Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.
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  • Excursion27570113909
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must stop!
    What an incredible experience. My kids, (11,11,7) did a great job paying attention and asking questions. Our tour was conducted by a family member who was part of bringing MLK Jr. To the church, to pastor. In the parsonage is a photo where she, the tour guide, is seen at the age of 7, with the King family. She shared her stories, my kids asked her questions and time stood still. That moment affected my family, being able to connect history, pain, and suffer age to a person standing before them. A powerful moment to put privilege in the very back seat and for us to be fully present. Incredibly authentic and genuine experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Philomena D
    Branch, Louisiana100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dark each Rome, not enough light each rooms
    We were excited to visit at MLK’s home in Montgomery. Sad for me, I can’t see good inside dark rooms, not enough bright rooms inside. I am night blind. But my husband and our 2 girls enjoyed to see each rooms. My girl was Interprter to tell me about bomb by window. Sad! I can see MLK’s house outside because of bright sunny. Good!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 October 2023
  • julie_del_mundo
    Knoxville, Tennessee107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do in Montgomery
    This is a must see site in Montgomery. You will tour the house where the young King family lived while MLK was a minister. You can see a scar on the front porch from where a bomb went off. Inside, you can see the table where MLK had a conversation with God asking whether to continue the bus boycott.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 May 2024
  • Joni P
    Atlanta, Georgia225 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blast off to the 1950's
    A short film is shown at the beginning of your visit, discussing the inspiring clergy who lived in this more than 100 years old house with their families. Martin Luther King, Jr and his family were the most famous people who resided here. Then a docent takes you into the house itself, furnished like it was the 1950's. No photos allowed.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 June 2024
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Joni P
Atlanta, GA225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A short film is shown at the beginning of your visit, discussing the inspiring clergy who lived in this more than 100 years old house with their families. Martin Luther King, Jr and his family were the most famous people who resided here.
Then a docent takes you into the house itself, furnished like it was the 1950's. No photos allowed.
Written 1 June 2024
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julie_del_mundo
Knoxville, TN107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is a must see site in Montgomery. You will tour the house where the young King family lived while MLK was a minister. You can see a scar on the front porch from where a bomb went off. Inside, you can see the table where MLK had a conversation with God asking whether to continue the bus boycott.
Written 26 May 2024
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Anthony
Loves Park, IL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Excellent place to visit! Great history about Dr King and had a tremendous guide through the house. She knew Dr King personally. I would highly recommend
Written 2 February 2024
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Susan E
Philadelphia, PA1,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
So fortunate to be able to tour this home How honored we were to receive a tour from Angelesa as she knew Dr King as a teenager, her family was instrumental in getting Dr. King to come be the preacher of Dexter Avenue King Memorial baptist Church. There was not a lot of information about touring the house online but we pulled into the parking lot behind the house and Angelesa greeted us. Shortly thereafter she played a short film for us and then took another couple and us over for a tour of the parsonage. Seeing the house furnished with most of the furniture from when the King family was here and hearing the story of the harrowing night the house was bombed was an emotional step back in time.
Written 4 November 2023
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Philomena D
Branch, LA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We were excited to visit at MLK’s home in Montgomery. Sad for me, I can’t see good inside dark rooms, not enough bright rooms inside. I am night blind. But my husband and our 2 girls enjoyed to see each rooms. My girl was Interprter to tell me about bomb by window. Sad! I can see MLK’s house outside because of bright sunny. Good!
Written 24 October 2023
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Dan & Bobbie
Indianapolis, IN12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
My husband has studied Dr King for many years and had wanted to see his home. Our trip South posed this opportunity and though we arrived it was a time you could not tour it was not disappointing.
Written 11 October 2023
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An0nyMs
Tucson, Arizona1,516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I'm so glad I made the effort to get here! (Information online is conflicting or missing. Check ahead.) The tour was deeply personal and full of many, many insights about the King family and the church. For example, our guide told us stories about being in the house and the church as a child, hearing Coretta play the piano and sing, and pointed out places around the neighborhood as it had been in the 1950s. She described Dr. King coming back to the church in 1967 to preach... outside were worldwide media and the Ku Klux Klan.

As our group of maybe eight people stood around the kitchen table, our guide told us one of the most moving stories. Dr King had gotten a threatening call telling him to leave Montgomery by sundown. He was deeply worried, couldn't sleep, and came to the kitchen to pray all night. He had an epiphany then; he learned that he should stay in Montgomery and continue the fight. If that night hadn't happened, she said, it could have completely changed history.

You couldn't learn or feel all of this from a self-guided tour, or a tour guide at a museum. It was deeply personal and so moving! Getting here is definitely worth the effort.
Written 6 October 2023
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Excursion27570113909
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
What an incredible experience. My kids, (11,11,7) did a great job paying attention and asking questions. Our tour was conducted by a family member who was part of bringing MLK Jr. To the church, to pastor. In the parsonage is a photo where she, the tour guide, is seen at the age of 7, with the King family. She shared her stories, my kids asked her questions and time stood still.

That moment affected my family, being able to connect history, pain, and suffer age to a person standing before them. A powerful moment to put privilege in the very back seat and for us to be fully present. Incredibly authentic and genuine experience.
Written 1 August 2023
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Adam R
Potomac, MD51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Standing in Dr. King’s study where he composed sermons, or around his dining room table where he held meetings to plan the Montgomery Bus Boycott is an incomparable experience. Truly felt like standing on holy ground.
Written 8 February 2023
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Badforever
London, Canada1,695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is the home provided to Dr. King while he was the pastor of the Dexter Avenue church. It is located a short drive from the downtown. No photos allowed inside. Your tour begins with a video and then a tour of the actual house. It was interesting to see the inside which had been kept as it was in the late 50s. You can see the damage caused by the bombing during the days of the bus boycott. There is a small gift shop inside. Run by volunteers, some of whom have family members with close ties to Dr. King.
Written 30 January 2023
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