Regarded as the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, the capital of Alabama is an important destination for those interested in American history. Located on the east bank of the Alabama River, the city also boasts a variety of activities based on and around the waterfront for those whose interests lie less with history and politics. The birth place of famous Americans including Nat King Cole and Zelda Fitzgerald, Montgomery is also renowned for the Bus Boycott in 1955, starting when Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus. Events such as this have secured Montgomery’s place as one of the most important historical American cities.
From riverboat trips to historical museums, haunted hearse tours to underground jazz clubs, read on for our list of the best things to do in Montgomery, Alabama.
1. Visit the Rosa Parks Library and Museum
The Rosa Parks museum and children’s wing is dedicated to relaying information about the accomplishments of those associated with the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Great for educating children, the museum includes a time machine that transports visitors back in time to witness segregation first hand. After experiencing the hardships of the 1800’s, the research center and museum can be visited to gain more knowledge and understanding about Rosa Parks’ courageous act in 1955.