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The Freedom Rides Museum in the Historic Greyhound Bus Station

 

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when? ...Will someone else's children have to risk their lives instead of us risking ours?” Freedom Rider John Lewis, May 1961

 

Learn how 21 young people helped change our nation’s history using nonviolent protest. Black and white, male and female, none of them were older than 21. They stepped off of a bus at this station on May 20, 1961. They knew they might be met with violence, and they were. They had written out wills and said goodbye to loved ones. Their goal was to help end racial segregation in public transportation and they did. This new museum explores a compelling American story. It uses artworks as well as quotes, photographs and architectural elements. 


Site Director: Dorothy Walker

334-230-2676: Office
334-414-8647: Freedom Rides Museum

 

 

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Activities

Follow the Freedom Rides story on outside exhibit panels. Explore works of art inspired by the rides. Share your story in our video exhibit, or hear what Freedom Riders and others have recorded.

 

Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm-4pm CST

Closed all state holidays, for a list click here

 

Tours

Guided tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays during normal business hours. Group tours are also available Monday - Thursday for groups of 10 or more. Reservations are required for group tours outside of normal business hours. To make a reservation, please call 334-230-2680 or email freedomridesmuseum@gmail.com

 

Directions

Going south on I-65, take exit 172 (Clay Street)

Continue on Dickerson Street

Turn left onto Herron Street

Herron Street becomes Bibb Street

Turn right onto Lee Street

 Lee Street turns into Court Street

The Freedom Rides Museum in the Historic Greyhound Bus Station is up the hill on right

 

Going north on I-65, take exit 172 (Clay Street)

Turn right onto Herron Street

 Herron Street becomes Bibb Street

Turn right on Lee Street

 Lee Street turns into Court Street

The Freedom Rides Museum in the Historic Greyhound Bus Station is up the hill on right

 

Going south on 1-85, take exit 1 (Union Street)

Continue on service road (E. South Street)

Turn right onto Perry Street

Turn left onto Washington Avenue

At Lee/Court Streets take sharp left

The Freedom Rides Museum in the Historic Greyhound Bus Station is up the hill on right

 

 

Admission Fees

Adults, $5;

College students, seniors, military $4

Children 6-18, $3

$1 discount per person for groups of 10 or more

 

Connect with the Friends of the Freedom Rides Museum

www.freedomridesmuseumfriends.org

 

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Find Us

210 South Court Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Corner of Court Street and Adams Avenue

 

Parking

Metered parking is available for individual vehicles. Buses can unload in front of the museum.

 

Photos/Videos

Artist Deborah Shedrick

Artist Vinnie Bagwell

Artist Jean Grosser


 

 

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