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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Rosa Parks, the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" was the guest of honor when Troy University dedicated its new library and museum. The library will carry Mrs. Parks' name and commemorates her refusal to give her seat up on the Montgomery City Bus to a white man. The incident occurred on December 1, 1955, at the site where the library is constructed and the museum depicts the event and the ensuing activities in the 381–day Montgomery Bus Boycott. Read more.

Library Hours

Day Time
Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED

Museum Hours

We invite you to take a virtual tour of the Troy University Rosa Parks Museum and Children's Wing.

Day Time
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last tour at 4:00 p.m.)
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Last tour at 2:00 p.m.)
Sunday and Holidays CLOSED
Friday, July 3, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015


Museum: 252 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Children's Wing: 220 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104



The Rosa Parks Museum is owned by Troy University. Persons coming to the Rosa Parks Museum are welcome to park in any Troy University, Montgomery Campus parking lot. There is no charge to park on Troy University, Montgomery Campus property when visiting the Museum. Be careful not to park in any space marked as reserved or in lots owned by other businesses such as Alabama Gas Corporation or the U.S. Post Office. There is also on-the-street, metered parking. Parking meters are ticketed weekdays, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weekends, holidays, and evenings, meters are not monitored and parking tickets are not issued. Designated Handicap Parking spaces are located along Montgomery Street and in the Troy parking lots. If you have any questions about parking, ask any Troy University, Montgomery Campus Police Officer.

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