Montgomery Tours
"See Montgomery in a different Light!"
Attractions
On Sacred Grounds
  1. Visit the church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pastored from 1954-1960 and began his quest for civil rights. In this National Historic Landmark, see the modest pulpit where the young minister first preached his message of hope and brotherhood. A large mural in the church depicts King's civil rights crusade from Montgomery to Memphis.
    Dexter Avenue Church
  2. The parsonage was the resident where Dr. King and his family lived while pastoring the Dexter Avenue Church. Also the home that was bombed during his stay in Montgomery Alabama.
    Dexter Church Parsonage
  3. Learn about sacrifices and achievements of the Civil Rights Movement, confront facts of contemporary injustices, hear stories of hate crime victims, examine your own biases and make a commitment to tolerance by signing your name to the Wall of Tolerance inside this imposing museum dedicated to human and civil rights for all mankind. Following a tour of the museum, visit the Civil Rights Memorial and run your hands through the cooling water that flows over the table inscribed with names of those who died during the movement. The wall behind it is inscribed with an excerpt from the Book of Amos quoted in a historic speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Civil Rights Memorial Center
  4. The Greyhound Bus Station at 210 South Court Street in Montgomery, Alabama, was the site of a violent attack on participants in the 1961 Freedom Ride during the Civil Rights Movement. The May 1961 assaults, carried out by a mob of white protesters who confronted the civil rights activists, "shocked the nation and led the Kennedy Administration to side with civil rights protesters for the first time."
    Historical GreyHound Bus Station