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Freedom Rides Museum

210 S Court St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4006
+1 334-414-8647
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Small museum but with incredibly helpful tour guide

The freedom rides museum is very interesting, but very small. The highlight was Mary, the only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Miami, Florida
Thank you, Ms. Walker!!

We visited in June and the while the museum was actually closed, we were welcomed in by the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

The freedom rides museum is very interesting, but very small. The highlight was Mary, the only employee working there, who gave us a personal guided tour of the facility.

Thank Brian33131
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited in June and the while the museum was actually closed, we were welcomed in by the stunningly caring and knowledgable museum director, Dorothy. It was a brief stop for us as we had two sons (7 and 10) in tow and we didn't...More

Thank AandJReed
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I appreciate what they are trying to do with this museum. However, on the inside there is really not much to see. A super friendly staff. Interesting displays on the outside of the building

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 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

1  Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

1  Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 9 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

1  Thank Carl S
Reviewed 11 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 2 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.

1  Thank drydink
Reviewed 1 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 30 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
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14 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.