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Address: 301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-240-4500
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get a taste of what life was like in 19th-century Montgomery, where...

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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
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Lake Wales, Florida
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361 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank Bob S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank photolazz
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162 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
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 

Thank johnboyPeterborough
Navarre, Florida
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Tavytoo
Wetumpka, AL
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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 

Thank vsh54
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank Globetrotter776
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

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 

Thank StephLisa25
Katonah, New York
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

While not a Mystic Port, or Sturbridge Village this one gives an interesting view of 19th and early 20 th century southern town. The collection however, is not of Montgomery sites. Many were transported from outer area farm sites. Preservation is the theme here of a life style in what had to be and still is oppressive heat.

Thank tripper4ever_11
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I found this place truly fascinating, and I will never forget working around Montgomery. The history cannot help but touch you. Ensure you visit the Civil Rights Museum here, there are a lot around this area but this one is something you cannot miss.

Thank Emily B
Shelton, Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a collection of authentic houses and buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. I did the daily tour in the morning with an great guide who explained everything from how a cotton gin works to why a home was wall papered with newspaper. It was amazing how many of the furnishings and interior details were restored, from... More 

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