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Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives

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Hidden Gem

Museum has been in Athens a long time but we knew nothing about it. We took my vertarn... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Roy S
Athens, United States
Awesome place to visit

This museum is wonderful. It has items from each war and each branch of service. You will really... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Jan V
Athens, Alabama
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100 W Pryor St, Athens, AL 35611-1850
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Museum has been in Athens a long time but we knew nothing about it. We took my vertarn brother-in-law and his wife. We were welcomed by other veterans who took a lot of time with my brother-in-law. Time was limited but the visit was outstanding.

Thank Roy S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This museum is wonderful. It has items from each war and each branch of service. You will really enjoy this museum and be glad that you went.

1  Thank Jan V
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We took in the Museum last week. It honors local Veterans and celebrates their service, bravery and sacrifice. Especially interesting was the Korean War exhibit and letters home from POW's who unfortunately did not return. We also enjoyed looking at the Viet Nam era uniforms...More

Thank TioJuanito
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Full of History and Information, this Museum finds its home in the ruins of the old Railroad Station used many years ago during the Cotton trade! Reconditioned, the building itself is historic and charming to see as are the many historical items of wars gone...More

Thank MadTrav
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

From the moment I walked in I was greeted and was given a great history of the building and museum. All the items have been donated and they have a very good array of items from each war. Museum is very well organized... I'm glad...More

Thank Gseppe64
Reviewed December 22, 2017

We have been to the museum several times, they have a great collection of military items from several different eras. If you are in the Athens area and you like military items then you need to visit. Great people working there and very knowledgeable.

Thank John D
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to learn about our past and present heros who sacrifice everything gor or freedoms.

Thank cynthiahomer85
Reviewed September 9, 2017

I first visited the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives as a reporter for the Athens News Courier and was so impressed by the wide variety of stories and memorabilia that had been gathered on veterans of wars from the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts....More

1  Thank Melanie W
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This Veterans museum is located in an old Depot. I was really impressed at the vast collection of memorabilia that they have. I appreciate the attention paid to female veterans, sometimes that gets forgotten. You have to visit and listen to the Veterans that volunteer...More

Thank letstakearoadtrip
Reviewed September 4, 2017

What a lovely little museum! They have done an awesome job of displaying their military memorabilia. I especially liked the WWII era kitchen. I prefer this type of museum rather than the new ones that tell you the story and have just a few items...More

Thank Linda K
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Rebecca G
February 4, 2017|
Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
no! they take donations though.