Downtown Montgomery Convention Center District

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Freedom Rides Museum

Freedom Rides Museum

210 S. Court Street Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-3935

Type: Attractions, Featured IP, Civil Heritage Trail, Civil Rights, Historical

Bus Parking: No

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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. Join us in exploring how art, architecture and personal stories help us understand a critical moment in our shared national history. The Freedom Rides Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm and weekdays by appointment for groups of 10 or more.