Experience what it was like to be on a segregated bus in the 1950’s in the south. The Freedom Express Bus Museum was created to capture a defining moment in the history of our country. The events of December 1, 1955, led to the constitutional desegregation of public transportation. The Freedom Express Bus Museum serves as a tribute to the historical milestone for those who want to understand the significance of the bus boycott in Montgomery. You will see, hear, and experience the past for just a moment and gain some insight into the future.
The bus was acquired from the back yard of a Columbus citizen. Gurvish Walker and the METRA repair shop restored the bus to its present condition. It cost $25,000 to restore the bus, $7,000 from city funds and the rest from a federal grant. The exterior of the bus, though repainted, is in the same green-and-yellow color combination as the original. Everything inside is as it was in the ‘50’s. The bus will remain on the METRA campus, where it will be open to the public on Weekdays and Saturdays. METRA tour guides will be available.*
Bus Museum Hours and Location
Monday – Friday 9AM – 4PM
Admission is free.