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Address: 210 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 13342302676
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This small but powerful museum tells the story of the 1961 Freedom Rides...

This small but powerful museum tells the story of the 1961 Freedom Rides that ended racial segregation in public transportation. It is located in Montgomery's former Greyhound Bus Station where student protesters faced a segregationist mob. Exterior exhibits trace the history of the rides and the pivotal events that happened in Montgomery. Interior exhibits include art, architecture, oral histories, and a video kiosk where Freedom Riders and others have told their story. Exterior exhibits and a cell phone tour are available 24/7 and are free. Small admission charged for interior exhibits during opening hours. Discount admission fees for groups of 10 or more booked in advance.

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Great Experience!

I very much appreciated the personal tour for our group. I learned so much and was so glad that I visited. I would definitely recommend the Freedom Rides Museum to others!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I very much appreciated the personal tour for our group. I learned so much and was so glad that I visited. I would definitely recommend the Freedom Rides Museum to others!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cash payments only no credit cards. Friendly staff. The small museum focused on the riders mostly. Most of the information about the freedom ride movement was located outside the building. No photos allowed. Museum had some interesting artifacts to view.

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1 Thank Michele S
San Francisco, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful personal tour from Stephanie of this small but powerful museum housed in the Greyhound station where the busses arrived in Montgomery. Personal stories and photos help make connections between events and feelings.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Madison gave us a tour of this museum, and she was one of the best guides I've ever encountered. Not only did she possess in-depth knowledge; she presented this with enthusiasm and empathy. The museum is housed in the old Greyhound bus terminal that had been the site of horrendous violence during the Freedom rides. Although the original "white" and... More 

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Terre Haute
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my middle school daughters who have recently studied the Civil Rights era and the 60s. This brought the topic to life and also taught me several things I didn't know. The young lady who was manning the desk was very friendly and took the time to come out and explain things to us and answer our questions. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Be sure to add this to your Civil Rights museums' list! The Freedom Riders risked their lives to make sure that everyone had the right to ride buses, airplanes, and other modes of transportation across state lines. There are pictures and displays that introduce you to these ordinary individuals doing extraordinary work. The guide was pleasant and very informative!

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The venue is small but packed with informative and emotional exhibits. We spent 2 plus hours exploring and talking with the Director who added immeasurably to our understanding.

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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

We spent a fascinating hour at the Freedom Rides Museum. The highlight was the tour given by the director. She is so enthusiastic and knows so much history. We learned alot, and very much appreciated her time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This museum is located in the Greyhound station where violent extremists attacked Freedom Riders in Montgomery. The exhibit is very compelling because you see the people who risked their lives to desegregate the South. I highly recommend stopping here to learn more about these amazing people.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Freedom Riders and they experiences on the road in the south during the 60s. The bus station even has the old engineering drawings of how it was once segregated and the original entrances as they existed. There is a video room also where the local resident have taken oppurtunities to tell... More 

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