Old Alabama Town
Old Alabama Town gives visitors a glimpse into the state’s past. The village features authentic 19th- and early 20th-century homes and buildings that have been saved from demolition, carefully restored, and reopened to the public as a history museum. You’ll get a good feel for how people used to live and work in Central Alabama.
With your admission ticket, you can tour the grounds of Old Alabama Town at your own pace—guests receive a property map at the entrance. Stretching over six blocks, the town is divided into two sections: the Working Block and the Living Block. In the first you can visit the blacksmith shop, spinner/weaver, cotton gin, print shop, and grist mill to see how Alabamians worked in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Living Block features a one-room schoolhouse, grocery store, church, shotgun house, and doctor’s office.
Things to Know Before You Go
Old Alabama Town is a must-visit for history enthusiasts.
Admission is free for children under 4; seniors and members of AAA and the military receive discounted admission.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and season-appropriate clothing, as Old Alabama Town covers a large area.
There is a gift shop selling souvenirs, candy, and books on local history.
How to Get There
Old Alabama Town is located in downtown Montgomery, within easy reach of major hotels and such attractions as the Civil Rights Memorial Center. Bus 4 stops at Columbus and Decatur, a 2-minute walk away. If driving, you will find free parking on-site.
When to Get There
Old Alabama Town is open weekdays from morning until late afternoon; last admission is one hour before closing. The attraction is also open on the second Saturday of each month, when admission is free and special events take place.
Dining at Old Alabama Town
There is no on-site dining at Old Alabama Town, but visitors can enjoy a picnic in Kiwanis Park, adjacent to the entrance—note, however, that there are no picnic tables. Several eateries are within a short walking distance; the Alley entertainment district, a 10-minute walk away, offers a wide selection.
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