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Freedom Rides Museum

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Address: 210 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: (334) 242-3188
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Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Trip "home" for a 50th High school reunion

I visited the Freedom Rides Museum on my first trip back to downtown Montgomery since I left after my junior year of high school in 1964. I was surprised at how invested the city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I visited the Freedom Rides Museum on my first trip back to downtown Montgomery since I left after my junior year of high school in 1964. I was surprised at how invested the city seems to be in commemorating its status as the crucible of the civil rights struggle. The displays at the Freedom Rides Museum, the historic markers all... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The museum itself was closed for refurbishment, though our BnB host told us it is rarely open (2 days a week). This is the reason they have made a display out the front. The display is thoughtfully done. What is truly overwhelming is to stand at that Greyhound Bus station and see with your own eyes the two different doors... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The photos and the historical content clearly brought the Freedom Riders' experiences to life. The bus station took you back in time.

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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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Dallas, Texas
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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