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“A great way to learn about the Freedom Riders and Montgomery's history.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Freedom Rides Museum

Freedom Rides Museum
210 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-3188
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Ranked #9 of 31 Attractions in Montgomery
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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“A great way to learn about the Freedom Riders and Montgomery's history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

I visited this museum as part of learning more about the Civil Rights movement. The ladies working there were so knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about the museum, the history, and educating the public. Although there are limited "artifacts" from when it was the Montgomery Greyhound bus station, they do have a revolving art exhibit related to the freedom riders, the civil rights movement, and how it relates to contemporary times. I enjoyed my personal tour from both the gals working there--interpreting the building and its history, as well as the art exhibit. There's also an opportunity to record any personal experiences during the civil rights movement, feelings about the museum experience, in a video booth--or view others' videos. If it's not open, there are plaques along the outside that describe the Freedom Rides history.
I recommend this museum as an important part of our US history. It should be supported and enjoyed--and you'll learn a lot also.

Visited February 2012
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“Provides an awesome opportunity to walk on sacred ground of a historic movement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I was glad to get the chance to enter this historic space. The staff here are very accommodating and knowledgeable. Interesting to learn about the history of the building. Hopefully in the future the site will be able to acquire permanent exhibits and "interactive features" to engage the visitors about this dramatic period in history. Nice gift shop with some excellent resources on the Freedom Rides.

Visited March 2012
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

Unfortunately there isn't any original items from that period with the exception of the floors but the museum personnel was very knowledgeable and informative about the events leading up to the riots which made visiting here wonderful. If you love history it is a must see.

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