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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
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Great Spot for History Perspective

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2016
Miami, Florida
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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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.

Thank J D
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Gill D
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4 of 5 stars 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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Fort Wayne, In
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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The old houses and items are very nice to see, but I recommend going during the Alabama Book Festival, usually the last Saturday in April, when you can also hear some fantastic authors talking about their books.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We attended the Old Alabama Town book sale. We discovered a huge wooden playground. Lots of climbing areas, slides, a tire swing and baby swings. Several large trees for shade. Benches available for parents.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I have taken my daughters to Old Alabama town on several different occasions. Old Alabama town is a series of old homes, and you have a tour guide to walk you through the different buildings, and brief you on the history. Sometimes, depending on the event, they have individuals dressed up like pioneers (settlers), and they show you how the... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Nice little place to walk around and see the old buildings of years ago. it is a self guilded but sometimes you can get a tour guild. it is always an enjoyable day. If you have small kids there is a nice playground there too.

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Prattville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This is mostly a self guided tour and a good look at life in the 1800s -makes you thankful for our modern amenities. We enjoyed the short guided tour of the wealthy's mansion. We brought a jogging stroller and it accessed most places. I would recommend bringing lunch or planning to drive a few minutes; the places to eat within... More 

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