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Old Alabama Town

301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-240-4500
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Ranked #18 of 36 attractions in Montgomery
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Leisure education, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hayden, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. The best part was the old school house and the teacher in period dress with mannerisms to match. The kids were quite stunned to see and hear how things were back in older times.

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Ohio USA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
84 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Old Alabama Town has so many historic buildings that it takes at least 3 hours to go through everything. The best for us was the Ordeman House with its slave quarters out back and the General Store with a fascinating array of canned and bottled goods. We went on a quiet Wednesday afternoon so there weren't many reenactors around, but... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Have lived here most of my life and finally went because my In-Laws wanted to go. They are from New York so I thought this would be great for them. It wound up being great for all of us. I have to admit I was quite ashamed that I had never taken the time to do it before. We all... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We spent much of the day here, it was so interesting. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We learnt a lot about Alabama in 1850s, most the guides wore period costumes.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a great old historic town. It was fun to just park and walk around all the old buildings reading the history of all of them.

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Old Alabama Town is a great family-friendly place to visit to learn the way things were done many, many years ago. My husband and I were married in the Chapel at Old Alabama Town so it holds many special memories for us.

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Alabama
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Old Alabama Town is one of my favorite stops in Montgomery. Some of the buildings actually hold businesses (the pottery shop offers lessons!) and they hold festivals year round. It's also a great place for a photography session, too! The historical accuracy is spot on!

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Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We loved all the old buildings and so much history in the downtown area! Lots to see and do! highly recommend taking a drive down there

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Fairhope, Alabama
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47 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

After seeing signs on Hwy. 65 for Old Town, we tried to find it in Montgomery. When we got close and could see part of the area behind a fence, the signs totally disappeared. The parking was almost nonexistent. When we finally found a parking place we started walking for blocks, trying to find where tickets could be bought. We... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Many of the buildings in this recreated southern town were brought in from elsewhere. It's a trip into another era of the Deep South and reminded us of old Sturbridge Village in MA

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