Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Montgomery, United States


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 3.5 km
Ascend 108 m
Descend 103 m

Experience Montgomery in United States in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Montgomery

Sight 1: First Baptist Church

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The First Baptist Church on North Ripley Street in Montgomery, Alabama, is a historic landmark. Founded in downtown Montgomery in 1867 as one of the first black churches in the area, it provided an alternative to the second-class treatment and discrimination African-Americans faced at the other First Baptist Church in the city.

Wikipedia: First Baptist Church (Montgomery, Alabama) (EN)

901 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church is a Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, affiliated with the Progressive National Baptist Convention. The church was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1974 because of its importance in the civil rights movement and American history. In 1978 the official name was changed to the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was pastor there and helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 during the civil rights era. The church is located steps away from the Alabama State Capitol.

Wikipedia: Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (EN), Website

197 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Civil Rights Memorial

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Civil Rights Memorial Eric Hunt / CC BY 2.5

The Civil Rights Memorial is an American memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, created by Maya Lin. The names of 41 people are inscribed on the granite fountain as martyrs who were killed in the civil rights movement. The memorial is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Wikipedia: Civil Rights Memorial (EN), Website

902 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 4: Bell Building

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The Bell Building is an office building located in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. It was built in 1907 by local businessman Newton J. Bell, and was the tallest building in Montgomery at the time. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. The height of the building is 187 feet.

Wikipedia: Bell Building (Montgomery, Alabama) (EN)

1472 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 5: Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church

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The Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, also known as the Mount Zion AME Zion Church Memorial Annex, is a historic church in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Located on 467 Holt Street, it was built in 1899 and extensively remodeled in 1921.

Wikipedia: Mount Zion AME Zion Church (Montgomery, Alabama) (EN)


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