Plantation Trace / Albany

Albany Civil Rights Institute

326 Whitney Ave
Albany, GA 31701

  • Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum

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Located in the newly restored 1906 Old Mt. Zion Church, the Albany Civil Rights Museum and Institute uses oral histories, photographs, documents and artifacts, and educational exhibits to detail the civil rights struggle, ranging from voter registration to nonviolent protest, song, economic boycott and legal action. The museum also serves as a center for ongoing academic research and provides school tours, programs and lectures. Experience a living history of freedom songs each month on the second Saturday with the museum's Freedom Singers.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    1-4 Grades $3

    Adults $6

    Child under 4 yrs w/parent Free

    College Students (W/ID) $5

    Members with ID Card Free

    Military (W/ID) $5

    Pre-school $2

    Seniors $5

    Students (5th - 12th Grade) $5


    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway

    520, 75, 85

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Freedom Singers Performance

    Freedom Singers Performance

    03/17/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Every second Saturday of the month, the Albany Civil Rights Institute Freedom Singers, led by original SNCC Freedom Singer Rutha Harris, engage visitors through an oral history presentation filled with dynamic testimony of the Albany Movement marches and arrests, and narrate the stories with emotionally charged performances of Freedom Songs. These special songs provided heart, soul and courage to movement participants.

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  • Community Night

    Community Night

    03/31/2015 - 03/31/2015

    Mr. Kahil Chism, historian and education specialist, will discuss the 50 year anniversary of Voting Rights Bill and the March from Selma to Montgomery.

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