Based on a directive by Governor Ivey and the recommendations of public health officials to implement a plan for social distancing and “shelter in place” order, the Alabama Historical Commission has closed its Main Office in Montgomery, all historic sites to the public, and all programs and events have been cancelled through April 30. AHC will continue to evaluate closures and closely monitor the situation. 

Select historic sites and programs were closed to the public beginning March 16. The closure update announced on April 3, 2020 encompasses all AHC historic sites and will go into effect on Saturday, April 4 at 5:00pm.

Award-winning exhibits trace the Freedom Riders' tumultous journey through the South, along with historic images of the protest and voices of those who supported and opposed the Freedom Rides.

The Share Your Story video exhibit captures the thoughts and feelings of Freedom Riders who have visited the museum, allowing visitors to hear directly from Riders, witnesses, and supporters.

The Historic Greyhound Bus Station that hosts the museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and illustrates how buildings were designed for racial segregation.

The museum and restrooms are accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. If you have questions or if you anticipate needing special assistance, please contact us at 334-414-8647 or



It was a ride meant to awaken the heart of America to the injustice of its own laws and traditions  --- John Lewis, Freedom Rider


Museum: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday - Friday and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday

Exterior Exhibit: Always open

Open Martin Luther King Day

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.