We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Informational Walking Self Guided Tour!

I liked this place because all the history that surrounds it. They have these nice signs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
R2_Ramirez
,
San Antonio, Texas
Lovely Square

This has a lovely old fountain and is near a gigantic new fountain. Many places to sit and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Lisa B
,
Texas
via mobile
Read all 20 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Historic area of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fort sumter” (2 reviews)
“bus ride” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
1 Court Sq, Montgomery, AL 36104-3544
Write a ReviewReviews (20)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"commerce street"
in 2 reviews
"fort sumter"
in 2 reviews
"bus ride"
in 2 reviews
"dexter avenue"
in 3 reviews
"state capitol"
in 3 reviews
"civil war"
in 3 reviews
"rosa parks"
in 4 reviews
"bombardment"
in 2 reviews
"fountain"
in 12 reviews
"slaves"
in 6 reviews
"boarded"
in 2 reviews
"downtown"
in 3 reviews
"capital"
in 3 reviews
"history"
in 9 reviews
"information"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this place because all the history that surrounds it. They have these nice signs throughout the sidewalks that tell us the history of the events that took place and that area and that changed today's United States of America's Culture. It's mindboggling such...More

Thank R2_Ramirez
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This has a lovely old fountain and is near a gigantic new fountain. Many places to sit and enjoy the scenery. Great photo opportunities!

Thank Lisa B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We were first attracted to the square by the wonderful fountain in tne middle of the roundabout. However, we were soon reading all the many fantastic boards which are full of information about the history of Montgomery and references to the slave trade. I just...More

Thank Lindagreenacre
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Stand next to the fountain in this square at the base of Dexter Ave. A slave market used to occupy that spot. On one side of the plaza stands the building where the telegram was sent that ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter and began...More

1  Thank Sc00byD00byD00
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Site of the former slave markets, this fountain provides a central point for streets of Montgomery and a beautiful view up the hill to the Capital

Thank MWK51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This square is alive with history. The telegram order to start the bombardment of Fort Sumter was sent from a building on the square. Rosa Parks boarded her famous bus ride from this square. You can see the State Capital from this square.

Thank bobca1947
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Learning the history of Montgomery, this is actually the historical landmark of a slave auction block. Was very sobering.

Thank SYoung2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...More

Thank West M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 December 2016

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...More

Thank Sfgallagher
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank danrosebaugh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 72 hotels in Montgomery
Hampton Inn & Suites Montgomery-Downtown
759 reviews
.26 km away
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
633 reviews
.37 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Montgomery Downtown
719 reviews
.38 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel & Montgomery Conference Center
1,076 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sa-za
486 reviews
.34 km away
Wintzell's Oyster House
405 reviews
.27 km away
Chris' Hot Dogs
228 reviews
.28 km away
NYC Gyro's
45 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
323 reviews
.65 km away
Civil Rights Memorial Center
321 reviews
.59 km away
Civil Rights Memorial
173 reviews
.61 km away
Rosa Parks Library and Museum
557 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Court Square staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit