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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

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Address: 309 S Jackson St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4407
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10:00 - 16:00
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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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Humbling, Transformative, and Inspiring

I had traveled to Montgomery to learn more about Civil Rights in Alabama, and quickly found my way to the Parsonage Museum. Words can't capture the beauty and the power of the... read more

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had traveled to Montgomery to learn more about Civil Rights in Alabama, and quickly found my way to the Parsonage Museum. Words can't capture the beauty and the power of the Museum itself, from hearing about the history of the bombing, to listening to MLK's speech describing his conversion moment in the Parsonage kitchen. What goes beyond the wonder... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ms. Cherry was wonderful. The house looks awesome and she does an amazing job explaining artifacts and rooms. She is very knowledgeable and added so much to the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum obviously has historical significance because Dr King lived there but it is Dr Shirley who makes it all special and worth the visit. She is a wonderful guide who tells history in the way like no one else does. Please visit this museum not just for Dr King but also for Dr Shirley.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I would be remiss if I did not remind you to immediately go to this world famous site. You will have a lifetime of regret if you miss Ms 🍒 Shirley Cherry's famous VIP tour. You will never know how much you will 😊 enjoy this history and civil rights phenomenal tour. Be blessed, Ms. Cherry will do the rest.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History! How can words begin to explain what it is like to hear history first hand from people who lived it, remember it clearly, and are alive to tell us about it? We met people who truly knew what life was like when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive. We met a woman who personally heard him preach. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Montgomery to visit the Southern Poverty Law Center's Civil Rights Memorial (don't miss this either). Upon leaving there, we decided to stop at the Dexter Parsonage museum. Little did we know what a treat we were in for. Shirley Cherry was an awesome tour guide. She is as knowledgeable and engaging as it gets. We were in... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recent visit to this modest house gave me an extraordinary insight into the civil rights era and its leader MLK. As a guide, Dr. Shirley Cherry is unique. It is not just her expansive knowledge but her ability to take you back in time that makes the tour such a wonderful experience. You will gain insights into the leaders... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can only echo the previous posters and add our MOST enthusiastic endorsement of the parsonage visit. We were very fortunate that Dr. Shirley Cherry was available. We wrapped up visits to the Birmingham civil rights institute, the two Selma interpretative centers, the pettus bridge and the civil rights memorial in Montgomery(all must-sees) with the parsonage tour and feel that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By all accounts, Dr. Cherry is an incredible guide, but she was not available for our tour. The guide we did get was perfectly good, but didn't give the transformational performance that Dr. Cherry is said to deliver. That said, there's plenty of fascinating history to see, including the preserved impact crater of a bomb hurled at Dr. King's home.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not planned to go here while in Montgomery for just a day but this turned out to be one of the highlights of our stay. The film at the beginning was very informative. Our two tour guides were very passionate about the living history they were showing us and telling us about. It touched everyone in our group.

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