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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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Address: 251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
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This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors...

This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who, in 1955, sparked the civil rights movement by refusing to give her bus seat to a white man. The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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The best part of this museum is the presentation of the material - a simulation of being at key locations in this historic story. It's frustrating not to be able to take photos of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best part of this museum is the presentation of the material - a simulation of being at key locations in this historic story. It's frustrating not to be able to take photos of that experience. Also a little sad that the many other women who were arrested for not giving up their seats for whites weren't more a part... More 

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum tells the harrowing story of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus boycott and the struggle to desegregate public transportation in Montgomery. Well worth a visit, but be sure to double-check whether it's open - we found many of the museums in the area had very limited hours.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There was so much history in this museum. The manner in which it is presented is worth the price of admission. The interactive exhibits were enjoyable. The bus scene was presented in a way that made you feel like you were witnessing the event live. Our tour guide was energetic and knowledgeable. We had a great time.

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Thank 10isgirl
Madison, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found ourselves in Montgomery for social reasons and decided to spend the weekend to check out the local sites. Montgomery has a small downtown but it is packed with things to do like visit the Rosa Parks Museum. Although the Museum is small in size it too packs a good punch with a thorough rendition of the events leading... More 

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our school group visited here one afternoon. It is a detailed look at the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Ms. Parks and others roles in it. It was great to learn of the "unsung" heroes and sheroes of the Civil Rights Movement and the boycott specifically.

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Thank Carl S
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of information presented in an interesting manner. Many things I did not realize happened. A must for everyone to see and learn.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum tells the story of Rosa Parks and the bus boycott in Montgomery. It begins with a film that is watched through the windows of a bus. As you walk through the exhibit, there are large photographs of various aspects of the boycott. It gives a sense of how the city dealt with the boycott. The other part of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting presentation of Rosa Parks experience and the history behind it Interactive and manages to keep your attention. Great value!

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Thank hopkinsonc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter because her hero is Rosa Parks. We loved this musuem and learned so much history. The children's museum was closed for technical issues and we were very sad about that but still very glad we visited this musuem.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite part of the museum was watching a movie on the actual bus about the day Mrs. Parks refused to move for white passengers. We also enjoyed seeing the introductory film and reading several documents.

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