Freedom Express Bus Museum

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Experience what it was like to be on a segregated bus in the 1950s 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. The bus will remain on the METRA campus, where it will be open to the public on Weekdays. A METRA tour guide will be available.*

Bus Museum Hours and Location

Monday Friday
814 Linwood Blvd. Columbus, Ga. 31902
Located between the Main Office and the Transfer Center.


Admission is free.
*Advance Reservation Required. For reservations and tours, please call (706) 225-4581, Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:00PM.