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Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama

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Address: 723 Bank St NE, Decatur, AL 35601-1609
Phone Number: 256-350-4018

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This is one the most awesome collection of 1800's guns, swords and memorabilia I have ever seen. $5 for adults, and worth it. I have been to alot of museums, here I saw things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

If you love old guns you will love this museum. It's 5.00 per person to walk thru. And it's not very big but has tons of guns to look at.

Thank Kathleen F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

This is one the most awesome collection of 1800's guns, swords and memorabilia I have ever seen. $5 for adults, and worth it. I have been to alot of museums, here I saw things I've never seen befor.

Thank msmick57
Decatur, Alabama
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Need to enter this Museum from the retail business. This is a privately owned individual collection, but has more firearms and etc than the State Archives in Montgomery

1 Thank Al_Badger
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the museum. It was also the second time we purchased Civil War items for a good price. The owner is very informative and very fair with his prices. If you enjoy history, you will definitely enjoy this place! (Ask about the ghosts..... LOL!)

Thank DaytonWoman
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Very good selection of Civil War items, from photographs to arms, ammunition and personal items. Allow about an hour to walk through. $5 to get in.

Thank lagiant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I'm a Civil War buff and love going to museums, homes, etc. representing this period. The gentleman who owns the collection is very knowledgeable. Primarily the collection is made up of weapons, but there were uniforms, daguerreotypes of many officers, election ballots, etc. He also has interesting artifacts available for purchase - Confederate bonds that were worthless after the war... More 

Thank Ann K
Springdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

First time to visit the Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama and was extremely impressed with how many pieces where in it.

Thank BradWiegmann
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a personal collection turned into a museum. Great examples of rifles, swords and artillery shells. If you're a Civil War enthusiast and have an extra 15 minutes I would recommend stopping by. It's $5 to get in, but the relic store is free. The gentleman working the relic store that's attached is extremely friendly and knowledgable. The prices... More 

1 Thank Chris G
Harrison, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place has an amazing collection of civil war relics which are nicely displayed and easy to view. The old building has a great feel and atmosphere to it and the owner was very nice and knowledgeable. The museum is located in a nice, older part of Decatur, AL which only adds to the experience and Decatur was the site... More 

Thank wheelerphoto
rockford, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is the largest personal collection of civil war items we have ever seen, and they are arranged and displayed wonderfully You could literally spend days looking over all the items here. We particularly found the "War Log" to make us stop, pause and think about how it came to be. Finding a genuine piece of Civil War hard tack... More 

Thank cathy w

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