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Address: 301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-240-4500
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
Description: Get a taste of what life was like in 19th-century Montgomery, where three...
Get a taste of what life was like in 19th-century Montgomery, where three blocks of historic houses show how people lived in that era. You'll see barns, a one-room schoolhouse, a church, cotton gin and the striking contrast of rich versus poor - from mansions to a tiny house lined with newspaper for insulation.
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A must see!

This attraction is about a mile from downtown Montgomery. There are plenty of places to park for free. There are old homes and businesses that were moved here from other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This attraction is about a mile from downtown Montgomery. There are plenty of places to park for free. There are old homes and businesses that were moved here from other locations and preserved so you can walk through the streets to take in an Old Alabama Town, and view how life was in the 1800's. This is great for both... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were there as part of a field trip for my son's school. I was quite impressed with the knowledge of the tour guides and the people who are stationed in each of the buildings. They imparted their information in an entertaining manner, so as not to lose the interest of our fourth-graders. This is not the original "pioneer" town... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Please allow 3 hours. The Old Town contains many historical displays worth your time...the cotton gin is amazing. Children need to know more history. There is a possibility of demonstrations in each building.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went with my 8 year old daughter. We had a good time. Because there were some school groups there we got to see some players who dressed in period clothing and answered questions about the time period. The players aren't there when there aren't school groups visiting. One of the players was using her iPhone which I'm pretty sure... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
100 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Some of the docents are dressed like that era. I only saw it from the street as I was unaware it closed at 4pm. And the lady in the reception building said I got there too late at 3

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Old Alabama town is filled with history! It's a great place to go to learn new things about Alabama and see some history! My favorite part was that they have Alabama's oldest standing structure...a bar!!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A variety of old buildings, relocated to this central location, including a cotton gin. Well maintained, interesting guides, a variety of programs offered

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Concord, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We took a detour and spent several hours in this recreated historic village including a school, church, professional offices, homes, tavern. and so forth. It was a fascinating step back into time!

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Montgomery
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great place to explore all eras of southern history. The volunteers do a fantastic job of bringing it all together.

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HONOLULU
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

They had free parking at the visitor center. Make sure to stop in at the pecan store across the street for a treat. We took the self guiding tour of Old Town. First you start off meeting a guide at Lucas Tavern. They tell you the history and take you through one of the old homes. Then you continue self... More 

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