Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum is an active memorial to the life of civil rights icon Rosa Parks and the lessons of the Montgomery Bus Boycott that brought racial integration to transportation and international attention to civil rights.
Located in downtown Montgomery, Alabama at the site where Mrs. Parks was arrested, it is the nation’s only museum dedicated to Rosa Parks.
Our mission is to honor her legacy and that of the boycott by providing a platform for scholarly dialogue, civic engagement, and positive social change.
The museum’s collection contains a number of historically significant artifacts including the original fingerprint arrest record of Mrs. Parks, a 1950s-era Montgomery city bus, original works of art including statuary and quilts, court documents and police reports, as well as a restored 1955 station wagon (known as a "rolling church") used to transport protesters.
Within the exhibits and artifacts found inside our museum, you’ll learn more about the people behind the boycott as well as the political and social climates of 1950s Montgomery. You’ll peer into the faces and hear the voices of brave men and women who fought for freedom peacefully and effectively.
Through our exhibits, you will catch a glimpse of a time gone by--of a segregated South of the past. You will get an up-close view at the important roles that strategy, interracial partnerships, and women played within the movement.