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Freedom Rides Museum

210 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-3188
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Ranked #14 of 37 attractions in Montgomery
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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new jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

we were looking forward to going here also, and i'm glad we did. it literally is the old greyhound bus terminal, which was totally segregated. it's just really one room, but the exhibits there, and seeing what happened to the freedom riders is excellent!

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NYC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I don't know why this isn't ranked higher, but for the fact that it seems unknown and has wonky hours. If you can visit during their open hours, DO SO! The museum is located in the old Greyhound bus station where the freedom riders were, and where a huge race riot took place. You can see the old "colored entrance"... More

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We read through the outdoor exhibits before going in. We were greeted warmly by Destiny and Ellen. Destiny's presentation of what happened was wonderful and riveting. As she talked, I could almost see what was happening in this place more than 50 years ago. After that, Ellen introduced us to the building and the art exhibits. It is a shame... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Of all the sites I visited on the Civil Rights trail, this one left the greatest impact on me. Very welcoming and knowledgeable staff, very educational experience and a wonderful tribute to those who risked so much to participate in the Freedom Rides.

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Atlanta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

One Friday I got a chance to visit the museum and I must say i was well informed.. The museum has limited hours so check before you go.. I went on a Friday and the hours were from 12pm-4pm.. Fist let me say the guides are terrific, they are well informed.. Their was not a lot to the museum,but the... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stopped by the Freedom Rides Museum on our way out of Montgomery. We were excitedly greeted by two young museum guides who explained the history of the bus terminal, the Freedom Rides movement, and the art gallery that is on display. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, and I walked away with a much better understanding of the events of... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Very small but important museum and spot. One could almost see entire museum from admissions desk. But worthy cause and important history to raise up. Thanks

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Was looking forward to visiting, but has very limited hours. Be sure to check this out before walking here. Did have some informative signs in front of the museum.

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