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Old Alabama Town

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.

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301 Columbus St, Montgomery, Alabama, AL 361104

The Basics

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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