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Freedom Rides Museum

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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A must-visit in Montgomery

Even though the site is relatively small, the exhibit is thoughtful and well laid out. We learned... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
BonnieJ718
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South Burlington, Vermont
Excellent little museum

If you're short on time or just looking for something to do, I highly suggest visiting this museum... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
AudioVox
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Fairborn, OH
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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...more
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210 S Court St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4006
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Even though the site is relatively small, the exhibit is thoughtful and well laid out. We learned so much, largely thanks to the wonderful guide Dorothy Walker. What knowledge and enthusiasm! The questions she asked (e.g., "If you were a college student about to join...More

2  Thank BonnieJ718
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

If you're short on time or just looking for something to do, I highly suggest visiting this museum. They do a great job of honoring those who took part in the freedom ride protests. Visiting here won't take a lot of your time, but you...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

The freedom rides museum is very interesting, but very small. The highlight was Mary, the only employee working there, who gave us a personal guided tour of the facility.

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

We visited in June and the while the museum was actually closed, we were welcomed in by the stunningly caring and knowledgable museum director, Dorothy. It was a brief stop for us as we had two sons (7 and 10) in tow and we didn't...More

1  Thank AandJReed
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

I appreciate what they are trying to do with this museum. However, on the inside there is really not much to see. A super friendly staff. Interesting displays on the outside of the building

Thank Tim S
Reviewed June 4, 2017

The story of the Freedom Riders is an fascinating one, and the museum in Montgomery is the best place to learn about it. It's not very big, but there's a lot of information packed in there. It's hard to imagine, having been born in the...More

4  Thank Ryan V
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Any road trip following the Civil Rights Movement needs to stop here. The staff is very knowledgeable.

2  Thank Shannon T
Reviewed May 9, 2017

A great place to visit and see what life was like for the citizens of the Civil Rights era. The person at the museum provided a history of the site as well a description of some of the artwork and pictures displayed throughout the site....More

2  Thank Carl S
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Most of the original station has been remodeled with only the facade and the bricked over "colored only" entrance remaining. It is worth visiting when the museum is closed because you can see the facade and follow the timeline outside the station.

Thank Albert M
Reviewed April 2, 2017

This is a small museum, but worth the stop. There is something about being at the actual Greyhound station, seeing the blocked up "colored entrance." Almost chilling.

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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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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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