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Dexter Parsonage Museum

309 South Jackson Street

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The Dexter Parsonage Museum, historic home to twelve pastors of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church from 1920-1992, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It was restored in 2003 by the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Foundation, Inc., under the direction of church members, acting as an Authentication Committee, and It was home to Reverend Martin Luther King, early Civil Rights leader Vernon Johns and ten other pastors of the historic Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. The site features an interpretive center, a serene garden and a gift shop.


The Rutland Family

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Oh my!!! What a wonderful, informative and engaging tour! This is the home that Dr. and Mrs. King lived in when he was pastor of Dexter Street Baptist Church. If you think that this is going to be a random walk through a home with a bunch of "old stuff" in it, you are in for a treat! They have carefully preserved every feature of the home, inside and out, from front to the clothesline with a sample of one of Dr. King's shirts on it, out back. With an inspiring and knowledgeable tour guide to bring every moment of our tour to life, we enjoyed our visit.

Darryl Hobbins

Monday, May 21, 2018
Amazing historical tour of Martin Luther King Jr's home. There is free parking behind the home and the staff are so friendly. The tour begins with a short video followed by a tour of the parsonage. Our guide was really informative and took time to point out the smallest details and knowledge about the King family. Following the tour, there is an opportunity to visit the King Johns Garden for Reflection which was a fitting end. The tour lasts about an hour. We were travelling from the UK so it was difficult to book a time before we arrived but by just turning up we were the only couple there so it was like a private tour. Would recommend this to anyone in the area and really glad we chose to go go hear whilst visiting Montgomery.

James Wick

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
A great tour stop! Our guide was very knowledgeable and had lots of stories and info. The house has been refurbished close to how the King's had it with some help from Mrs, King. It has some of their original furniture and items

Suzanne Strength

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Such an amazing part of our history. This home is quietly tucked back on a side street and honestly was not very busy. I drove right up and had the place to myself. It was like stepping back into the 60's again. Don't miss this home.

Derrick Foote

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Only $7.00. Guide was very informative (actually attended the church when Dr. King was the pastor). It was very neat walking back in time standing in the actual rooms and around the actual furniture when many of the meeting and decisions happened to start the Civil Rights movement. Only wish taking pictures was allowed.

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