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Old Alabama Town

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“cotton gin”(17 reviews)
“log cabin”(3 reviews)
“daily life”(2 reviews)
There are no facades or newly constructed buildings here! Our village features completely authentic 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings that have been saved from demolition, carefully restored, and reopened to the public as a history...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2624
+1 334-240-4500
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

$10 for an adult, a good price for the three areas you can visit, including a guided tour of the house. You get a really interesting insight into life during 19th Century Alabama and there is a lot to look a, from the old printers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank creggwood
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Composed of renovated buildings of the period, the village gives a glimpse to the daily life and industry of that period. A docent will explain to you what a dogtrot is and you will be able to examine a cotton gin and a grist mill....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mjhicks985
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Not one persons was present at any of the displays....would assume on a busy Saturday during tourist season their would be one demonstration. My favorite was church, log cabin and school....save your 10 dollars per person.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank william c
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We had good luck finding what we wanted. Had to contact artist to be sure she would be there. Lisa Lenox came down and gave us a good tour of buildings near her. Check to see what days someone to there if you are looking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pat M
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We were disappointed that the craft section was not operating.. The housing was interesting in that the breeze ways were also sleeping quarters for summers. The breeze way acted like air conditioning for the house.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Donald S
Reviewed June 9, 2018

This is an outside museum which is located on a couple of city blocks in downtown Montgomery. You are able to step back in time to see a glimpse of the past. The buildings show how people lived and worked. It was a fun experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Donnagay A
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Very interesting and informative open air museum with a range of numerous, varied buildings that provide great insight to life in another era. A lot to see. Definitely worth taking time to listen to the guided tours.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank savvytraveler407
Reviewed May 1, 2018

This is an interesting museum with many Alabama buildings packed, mainly, into two city blocks. This makes the visit easy and it is possible to get a sense of some of the folk history of Alabama. Worth at least two hours of your time. There...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ka2mba
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We went on a Saturday afternoon. Easy to get to from the interstate running through town. Plenty of parkIng. For $12 (from memory) you get a guided tour of one of the old houses In the living area and an introduction to the working area....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Elle, provided a wonderful guided tour of the Ordeman House, the historical information she provided during the house and grounds tour, including the out buildings on the property, was very educational and informative. Highly recommended if you enjoy history!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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June 11, 2017|
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Terrie C
July 16, 2015|
Response from Amanda W |
The parking is excellent and easily accessible to the attraction. Most of the houses are not wheelchair accessible but he could get a good view of the outside and most of the other buildings are wheelchair accessible and is... More
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Paulo S
London, United Kingdom
1-2 hour stop in Montgomery: Old Alabama Town? (4 Replies)
Hi all, as part of a roadtrip from Atlanta to New Orleans I am passing by Montgomery on a weekday morning. Is it worth stopping for an hour or two to have breakfast and maybe visit a site or two or is it going to be more hassle than its worth with rush hour traffic etc? I was thinking maybe to go to Old Alabama Town and/or Rosa Parks museum?
September 13, 2012|
Response fromCibeleanjo|
Hi Paulo! You should definitely stop by Montgomery! Rush hour traffic isn't that bad here (mainly from 7:30-8) so you have plenty of time to enjoy yourself downtown. The Farmer's Market Cafe (315 N. McDonough Street) is good for breakfast. And just around the corner from there is Old Alabama Town (301 Columbus St.), the south's premier outdoor history museum (where I work!)... Tucker Pecans is also right there if you want to try one of our favorite local treats. The Rosa Parks Museum is, of...More
Everett, WA
Northern/Mid Alabama trip (Lots of questions) (4 Replies)
We will be on a road trip next week, and want to make sure we are going to see the "must see" things in northern and mid Alabama. We want a mix of Nature (easy to access), history (small towns), and modern attractions. We will be driving down from Chattanooga. Then possibly to Mooresville. Then Noccalula falls. In Montgomery: 1) "Old Alabama Town" 2) I cant seem to find a lot of interesting things in Montgomery In Birmingham: 1)Sloss Furnace 2)Cathedral of St. Paul 3)...More
August 15, 2014|
Response fromRobert C|
In Montgomery there are some things to see but most have been mentioned. The others relate to Civil Rights. There is a museum and Dr. King's churches downtown on Dexter Ave. There is also Jasmine Hill gardens on Hwy 231 just North of Montgomery. Auburn is a nice stop on your towards Georgia. It has a beautiful university campus and the Jule Collins Smith Museum Of Fine Art is worth a stop. There is a very nice little cafe called the Crepe Myrtle Cafe just down the road inside a plant shop....More
Family Reunion (4 Replies)
I am looking for somewhere to hold a family reunion in April 2014 in the Montgomery area. - approx 150 attending. I was in Montgomery last week and looked at the civic center in Millbrook which is too large, the lodge at Lagoon Park and the auditorium at Old Alabama Town. Our budget for renting the venue is $500 max for 6 hours. Reunion to be on a Saturday. Any suggestions?
July 17, 2013|
Response fromRedfishDave|
If anyone attending lives in or knows someone who lives in Deer Creek, Breckenridge or one of the other East Montgomery neighborhoods that have a clubhouse, that would be under your budget and accommodate you size needs. Anything downtown in the entertainment district, for example, would be closer to $1000.