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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice will offer free admission for one-day only in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

In a Facebook post, the organization said all admission would be free on January 17, 2022.

According to our news partners at, the museum sits on the site of a former cotton warehouse and discusses the history of slavery. The expanded museum first opened last fall, and is run by the Equal Justice Initiative.

The museum’s website states it is, “situated on a site where enslaved Black people were forced to labor in bondage, the Legacy Museum offers an immersive experience with cutting-edge technology, world-class art, and critically important scholarship about American history,”

The museum itself was named the Alabama Tourism Department’s 2022 attraction of the year. Entrance to both attractions usually costs $5.

For more information, visit the Equal Justice Initiative website here.