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Address: 210 S Court St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4006
Phone Number: +1 334-230-2676
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This small but powerful museum tells the story of the 1961 Freedom Rides...

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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What an incredible place!

Beautifully curated, impressive place which is incredibly housed in the originally segregated Greyhound Museum. So worth a visit and my daughter and I loved our tour guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Twinmom048
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Beautifully curated, impressive place which is incredibly housed in the originally segregated Greyhound Museum. So worth a visit and my daughter and I loved our tour guide, Madison!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This museum is well laid out but it is MUCH better if you take the tour because there is so much to the story. There were so many brave people who fought for Civil Rights and this is the story for one of those groups. Those naive college kids had no idea of the racist hatred in the Deep South.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I had seen a documentary about the Freedom Riders then noticed that the old Grayhound Bus Station was now a museum, the lady gave us a brief tour and interesting insights into the history and the events. There is a photo of the protesters in the local church waiting to get away while the mob outside was threatening to set... More 

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Thank TheRabble
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

An interesting account of the personal stories of people who took part in the Freedom Rides. It would have benefitted from an explanation of the way the Klu Klux Klan and the Police worked in a sort of unspoken harmony to allow 15 minutes of violence before the Police turned up.

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Thank Geoff F
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The staff were dedicated and approachable. Images and text on the outside of the building was informative and well done. Important historical site, interesting for us Canadian visitors, who did not learn details of the civil rights movement in secondary school

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Thank Kathy M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The staff were dedicated, knowledgable, friendly and kind. The ladies took the time to explain things and pointed out exhibitions that were particularly compelling. I left with a much better understanding of the movement and was inspired by the freedom riders unwavering moral compass and commitment to the cause. Great place to visit!

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Thank Emma B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A must see, the ladies that showed us around were lovely and had a lot of knowledge to bestow on us, I was moved to tears multiple times, it's only $5 and is money well spent.

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Thank Liz C
South Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The staff and volunteers are very interactive with their guests. I hope that they continue to receive more artifacts to display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We walked from our hotel to the Freedom Rides Museum and spent about half an hour outside reading the timeline of signs. When we went inside, we found there was a $5/adult admission fee. It was a very small room and at a glance, didn't appear to have a whole lot more to it. So, we opted to appreciate the... More 

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Thank Kendra K
Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

While showcasing our city's civil rights trail to visitors, we went to the Freedom Rides Museum. This was my second visit to the museum, so I knew the visit would be inspirational to our guest. The displays outside of the museum serve to entice the visitor to come inside; inside is where the magic happens. Although one is enthralled by... More 

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