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Freedom Rides Museum

210 S Court St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4006
+1 334-414-8647
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Important Piece of American History

The story of the Freedom Riders is an fascinating one, and the museum in Montgomery is the best... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Ryan V
Great Falls, Montana

Any road trip following the Civil Rights Movement needs to stop here. The staff is very... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Shannon T
Orlando, Florida
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This small but powerful museum tells the story of the 1961 Freedom Rides that ended racial segregation in public transportation. It is located in Montgomery's former Greyhound Bus Station where student protesters faced a segregationist mob. Exterior exhibits trace the history of the rides and the pivotal events that happened in Montgomery. Interior exhibits include art, architecture, oral histories, and a video kiosk where Freedom Riders and others have told their story. Exterior exhibits and a cell phone tour are available 24/7 and are free. Small admission charged for interior exhibits during opening hours. Discount admission fees for groups of 10 or more booked in advance.
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210 S Court St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4006
+1 334-414-8647
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The story of the Freedom Riders is an fascinating one, and the museum in Montgomery is the best place to learn about it. It's not very big, but there's a lot of information packed in there. It's hard to imagine, having been born in the...More

Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Any road trip following the Civil Rights Movement needs to stop here. The staff is very knowledgeable.

Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 10 May 2017

A great place to visit and see what life was like for the citizens of the Civil Rights era. The person at the museum provided a history of the site as well a description of some of the artwork and pictures displayed throughout the site....More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Most of the original station has been remodeled with only the facade and the bricked over "colored only" entrance remaining. It is worth visiting when the museum is closed because you can see the facade and follow the timeline outside the station.

Thank Albert M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a small museum, but worth the stop. There is something about being at the actual Greyhound station, seeing the blocked up "colored entrance." Almost chilling.

Thank drydink
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This museum is part of the old bus station that sparked a lot of the Civil Rights activities of the early 1960s. The display outside covers fairly well the events that occurred in Montgomery during the Freedom Rides. Inside, the displays go into more depth...More

Thank PhilR9
Reviewed 31 March 2017

It is difficult to describe how moving, inspiring and challenging the actions of the freedom riders are. We arrived late in the afternoon (after 4pm) to find to museum closed, but were able to read lots of information on the outside display boards. The site...More

Thank superman77
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum that makes a very powerful impact. Even if the museum itself isn't open its worth stopping by so that you can read the outside wall which details the journey these brave people took. Inside the museum it will take...More

Thank MavesWife
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It was very sobering being at the bus station and reading about the people who were attacked here, and seeing the old "colored only" entrance. Glad it is preserved so we can teach future generations about the brave people who fought for civil rights.

Thank TobinToner
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a great littlle museum with extremely knowledgeable staff. They are excelllent in imparting their passion to a stunning period in our history. The civil rights has many unsung heros; this museum elevates some of them.

Thank litz59
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15 January 2015|
Response from Savvy S | Reviewed this property |
No frightening photos here, but I bet he'd enjoy the Rosa Parks Musuem just a few blocks away.