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“Small museum worth a stop”

Freedom Rides Museum
Ranked #20 of 82 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 23, 2018 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 the coming years the museum will be expanding

Thank webbsm
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"greyhound bus station"
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"personal stories"
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"civil rights"
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"important piece of history"
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"an eye opener"
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"supreme court"
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"high school"
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"great place to visit"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"road trip"
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"come alive"
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"worth a stop"
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"riders"
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"bikes"
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"mob"
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"information"
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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. Not a very desirable place that is located in an even less desirable part of town.

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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