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Old Alabama Town

Address: 301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-240-4500
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Ranked #19 of 31 Attractions in Montgomery
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
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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.

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HONOLULU
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

They had free parking at the visitor center. Make sure to stop in at the pecan store across the street for a treat. We took the self guiding tour of Old Town. First you start off meeting a guide at Lucas Tavern. They tell you the history and take you through one of the old homes. Then you continue self... More

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Codicote, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Village set up as in the old days. One half has houses and the other half light industry eg blacksmith, potter and millinery. Takes about an hour and the lady in the visitors centre was very helpful. Worth going

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Birmingham, Alabama
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158 reviews 158 reviews
70 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I were here on Smithsonian Museum Day which offered free admission. Old Alabama Town's mission was to save 19th and early 20th century buildings that were going to be demolished from all over Alabama. These buildings were moved to Old Alabama Town and restored to give you a glimpse of life in the 1800's and early 1900's.... More

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Saugus
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very interesting. We went on the guided tour and saw all the houses and the various taverns and stores that were around in the 1800's. Interesting to see the slave quarters and the "grocery" store and doctor's office. Worth the trip

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Sarasota, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
75 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A great collection of old homes in Montgomery transformed into a hokey look at the past. It needs a touch of class.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my son (4) to this attraction in Downtown Montgomery. We went on Labor Day because they had a special "Comes Alive" event going on. This is a really interesting look at Southern life ~1900. The buildings are well taken care of, and the exhibits are interesting in this multi-block walking museum. When we went on Labor Day all... More

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ARAB, AL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went there and it was super cute and very informative. The class and I have learned a lot love the little town. They have it set up as a walk back I. Time.

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Pike Road, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We usually love to go here at Christmas to see all the beautiful decorations. But that is not the only time we all love to tour the many, many stores that you can go through and buy stuff.

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Leicester
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a collection of old wooden houses reassembled in one area. It gives a good sense of how people lived and some of them have fascinating guides who pop up to tell you facts about the past. A hot visit in the height of summer but the indoor parts are cooler. Worth a visit - go to the park... More

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Orlando, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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