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“Hard to find-Not woth the effort” 2 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 32 Attractions in Montgomery
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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.
Fairhope, Alabama
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60 attraction reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Hard to find-Not woth the effort”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

After seeing signs on Hwy. 65 for Old Town, we tried to find it in Montgomery. When we got close and could see part of the area behind a fence, the signs totally disappeared. The parking was almost nonexistent. When we finally found a parking place we started walking for blocks, trying to find where tickets could be bought. We finally went up to one of the houses in Old Town where the gate was open and tried to find somebody who worked there. After calling out in all directions and started to leave, a lady finally answered. We told her we wanted to buy tickets for the Old Town tour. She told us we would have to go back several blocks to buy the tickets and then walk back to begin the tour! At that point we gave up! This attraction is NOT conducive to tourists.

Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“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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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“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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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“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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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“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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