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Old Alabama Town

301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-240-4500
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Ranked #18 of 37 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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Orlando, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited Old Town Alabama yesterday and were really impressed at the number of old homes/buildings that have been gathered and preserved in one location, over 50 total. A number of these homes have been leased to groups and businesses to help pay for the preservation of all of them. The weather was hot and humid but we toured the... More

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Paulden, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Since I had my dog I couldn't actually get into the museum part of Old Alabama Town. Would have if I could. You can still walk on the street and see some of the Old Alabama buildings.

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Atlanta, GA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We really enjoyed this trip back in time. A must for anyone who remotely likes history. Everything a town in the late 1800's would have is in this little town. Fascinating.

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Hertfordshire, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is an interesting collection of old buildings and easy to wander around in one compact area. A great way to preserve local heritage. Shame the enclosed area wasn't open on a Sunday.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband really enjoyed this place. At first, we weren't sure about the $10 each admission but we feel it was worth it because of all the different buildings and how much we learnt. It's great to see some American history preserved and restored. We bumped into a man in a top hat and Victorian attire and he... More

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Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I would have liked to have had more time to explore this area. The buildings and homes have been restored to their late 19th century charm and are lived in by families as well as turned into various small office builsings.

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Hayden, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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