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Legacy Museum

115 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2506
+1 334-269-1803
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Powerful experience.

Allow 2 hours to take in the whole experience. This museum will bring out emotions you didn’t... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RetFireReg
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Montgomery, Alabama
Powerful!

I have no words that can adequately describe this museum, other than powerful! The holograms, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
snee1652
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Omaha, Nebraska
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115 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2506
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Reviewed yesterday

Allow 2 hours to take in the whole experience. This museum will bring out emotions you didn’t expect. Wear comfortable shoes. No cameras allowed. Cell phones off or vibrate. Mostly outdoors so it is hot during the summer. Metal scanner at door and one water...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have no words that can adequately describe this museum, other than powerful! The holograms, the inmates, the visuals, the narrations, our ancestors, our past and present shero’s and hero’s - powerful! If you are any where near this museum, or even if you are...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited this museum earlier this week and highly recommend it. The content is moving and really direct. It was both horrifying and enlightening. If you don’t leave this museum effected then you don’t have a pulse.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Museum does a terrific job presenting a very difficult and tragic part of life in the US. We tried to visit in May, but could not get tickets but were able to walk-in in August. The lady who sold tickets said that there are...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum addresses issues that are timely and shows how history affects the present. The subject matter is heavy, and there is lots to read and see, so give yourself plenty of time here—two hours at least. The exhibits are extremely moving, and our visit...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My mother and I were able to go to the Legacy Museum on the day it opened. It was overwhelming, and I mean that in a good way. I had to take breaks at time because it is so powerful, but the docents there were...More

Thank Sherman K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An important destination for anyone interested in history and/or current events. The curators have created a learning environment that works cross-generationally. My teenaged nephew appreciated the choice of multi-media experiences. If you tour the museum prior to going to the Peace and Justice Memorial, you'll...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the newest museum to join the civil rights trail. It tells the story of slavery through mass incarceration of African Americans. It addresses the lynchings that took place from the 1850's through the 1950's throughout the US. It is not easy information to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought our tickets online, loved that the price is kept low. We had no problem finding parking and such. Free parking downtown on the weekends FYI. Now to the good part....What an amazing display of documented sadness for our country. It was good to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was quite a moving experience. You absolutely can tour the museum and the memorial in one day. And, I would recommend buying the combo ticket in advance on the internet. Parking is almost impossible downtown if theres a baseball game. You will definitely need...More

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kerryajean
6 July 2018|
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Response from JustineMartin | Reviewed this property |
Hi hope this helps. THe museum is small I guess 2 hours. The memorial is outdoors. If I were to do it again I would go to the Memorial first because of weather - even though the museum will add context to the memorial... More
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God_Bless_The_DADS
24 May 2018|
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Response from Quetzal2 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. It may be best for little ones to have some background knowledge on slavery and mass incarceration.
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