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Alabama itinerary: Montgomery

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To walk around Montgomery is to experience history. The city was the birthplace of the civil rights movement, and a new museum and memorial will carry forward the community’s impactful legacy.

Brimming with culture, packed with historical landmarks and featuring a lively culinary scene, this vibrant river town is experiencing a resurgence, which has seen its downtown revitalized and has reestablished itself as a landmark Deep South destination.

“With world-class historical attractions, a burgeoning arts scene and facilities for groups of all sizes, we welcome guests to experience our famous Southern hospitality and soak in amazing history,” said Dawn Hathcock, vice president of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.

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National Memorial for Peace and Justice & Legacy Museum

Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AlabamaPhoto: Equal Justice Initiative

Legacy Museum, Montgomery, Ala.

 

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is America’s first national memorial dedicated to victims of racial terror lynching, and the Legacy Museum is dedicated to slavery, Jim Crow, mass incarceration and its legacy. The sites promote a more hopeful commitment to racial equality and just treatment of all people.

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Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, AlabamaPhoto: Montgomery Convention and Visitors Bureau

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, Ala.

 

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is a professional regional theater producing around 10 productions every year. Although productions of Shakespeare are the main focus, Broadway musicals, children’s productions, American classics and world premieres round out the schedule, making an exciting lineup for groups. 

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F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, AlabamaPhoto: Montgomery Convention and Visitors Bureau

F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery, Ala.

 

Explore the lives and legacies of world-renowned, literary legends at the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald lived in Montgomery from the fall of 1931 to the spring of 1932. Take an in-depth, private, guided tour of the museum, which is the last extant house the Fitzgeralds lived in as a family.

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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, AlabamaPhoto: Montgomery Convention and Visitors Bureau

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala.

 

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church is a National Historic Landmark containing the pulpit where Martin Luther King Jr. first preached his message of hope and brotherhood. King served as pastor of the church from 1955 to 1960. It was there where he organized the Montgomery bus boycott and burst onto the national scene.

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Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
334-834-5200
montgomerychamber.com

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