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“Awesome museum on the civil rights trail”

Freedom Rides Museum
Ranked #17 of 55 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 11, 2018

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 what real scarifice and belief is.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank char1scott
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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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"come alive"
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"high school"
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"men and women"
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"worth a stop"
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"road trip"
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"jim crow"
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

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. It’s not an expensive museum and worth the visit

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Anne B
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

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 also knocked unconscious trying to help two women who had ridden with the Freedom Riders. The museum is very carefully curated and is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank webbsm
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rlleen
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