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Address: 1 Court Square, Montgomery, AL 36104-3544
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Historic area of the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Fountain, ( the Square) , is a historic landmark of Montgomery. It indicated the hub of industry and market , for decades as the focal point of Commerce Street. The fountain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fountain, ( the Square) , is a historic landmark of Montgomery. It indicated the hub of industry and market , for decades as the focal point of Commerce Street. The fountain remains a work of art, and a meeting place for various activities down town...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The square in the center of Montgomery is a microcosm of the history of the south. At the center of the square is a fountain, which had, before the Civil War, was the location of the slave auctions in Montgomery. As you look up the square to the State Capitol, you can also see the house from which the telegram... More 

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

To stand where slaves were sold, civil rights marches occurred and history was made is a great way to feel a part of American history.

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Thank danrosebaugh
Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is a beautiful Gothic fountain, but there's not much going on. Traffic whizzes by, but there's crosswalks so you're safe as a pedestrian, no worries. Check it out if you have a chance.

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Thank Ebrashley
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This fountain is a staple in downtown Montgomery. I always love seeing it whether I;m driving or walking by

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Livingston, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I were visiting from out of town, and decided to set out on foot from the hotel. We came across so many cool and interesting things on our walk. Court Square was no exception. We enjoyed looking at the fountain and reading about the various monuments and plaques in the square. We took lots of photos and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

This beautiful fountain is around half mile from capitol building. If you are in near to capitol building it is worth to visit. This is having excellent brass details. We like it.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

The vintage fountain was a watering hole for horses before and during hte Civil War; a wonderful brass fountain now occupies the site with a great view up Dexter Avenue of the State Capitol.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

Much has been done in recent years to make Court Square and its fountaing more beautiful. The main change was reverting back to a true circle around the round fountan, so there is really no "square" at all. In the cobblestones on the north side (toward Commerce Street) there are two pieces of railroad track that had been paved over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

After visiting some of the museums in town, I learned that at this square slaves were sold. As an African American I found this to be moving. Visit and pay tribute.

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