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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

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Address: 315 S Jackson St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4407
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.

Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.

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Being inside and hearing stories room-to-room in this 2 bedroom house, Dr. King's parsonage, where so many crucial events happened from Dr. Shirley Cherry was unforgettable. Never... read more

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Being inside and hearing stories room-to-room in this 2 bedroom house, Dr. King's parsonage, where so many crucial events happened from Dr. Shirley Cherry was unforgettable. Never had an experience quite like this ever, walking amidst deep history. Dr. Cherry is full of verve and an extraordinary teller of Dr. King's and Coretta's life. Take your time in Montgomery AL.... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We toured the parsonage after a visit to the Dexter Church and I would highly recommend the combination. The tour starts with a very informative movie about the parsonage and the neighborhood and then there is a guided tour with Dr. Shirley Cherry who rates among the very best docents that I have ever seen. She makes the tour informative... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best part of the visit was the guide, who had personal experiences with Dr King. The place is small and simple, but significant because of the history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I would highly recommend a visit to Dexter Parsonage Museum! I Brought my wife and my 2 sons for the visit. My sons are 13 years old. I wanted them to know how Dr Martin Luther King changed the course of history!! I would like to thank Shirly for being such a wonderful guide and host! I was a pleasure... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel for a living as a photographer. I have never, ever, anywhere in the world, had a finer experience. Visiting South Johnson Street following the Civil Rights Trail, the Dexter Avenue Parsonage Tour lead by Dr. Shirley was a crash course on the history of the movement but even more important, a thesis on Dr. King's thoughts, actions and... More 

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Springville, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dr. Shirley Cherry gave our school group a tour that we will never forget. Many said it was the highlight of our week. Her stories and the life advice that was mixed in was meaningful and powerful. She made Dr. King real for our students. We saw his struggle. We learned of the power of making wise choices and forgiving... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here on my way from Iowa to Florida. The cost was $7.50 for the tour. A very nice lady who had MLK jr. for a pastor gave the tour. It was pretty neat to have someone tell the story that had lived through the time. She told the story of the pictures in the building next to the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a unique place! This is not only a museum, the spirit of MLK is kept alive here. Shirley who led us through the parsonage was warm, honest, critical and sharp - and having lived through then and now, she had a lot to share. This is not an ordinary tour. It touches you. You won't know the US, until... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a treat for our family. I am so happy we took the time to visit the parsonage home of the King family, not just the museum (which was also great). Our tour guide was an amazing, gifted woman whose stories brought you right up close to the real life experiences of the Kings in a way that made... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The home that Dr. King lived in while he was pastor at the Dexter Baptist Church was one of the most interesting things we did while in Montgomery. Dr. Shirley Cherry led our tour and her passion for Dr. King, the home and teaching is amazing and contagious. I grew up knowing about Dr. King but came away from the... More 

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