Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil rights movement. Steeped in history, this church, where Dr. King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era.
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mllsssa
Austin, TX116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This active church is an amazing time capsule with the volunteers leading the tours being long serving church members. If you’re visiting, please show some respect and don’t ask for photos when they kindly ask you several times to not photograph in the church. You’re not entitled to taking photos and you put the elderly ladies in an uncomfortable spot when you ask.
Written March 2, 2024
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Philomena D
Branch, LA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We enjoyed to visit that church where MLK was pastor few years when he and his family lived in Montgomery. Black guider was good job to tell us story of MLK. No boring!
Written October 24, 2023
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Dan & Bobbie
Indianapolis, IN12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
Though we wished we could have been there on a tour date we were satisfied with the opportunity to even stand at the entrance.
Written October 11, 2023
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An0nyMs
Tucson, Arizona1,516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Besides sitting in the original sanctuary pews from the 1800s and hearing about the church, another highlight of the (required) tour is a long and very realistic historical mural downstairs. Our guide described every part of it. Two rooms downstairs, including Dr. King's office, have been renovated and (as of October 2023) are awaiting approval from the historical commission that oversees everything done to this historic building.

One member of the tour asked how the church is supported financially. Our guide said that much of the funding comes from visitors. The congregation is aging -- many members in their 90s and passing away -- and there aren't many young people. So I hope you can take this tour, as well as the excellent parsonage tour.

(Church tours are arranged through the Interpretive Center, near the parsonage on Jackson Street.)
Written October 7, 2023
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Sydney
Saint Louis, MO212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Beautiful church right down the street from the Alabama State Capitol. It is in a safe and easily accessible location - we parked at the Capitol and walked. We did not go inside, but we still picked up that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. organized the Montgomery bus boycott (1955-1956) from his basement office here.
Written March 6, 2023
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Badforever
London, Canada1,696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
While walking in downtown Montgomery, we walked towards the State Capital and suddenly found ourselves in front of the church that Dr. King first preached at. A tour was just ending, and the lovely tour guide allowed us to enter. Usually, patrons go to the Dr King parsonage site, pay their fee for both sites, and finish here. No photos allowed inside. A good tour of both the church and the basement contains some old archives. The church has been unchanged since the day it was founded in 1877, and since Dr King preached there from 1954 to 1960.
Written January 30, 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Unfortunately, could only admire this historical church from the outside. It was just sufficient to know, though, that Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, had been its pastor and to imagine him address his congregation. Would just love to have been able to see the interior.
Written November 30, 2022
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hubjeanne
SOUTH PASADENA305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
What could anyone say? I stood where Martin Luther King, Jr. stood so many times. I was on hallowed ground. I could almost hear his voice.
Written October 10, 2022
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Aerowing
Monee, IL5,969 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Beautiful historical church but unfortunately the still interior isn’t because of Covid. They do have a nice gift shop though so at least check that out.
Written August 3, 2022
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Jane B
Grapevine, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I wanted to go in but they weren't doing tours since the pandemic. I still drove by many times and stopped to take pictures. Hopefully, when I go back they will be allowing tours.
Written July 29, 2022
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