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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
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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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We love American History!

This was a very nice tour we enjoyed seeing and reading all about the early settler days. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, it's a few blocks to the first cabin. It's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Laura_Madere
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very nice tour we enjoyed seeing and reading all about the early settler days. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, it's a few blocks to the first cabin. It's a very enjoyable walk though, all the homes are historical homes made into offices. This is a self guided tour.

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Millbrook AL, United States
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Old Alabama Town is like stepping through a time warp, where you experience what life and times were in the early 1800's. A definite must do for visiting family and friends

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Westerville, Ohio
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Start at the visitor's center to buy tickets and pick up a map. Our first stop was the Tavern and then a guided tour of the house next door. It was festively decorated for Christmas. The home was complete with slave quarters. Our tour guide was so informative. We wandered through the other blocks and really enjoyed our visit. We... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Old Alabama Town on the Heritage Tour, it's a little out of the way in regards to other historic attractions, we were a little disappointed however we are not native Alabamians. There were a couple of buildings and a small school. You make your choice if you'd like to visit.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Love love love this place...Rich with history and memorabilia. I wish the store offered more things and replicas of this unique city.

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Peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We spent a couple of hours at this site and it was very enjoyable. It gives a great snapshot in time of what life was like going back to the 19th century. Over a couple of hours we saw all the old buildings, and went in as many as we were allowed to enter, which were authentic examples and gained... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This attraction can be hard to access if you have a stroller or are in a wheelchair. That being said, I wish I had visited something like this when I was a kid. My imagination would have gone wild. They have an old cotton gin, printing press, potter, old hotel, doctors office, church, barn, etc. There is a lot of... More 

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Wetumpka, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Old Ala Town is a collection of buildings from the 1800's arranged in a 2 block area. Individuals can take a "self-guided" tour or a guided tour is offered for groups of 10+ people. The guides are lively and informative while walking the groups from site to site. Guided tours last approximately 1 hour. Buildings include a one-room school, grocery... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Old Alabama Town is almost like a mini Williamsburg experience - its like stepping back in time to see how life would have been in the 19th century. Very interesting and worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited Old Alabama Town on Monday afternoon and found it informative of the area. It was neat to see the old buildings. It was a self guided tour so I could spend as much or as little time as I wanted in each spot. The one guided portion of the tour was in the newest of the buildings and it... More 

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