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Alabama Department of Archives and History

624 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130-0100
+1 334-242-4435
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Ranked #6 of 37 attractions in Montgomery
Type: History Museums, Libraries
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Montgomery, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Alabama is a championship kind of state. Our legacy of passion and heart to be the best is displayed in a proud profound honest and historic presentation. We are Alabama and proud of our legacy.Love,hurt, and healing we move forward.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a beautiful building with a lot of sources information for people looking for information on their ancestors in Alabama. The people who work there are extremely kind, courteous, and helpful to people who visit. I was very pleased by how warmly we were received.

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Northport, Alabama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The history and personalities of Alabama are on display. You can learn from studying the past. Historic documents, personal effects and historic events depicted here helps you understand Alabama.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went with my grandchildren - who fell in love with the Granny Attic - although I was concern to discover that while they were playing in the circa 1950 phone booths my grandbabies did not know what a dial tone was!!!! The exhibits are wonderfully lit and informative. I enjoyed the fact that there are "selfie" spots marked throughout the... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were on a mission with little time, running late and no opportunity to return in the foreseeable future. We were in the Archives only to see one item. Time constraints usually rule out archives visits. With minutes until closing we met the Archives administrative officer, Steve, who knew immediately what we wanted to see and where it was located.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This beautiful building houses an amazing exhibit about the people and history of Alabama. Not dull in any way, it is bright and interesting. There is also a special children's exhibit where children can play and learn. We went in expecting nearly nothing and ended up spending 3 hours there. Located next door to the First White House historical site.

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Auburn, Alabama
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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I liked the new exhibits that they've just added. When I walked in I was impressed by the sheer size of this place and just couldn't believe that so much information could be contained in just one convenient location. There was not one thing wrong I could comment on!

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Mobile, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The new exhibit on the History of the State of Alabama was such a treat. I expected it to be good, but the vast detail will really amaze you. Very well done.

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Fort Worth/Dallas, TX
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This building full of history, inside is The Alabama Museum It is a self guided tour with Free admission The exhibits really are full of interesting facts and stories There are films you can watch about the exhibits as well as recorded messages throughout They have a room just for the smaller kids, it is full of interactive, educational, hands... More

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san diego, california
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A beautiful building, looked like a museum you'd find in Wash DC. The museum has wonderful displays from the earliest beginnings to current times and covers the good and difficult times in the city as learning experiences. Educational and informative with so much to offer all age groups.

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