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Beautiful History

We spent some time at the Old State Bank recently, and we loved being there. The history of this... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
dsheffield
A Jewel of history !!!

Full of rich history of this area of North Alabama and very well presented by a knowledgeable local... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Rebelrpr
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Decatur , Alabama , USA
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We spent some time at the Old State Bank recently, and we loved being there. The history of this site is amazing, also, the architecture is impressive to say the least. We also love the fountain that is directly in front of the structure. We...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Full of rich history of this area of North Alabama and very well presented by a knowledgeable local historian, David Breland ! I still learn something with each visit to this museum !! Scope has been broadened in recent years to include Indian removal (...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

The Old State Bank is an outstanding relic of Civil War history - one of the few buildings not burned by Union soldiers. Bullet marks on the columns are proof it was in a strategic location during the fighting. Judge David Breland, the curator, is...More

Thank konovosky
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The bank has an interesting story and it is does not take that long to see the building so worth a visit in my view. I did find that the opening hours indicated were rather fluid as the Bank was staffed entirely by volunteers so...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The Old State Bank is a wonderful piece of history, perfect for those special occasions, that need pictures to remember them by, prom, wedding, anniversary,,senior portraits, the from the fountain to the columns, they backdrops are wonderful...

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Interesting to discover this building has been a bank, a private residence, a Union army depot during the civil war and even abandoned at one point. Was locked up tight when we visited- not sure of the hours

Thank jfadds
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Beautiful building. It is just as beautiful upclose as it is from a distance.Nce fountain also. Bring your camera to take family pics. Easy to access from the main highway.

Thank Belinda B
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

One of the Best places to tour and take beautiful pictures of your family. Very popular location for Homecoming, Prom and Wedding pictures.

Thank tgoode3
Reviewed May 29, 2017

This building is very nice and I am glad the local community worked to save the structure. The park surrounding the structure is nice and has lots of green space, but the actual space inside the bank is quite limited. You enter the building expecting...More

Thank LowDragAL
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Absolutely a must for anyone who enjoys history. I went there several times for a project I had to do and each time I learned something different!

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