The museum is split into two sections - there is a 'time travel' precursor to the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which we did not buy a ticket for (as it was $14 for both, and only $7.50 for the section revolving around the 1950s, and we are travelling on a budget). However, the 1950s section was a fascinating experience that allows visitors to relive the story of the boycott through pictures, video, artifacts, and even a re-enactment (of sorts) of the moment that Rosa Parks refused to get up out of her seat.
While the exhibit does address some of the figureheads and issues outside of the Bus Boycott, this part of the museum very much revolves around specifically that protest and if you are very familiar with this moment in history, you may not learn very many new details. That said, the exhibit was highly detailed, very well presented, and the tour guide was great (a Troy University alumni). He made us feel very involved as he took us through the events, frequently addressed any questions we had and made an effort to include the kids in the experience.
I would definitely recommend this museum. It's an intimate and absorbing look at a crucial moment in Civil Rights history and will only take roughly an hour to 90 minutes out of your day. Plus, it's located in the exact spot where Rosa Parks was arrested (marked by a sign on the sidewalk outside) and the corner where the bus was located at the time. Good for adults and kids alike, if you're in Montgomery, this is an important experience that can't be missed.
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