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“A treasure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Alabama Town

Old Alabama Town
301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104
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.
Vancouver, Canada
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“A treasure”
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

Visited August 2013
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Danville, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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“Down Home Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

In Montgomery for a short visit with our active duty son, we were wondering what to see on a hot Saturday morning. Recommended by our hotel staff (Drury Inn Suites) was this historic collection of structures, relocated to downtown Montgomery. This recreation village covers a couple of city blocks, easily walked, with ample free parking. From the "smitty" shop to the ladies "boutique" hattery, it was very enjoyable. The southern Dog Trot homes with their open breezeways for natural air conditioning were wonderfully preserved, with hosts to explain and answer questions. The cotton gin is a magnificent asset with placards explaining the amazing process of cotton ginning. We were greeted by a volunteer group of blue grass instrumentalists and vocalists in one the dogtrot breezeways. A wonderful experience followed by a visit to the first Confederate White House, a not to miss place either.

Visited June 2013
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Montgomery
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“A Walk Through History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Nice place to learn about different eras of life in Alabama. This area that is placed on several blocks near downtown Montgomery has houses and various other structures that have been moved in, restored, and set-up to depict Alabama life in the past.

Visited September 2012
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Niantic
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“A real step back in time in Montgomery history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at this small museum property. We wish we had had more time to stay. The guides were very knowledgeable, and we learned a lot while we were there. The grounds are very nicely landscaped, and many artifacts are included in these houses and barns.

Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“It was ok ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Maybe it was a slow day, but we were not impressed overall. The buildings were historical, and were neat to see, but other then 1 house nobody was in costume. there were limited explanations of the buildings (with 2 exceptions), and it wasn't as cheap as I would have expected. It might be better on the weekends, and parts were interesting, but overall not as impressed.

Visited July 2013
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