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Address: 210 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: (334) 242-3188
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Montgomery AL Bus Station, Site of Violence against

This small museum packs a powerful punch. It was a moving experience because it tells the truth about the brutal conditions of life for people who were Black and how they fought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This small museum packs a powerful punch. It was a moving experience because it tells the truth about the brutal conditions of life for people who were Black and how they fought to change it. Their courage and determination has inspired generations of people and continues today through the words and experiences of the participants presented here through photographs, interviews... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

IT was closed but I peeked through the front door and saw the pictures of the Freedom Riders that were stopped here In Montgomery at this old Greyhound Station where this occurred.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

You must stop by for the tour. Our tour guide was very informative, encouraging, and animated. The best part is she sung to us! Great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We were disappointed not to be able to get into the museum today, but just visiting the site of this incredible piece of Civil Rights history was great. The pictures and stories outside were excellent but made me want to get inside. If you want to see the museum, check the days and hours carefully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Senior, Military and Student Discounts available. Start outside and read along the wall. Then you can go inside and pay. A tour guide will talk story with you and provide information. As you walk around the small area inside, you will be able to see more information about the freedom riders Restrooms are available as well as a "gift shop"... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you’re spending any time in Montgomery, I highly recommend the Freedom Rides Museum. This little gem of a museum presents the history of the Freedom Rides, and more specifically, the mob violence visited on the riders when their Greyhound bus arrived in Montgomery on May 20, 1961. The ultimate result of this campaign was the desegregation of interstate bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The 1961 Freedom Rides are beautifully commerated and celebrated in this small yet powerful museum. The Greyhound terminal where the awful, cowardly and unlawful attacks upon young men and women occurred (or the small portion of the terminal left) is the home of the museum. The now bricked in "coloured" enterance is a reminder of the hypocrisy and ignorance that... More 

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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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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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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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