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Legacy Museum, Montgomery

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  • We planned a trip to Alabama to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, and this was one of the main planned activities. It was incredible! My husband and I spent the entire day there, and... 
    We planned a trip to Alabama to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, and this was one of the main planned activities. It was incredible! My husband and I spent the entire day there, and...  more »
  • I visited the Legacy Museum prior to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The Legacy Museum addresses slavery, lynching, segregation, incarceration and racial oppression. Each of these... 
    I visited the Legacy Museum prior to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The Legacy Museum addresses slavery, lynching, segregation, incarceration and racial oppression. Each of these...  more »
  • The Legacy Museum has a lot to see and read. The low $5 price was unexpected but welcomed. Warning! Parking can be an issue. Upon entry, the staff was cordial. My main issues with visiting the museum....  more
    The Legacy Museum has a lot to see and read. The low $5 price was unexpected but welcomed. Warning! Parking can be an issue. Upon entry, the staff was cordial. My main issues with visiting the museum....  more »
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  • Absolutely haunting history but it’s so important to learn about. We spent hours here and honestly would have gone back a second time if we had more time. There is so much to read and learn. There are also multiple theaters inside with short films as well. This museum is so well put together. If there’s one thing you do in Montgomery, let it be this!
  • Word of advice. If you are an empath or are a sensitive soul, please prepare yourself. I was in this museum for 10 minutes before my first tears began. It was emotionally overwhelming for me but I DO NOT regret it one bit. I needed to see this and I spend 3 hours in this museum. I could have stayed longer. I had so many emotions walking through this space. I was sad, angry, proud, inspired, angry again, and then hopeful. Everything about this museum is well done. It's such a beautiful space and even though it handles some really tough history, that is beautifully done as well. The docents looked great in all black and they did a great job of policing the area and answering questions. One of the ladies saw me taking notes and suggested I visit the website because a lot of the information can be found there. The exhibit that was the most impactful to me was the lynching area. I could barely hold in my sobs as I searched for the county in MS that my grandmother, born in 1932, grew up in. Her father was a sharecropper and I've heard stories from her about growing up and living in the South in that time, picking peas and cotton. Our family could be considered "lucky" because no one was lynched but I'm sure the fear of it was always present. Bottom line is GO. GO TO HERE! Everyone should experience this museum. Take your family, friends, loved ones. Some things should not be forgotten.
  • This museum is beyond a sobering reality. The truth of the past is in full contrast with the present. You must have an open mind to review all of the readings and pictures. No matter what your race is. This history must be known and only then can we move towards a comple understanding of how someone else feels. This is a must visit and I meant for everyone!
  • I have been multiple times and get something new every time I go. This is one of the best curated museums I have ever experienced with so much information I didn’t know. This is such a critical part of Black history in the US, and everyone should go. It’s moving, enraging, heartbreaking and so informative. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is included in the ticket and they have a shuttle that goes between the two. The posts with the names of those who were lynched by county is astounding. A truly transformative experience.
  • I visited The Legacy Museum on Coosa back in Oct 2020. I thought I was impressed with that location. This location, its expansion, and new exhibits. Amazing yet solemn experience. It will most certainly leave you speechless. The fact that it was spacious and clean and that the employees were beyond helpful and knowledgeable were also a plus. Lunch at Pannie-George's was very convenient and affordable. We took the complimentary shuttle to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which comes with a mini guided tour on the way. We're looking forward to visiting again when the new addition across the street is complete.

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