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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: Leisure education, City walk sightseeing
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Holly I
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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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Alabama
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3 reviews
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Montgomery, AL offers so much for history buffs and civil rights enthusiasts. We have Old Alabama Town which gives you examples of different original architectual stiyles from early Alabama history. We have festivals where visitors can actually see people dressed in original costumes performing on their musical instruments or working their looms to show how cloth was made. The church... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was very interesting to me and my mother. My 11 year olds were bored but did take have some fun. They have a cotton gin which was pretty cool. There is a lot of walking for this tour and very little resting areas. Lots of small set's of stairs to see exhibits. This was fine for me and my... More 

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Burton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Old Alabama Town is section of Montgomery that has been historically preserved. Part of the tour is self-guided, which is nice, so you can go at your own pace. There is a house tour --- you can go inside the three-story historic Ordeman Townhouse with a tour guide. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable, interesting and fun (wish I could... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This attraction is about a mile from downtown Montgomery. There are plenty of places to park for free. There are old homes and businesses that were moved here from other locations and preserved so you can walk through the streets to take in an Old Alabama Town, and view how life was in the 1800's. This is great for both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were there as part of a field trip for my son's school. I was quite impressed with the knowledge of the tour guides and the people who are stationed in each of the buildings. They imparted their information in an entertaining manner, so as not to lose the interest of our fourth-graders. This is not the original "pioneer" town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Please allow 3 hours. The Old Town contains many historical displays worth your time...the cotton gin is amazing. Children need to know more history. There is a possibility of demonstrations in each building.

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Additional Information about Old Alabama Town

Address: Address: 301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-240-4500
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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