Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Selma

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  • We didn't hire anyone for the tour, but we had an amazing time driving around and reading the signs. There is so much history in such a small place. My favorite part was the slave burial ground... as ...  more »
  • As everyone says, not much to see but that doesn't detract from its significance - a little bit of history knowledge and imagination will help you understand what was here.  more »
  • Not many structures remain so with help from the park map we used our imagination. We were told that many of the wealthy abandoned the area after the railroad left and they literally took buildings wi...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to enjoy nature with the kids. Every time we go we see wildlife. So cool to wander amongst the ruins of our state's first capitol and soak in some history. You may run into a few lingering residents as well 😉
  • So much history at Cahawba. Not alot of buildings left, very few in fact. However there are information signs everywhere, with good details about what was at that location. The park also has tours planned most every month. Grrat place to hike.
  • Lovely place for hikers and bird watchers. Beautiful moss draped trees.
  • Nice park with good history. It is about what was there more than what is here now.
  • Great place to experience history and see actual archaeology at work. I do wish that they let people access more of the structures. I also think they should consistently use the original spelling of "Cahaba" instead of "Cahawba". Other than those minor things, The State should reuse land in the vicinity of this ghost town, to establish a campground along the Alabama or Cahaba River, similar to Fort Toulouse at Wetumpka, Alabama.
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