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Old Alabama Town, Montgomery

4.1
#6 of 6 in Historic Sites in Montgomery
History lives at Old Alabama Town, where six blocks of authentically restored 19th and early 20th century structures beckon you to step back in time to the days of one-room schoolhouses, grist mills and cotton gins—all without leaving the heart of downtown Montgomery.

Location:

301 Columbus Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

Open for Tours:

Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Last ticket sold at 3 p.m.)

Contact:

334-240-4500 or 1-888-240-1850

Rescued Relics

A salvage warehouse of available pre-used architectural elements & materials from a variety of building styles & time periods.

Operated by Landmarks Foundation at Old Alabama Town

423 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, Al 36104

334-240-4512

Open Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 to 12.
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  • Amazing old structures and furniture collection, I have never seen this type before. I highly recommend to all visitors of Alabama. It look around 3 hours to visit.  more »
  • Old Alabama Town is an authentic 19th & early 20th century village. All the structures have been saved & restored & brought to this wonderful place. As you walk through the areas you discover how earl...  more »
  • Absolutely amazing to see so much history, and "authentic" history at that, showing life as it was in another time. The visitors centre is a must.  more »
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  • This place is really well done, and the landscaping is beautiful. That's why I gave it 4 stars. I'm honestly a little disappointed with my visit, though. There was no "living history" aspect here. By the description and photos on the website, I thought there would be costumed people walking around, giving demonstrations. I guess I should have realized with a town the size of Montgomery (and the fact that it's not exactly a huge tourist destination) that would be impractical from a staffing standpoint, especially on a random Thursday morning when schools are in session. There was supposed to be a person working in the pottery building, but she wasn't there. Same with the spinner. I ended up asking the front desk person at the living block what the deal was - she said that they'll bring out the actors/costumed people for scheduled groups, and then once at the Christmas open house. Kind of disappointing, but again, I guess I expected too much. My toddler also wasn't too into it, but that's my fault for expecting a two year old to appreciate the "look but don't touch" aspect. I will return, but probably only for the Christmas open house, or maybe on a weekend to bring visiting relatives. It really is a lovely village, though.
  • Nice museum with several houses and buildings to see. I enjoyed seeing how a real cotton gin works and how they sold cotton. I recommend this place.
  • I loved this experience!! Recommend EVERYONE to go! Learned a lot about the 1800’s.
  • Good experience. I recommend that. It took 3 hours to visiting all places.
  • The tour was ok. The school house actor and the lady that spun her own cotton were just on point, loved them. However the gift shop has removed ALL Confederate flag bearing items. Regardless of if you like it or not Alabama was part of the Confederacy for almost 5 years. That is an integral part of Alabama history. Hiding the history does not change it.

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