Montgomery, AL

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This city on the Alabama River was a key location in the American civil rights movement during the mid-20th century. Come here to learn about Southern history and culture.

The capital of Alabama, Montgomery was an important setting in the American civil rights movement. Several key historic protests and boycotts took place here in the struggle for equality during the mid-20th century. Museums, libraries and memorials relating to the movement are scattered around the area.

Visit the Rosa Parks Library and Museum to learn about key events in the civil rights movement. Read about the pivotal moment when the African-American Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person in 1955. Study exhibits on the ensuing Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Add to your experience with a trip to the Dexter Parsonage Museum, visiting the house where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived for six years. He is considered the most significant leader of the civil rights movement. Watch an informative video and tour the home to learn about Dr. King’s peaceful contributions to the battle for racial equality.

The Civil Rights Memorial Center represents the general tone of the modern city by paying tribute to the drive for equal rights and reminding visitors of the suffering of countless civil rights activists and bystanders. Read the plaques with inscribed names of the African-Americans who died during the struggle.

Modern Montgomery is also a hub of literature and the creative arts. Explore the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum to see the house where the famous literary couple lived. Enjoy a play in the gorgeous surroundings of the home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, which produces theater year-round.

Montgomery was named after Richard Montgomery, an Irish-born soldier who led a failed invasion of Canada in the 18th century. The region experiences hot and humid summers and mild winters.

While in the region, sample Alabama specialties, such as oysters, ribs and baked grits, a cheesy dish made from ground corn.

The nearest international transportation hub is Birmingham Airport, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of the city.Visit Montgomery to appreciate historic reminders of the fight for racial equality in the United States.

Best Western Montgomery I-85 North Hotel
Best Western Montgomery I-85 North Hotel
2.5 out of 5
5225 Carmichael Rd, Montgomery, AL, 36106
The price is $76 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Montgomery. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.8/5 Good! (907 reviews)
"Staff was good, until you asked for change to use the vending machine. I was told they did not have $1 bills. Place was clean, breakfast was ok, staff was friendly"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Best Western Montgomery I-85 North Hotel
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Montgomery
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Montgomery
2 out of 5
100 Gibbons Dr, Montgomery, AL, 36117
The price is $80 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Montgomery. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
Best service
"Check in was fast. The front desk employee was very polite and helpful. The room was clean the bathroom and shower was roomy. The beds were the best. My room was clean and everything worked to a “T” this was my first time staying at a Microtel but it was by far my best hotel stay. I will definitely ..."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Montgomery
Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel & Conference Ctr
Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel & Conference Ctr
3.5 out of 5
300 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL, 36104
The price is $141 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Montgomery. Enjoy free breakfast, 2 restaurants, and WiFi. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Convenience, great breakfast & happy hour. I wished they offered shuttle service from airport. I would stay again though."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel & Conference Ctr
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Freeway Inn motel and Uhaul
Freeway Inn motel and Uhaul
Montgomery, AL
The price is $45 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
Stay at this aparthotel in Montgomery. Enjoy WiFi, 2 bathrooms, and 9 bedrooms. Popular attractions City of St. Jude and Nat King Cole's Residence are located ...
1/5 (1 review)
Fraudulent listing
"Arrived at the address given to a chain link gate that was padlocked. A building that was abandoned and boarded up. I continued to locate the business for an hour. There was no such business in this city."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Freeway Inn motel and Uhaul
The Hornets Nest...old world charm
The Hornets Nest...old world charm
Montgomery, AL
The price is $75 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
Stay at this apartment in Montgomery. Enjoy free WiFi, a balcony, and a TV. Popular attractions Dunn-Oliver Acadome and National Center for the Study of Civil ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (44 reviews)
Central location
"Very nice older house with lots historical pictures and stuff, beds we’re very comfortable"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

The Hornets Nest...old world charm
stayAPT Suites Montgomery
stayAPT Suites Montgomery
2.5 out of 5
5000 Woodmere Blvd, Montgomery, AL, 36106
Stay at this aparthotel in Montgomery. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions EastChase Shopping Mall and Blount Cultural ...
stayAPT Suites Montgomery
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