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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
+1 334-241-8661
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Rosa Paris and the Bus Boycott

The Rosa Parks Museum is a small, compact reveal from the moment when Rosa Parks refused to stand... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jill_michaels
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South Strafford, Vermont
Powerful museum

We learned a lot a this museum, but it wasn't an overwhelming about of information. We went through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ejirvine32
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
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251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rosa Parks Museum is a small, compact reveal from the moment when Rosa Parks refused to stand up until the day the boycott was lifted and Black Montgomery citizens ended the boycott, boarded the bus, and sat where they liked.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned a lot a this museum, but it wasn't an overwhelming about of information. We went through rather quickly and were excited to start with this on our history tour of Montgomery. Very welcoming staff as well!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Montgomery, take an hour or two to visit the Rosa Parks Museum. It is captivating and powerful, and tells the story of the bus boycott that started the civil rights movement Compelling audio/video presentations tell the story from start to finish,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We allowed an hour and a half for the museum and children’s museum next door, and although it was enough we could have spent more time...especially because there’s also an interesting art gallery on site dedicated to confronting questions of racism and injustice. Even if...More

1  Thank Iowa_is_my_home
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

A key event in US history told in a very engaging manner. Enjoyable for adults but also brought to life for younger people.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

There is so much to see in Montgomery about the history of the United States. She's a very small but will thought out museum. They actually have one of the buses that Rosa Parks would have taken to and from work daily. Actual bus where...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

A tight little museum that presents the historical build up and outcome of an historic and courageous act by a woman of greater complexity than any of us ever knew. We thoroughly appreciated the presentation of facts and the dignity with which this whole era...More

1  Thank ramataz
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Self guided tour of the ground breaking reaction to Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus. Located in the Troy State University building which happens to be at the spot where Parks kept her seat. There are several wonderful museums...More

1  Thank Jeanne G
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Great little museum on the site where Rosa parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat up to a white man on a city bus in 1955. There's a short video about segregation in busing in Montgomery and then a short video which depicts...More

2  Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I brought a group of teens from Chicago and we did the paid tour. The museum captured the attention of mist of the students. I do believe that the museum is more geared towards a middle school aged group.

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Mary M
6 June 2017|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
Under $20 for two people.
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Colleen R
8 May 2017|
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Response from wrider10 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't the actual arrest site. The bus is actually inside the museum . If there is any way you can stay until the next day the museum is fabulous.
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Julissa D
20 March 2017|
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Response from Deeadrea J | Reviewed this property |
You move at your own pace through many sections. We read everything and it took about 2 hours.
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