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Freedom Rides Museum

Address: 210 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: (334) 242-3188
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Montgomery
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Carson City, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

So glad the Freedom Riders who risked their lives in 1961 were honored by this museum. An interactive video allowed visitors to express their recollections of those times.

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Houston
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82 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is the bus station where a violent attack took place against the Freedom Riders in 1961during the Civil Rights Movement. The panels on the outside of the building give a good sequence of events, but the pictures, stories and biographies inside are poignant. Most of them were just kids who wanted to be treated like human beings!

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globeseeker007
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1,029 helpful votes 1,029 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a small museum and is located in downtown Montgomery in the old Greyhound Bus Station. To begin the tour of the museum, read the information on the outside of the building prior to going inside. Once inside, there are art exhibits, photographs, and placards which depict the violence that happened here in the early 1960s. The woman inside... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Only part of the original Greyhound bus station remains. How hypocritical to have the same "Negros" in ONE kitchen serving food to separate waiting areas just to separate races! The exhibit changes, but they're hoping to keep some parts permanently. The biographies of rather ordinary people were fascinating in addition to the art & quilt.

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Enterprise, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday, where most attractions are closed. However, we were pleased that the history of the building is displayed outside. You can picture the scene 50 years ago when brave individuals took on a cause greater than self.

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Montreal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was our last tour visit in Montgomery before heading south to Pensacola. The Bus Station at 210 South Court Street in Montgomery, Alabama, was the site of a violent attack on participants in the 1961 Freedom Ride during the Civil Rights Movement. The property is no longer used as a bus station. This museum was opened at the same... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I am in Montgomery on business and I drove by the Greyhound station during a lunch break and recognized it immediately. Unfortunately, the actual museum is only open on Friday and Saturday; however, the building is covered with photographs and stories that are worth reading. It's free and won't take you too much time, but it's an incredible moment of... More 

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Key West, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Visited Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:45pm. According to our guides, the federal building behind the station needed a mail room and sadly re-purposed most of the original bus station. What remains is an isolated, "imagine if you can", single room with photo exhibits, a few pieces of artistic expression and a video booth for recording your own human rights... More 

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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Even though we were in Montgomery on a day when the museum was closed, the interpretative panels on the outside of the building were fantastic. We were able to delve deeper into the Rides and learned how our hometown, Nashville TN, played a key role in continuing the rides to the conclusion. Must see!

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Lubbock, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Visiting Montgomery is like taking a civil rights pilgrimage, and the old Greyhound Bus station, where the 1961 Freedom Riders were attacked by a mob after being left unescorted by the highway patrol, is one of the must-visit places on this pilgrimage. Even if you aren't there when the building is open, you can read the excellent explanatory posters on... More 

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