We’ve gathered the essential one day This line up captures the essence of Montgomery’s role in America’s Civil Rights story. We start the day learning about the people and places that laid the foundation of the movement with the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, fill in the gaps of history with two of the most acclaimed new Civil Rights experiences in America, and round out the day with a uplifting tour that will motivate you to step back into your daily life with hope and courage.
Get a great start with a locally roasted cup of Alabama’s best coffee according to Food & Wine Magazine, and pastry at Prevail Union Montgomery. Get acquainted with Montgomery’s community of civil rights organizers circa 1955 a few blocks down the street at the Rosa Parks Museum and Library. Next, check out the Instagram-friendly mural commemorating the Selma to Montgomery Marches on Lee Street on your way to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
After a challenging morning, comfort your soul with a heartwarming lunch at one of these popular downtown dining locations. Uplift your spirits and your count your steps with a guided walking tour of Dexter avenue and tour Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church guided by the inimitable Wanda Battle. See the office and desk where Dr. King wrote his sermons, tour the basement where the bus Montgomery boycotts were organized and depart with a song in your heart.
Wind down your day over dinner at Central, an upscale casual restaurant located in the heart of Montgomery’s Downtown entertainment district or reminisce over a big plate of homemade pasta at Saza’s Serious Italian right in the Alley Station Center. Walk over to The Exchange outside patio and listen to some live music around a fire to cap the night off.