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Old Alabama Town

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Address: 301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2624
Phone Number: +1 334-240-4500
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Get a taste of what life was like in 19th-century Montgomery, where three...

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.

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Nicely done, mostly

This historical park downtown does a nice job of depicting life in Montgomery around 1850, through various buildings transported there from nearby. The two sections, living and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 28, 2016
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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited several hours on the parking lot, in our RV, till the storm and heavy rain stopped. We were determined though to go to Old Alabama Town. When we got there, it was little past 3 pm and we were told that they stop selling tickets at 3 pm! The lady seemed to be more occupied with wrapping presents... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love history then this is a great place to visit. Kids always find it interesting. Alabama's oldest standing structure resides in Old Alabama Town.

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Thank Holly I
Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wondering what to do for an afternoon this is where you should go. They have about 20 restored buildings for you to go into Ten working class and ten other types. Then they have a house with all the history behind it told to you by a knowledgeable docent. Unfortunately they don't have a video for you to buy. Take... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This historical park downtown does a nice job of depicting life in Montgomery around 1850, through various buildings transported there from nearby. The two sections, living and working, reflect various aspects of life at that time. One building is in its original location, a town house of a wealthy person. Some folks dressed in period costume describe some aspects. Certainly... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Apart from room settings in the visitor centre, the rest of old Alabama Town is on foot looking at buildings from the outside.

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is a great place to take kids or just to learn about some Alabama history. The oldest standing structure in Alabama resides here as well as a lot of other fun buildings you can explore.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a Great Spot for History Perspective. A view of how those in this area lived in the past. A number of buildings were moved here and some are original. Guides are well informed and most friendly. A large and fun playground for kids is next to welcome center. Fun, interesting and educational.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Very informative guides and a well presented site. I was impressed with how everything was so true to real life and easy to follow. The site was clean and very well cared for. I would certainly recommend anyone spending a couple of hours here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

I brought my parents here not knowing what to expect, and I'm glad I took the chance. The guides were very knowledgeable about the area's history and even suggested an eatery after we were through. I'll bring our next visitors here also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

My great great grandfather was trained as a doctor in NYC and immigrated to Montgomery in 1844. He met and married his wife who was born in Pickensville, AL, in 1833. They lived in Montgomery all their adult lives. He was one of a few druggists in town. Thus, our family's deep interest in Old Alabama Town. The docents were... More 

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