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Freedom Rides Museum

210 S Court St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4006
+1 334-414-8647
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Awesome museum on the civil rights trail

There is so much to learn at The Freedom Riders Museum. The 450ish people that decidicated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
char1scott
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Mobile, AL
Very poignant place

It’s the building itself that is the museum, there isn’t much in the way of exhibits inside. Sadly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne B
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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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210 S Court St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to learn at The Freedom Riders Museum. The 450ish people that decidicated themselves to a movement bigger than themselves needs to be known and explored. The story told here are inspiring and will not be forgotten. Bring your children to learn...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s the building itself that is the museum, there isn’t much in the way of exhibits inside. Sadly we couldn’t wait for the talk but read all the stories from the freedom riders on the inside and tried to imagine what they all went through....More

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is in the Greyhound station where the Freedom Riders were attacked by a white mob when they arrived in Montgomery. Jim Zwerg and John Lewis were savagely attacked by this mob and John Seigenthaler, a deputy to Bobby Kennedy at the time, was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum commemorating the the freedom rides. The girl working here have a great explanation of the importance of the freedom rides. There wasn’t a lot to see in the museum so her explanation was the real highlight. She mentioned that in...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

It is a small museum that packs a wallop. The tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate, and made visitors appreciate the momentous sacrifice of the freedom riders. It was significant to be in the place where events took place.

Thank rlleen
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

We didn't get a chance to go inside this museum because it doesn't open until noon. We did look around outside and take a few pictures. We peered through the glass doors and didn't see much that prompted us to wait for it to open....More

Thank sheryl w
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Very interesting and meaningful site of important American history that should be remembered. Small but worthwhile.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Located in the actual greyhound bus terminal where events took place, the museum is small but intimate. It wasn’t busy so the curator gave me a tour.

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

It’s a quick 30 minutes but there is enough to see to justify the visit. Pleasant staff who are knowledgeable on the subject.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Okay, so this museum is TINY. But I have to give it four stars, because the story of this building is so important and interesting, making the museum worth visiting even if it is tiny. In 1961, a group of young people made history by...More

1  Thank Alexis B
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NewName123
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Alabella | Property representative |
Inside, you can get a great tour in 20 minutes or delve in deeper, spending an hour. Exterior panels outside can take 10-15 minutes and give an overview of the history. Inside, the focus is on Freedom Riders personal stories... More
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Charlesetta J
February 29, 2016|
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Response from Alabella | Property representative |
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4
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CRJ1031
January 14, 2015|
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Response from Savvy S | Reviewed this property |
No frightening photos here, but I bet he'd enjoy the Rosa Parks Musuem just a few blocks away.
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