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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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Very nice place to visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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Katonah, New York
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 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.

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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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Longview
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Enjoyed walking through these houses. Guided tours were not offered the day we went. Only one house had a person acting his part. If you plan to go to this check ahead to make sure the people that dress up for that era are going to be there. My husband and I walked through in about an hour.

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed visiting Old Alabama Town. The variety of buildings give a good picture of life in Alabama's past. We especially enjoyed the cotton gin and doctor's office. The historical interpreters were knowledgeable and friendly and ready to answer questions. We toured both blocks as well as the town house. An excellent way to spend the morning in Montgomery!

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Clemson, South Carolina
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We expected to have more interaction at the town, but did not find it. There are no "towns people" dressed up and ready to answer your questions as I'd seen in the brochure. The one staff person there seemed annoyed at the interruption. We also expected it to be more child-friendly, but quickly discovered that everything is untouchable. My husband... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Learning about Alabama's history was great and there are quite a few buildings for you to walk through and see. Old school houses, farm buildings where they store the cotton machines, old homes and kitchens. Alabama's oldest standing structure is displayed here.

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We spent the day at Old Alabama Town. The building stretch out over several blocks and they are true originals to the period. The guides that are there are very knowledgable and do a great job explaining everything to you. This attraction offers a glimpse into our history and we gained a lot of knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed our day... More 

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