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A Lot to Know and See But in an easy and fun way.

Looking for a free or cheap attraction to visit and spend our morning before we headed home and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A very well put together museum

We visited on a rainy sightseeing day and were glad we did. From the formation of the land to... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
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The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) has been the home of Alabama history for more than a century. It is the nation's oldest state-funded, independent archival and historical agency. Located in downtown Montgomery across the street...more
624 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130-0100
+1 334-242-4435
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All reviews second floor civil war research room free museum several floors adams street world class museum wonderful exhibits under one roof three hours beautiful building interactive displays modern times great overview an amazing museum metered parking across the street
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Looking for a free or cheap attraction to visit and spend our morning before we headed home and make the most of our trip to town and over night stay for a concert. The gift shop has some great Alabama themed unique items and they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a rainy sightseeing day and were glad we did. From the formation of the land to present day Alabama, it is all under one roof. This is the best "little" museum we had ever seen. The exhibits, movies, the artifacts and chronology...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zardan52
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Go with time to visit. Extensive and interesting. Many pieces, videos, files. The history of Alabama. Free of charge

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gustavolevyrun1
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Incidentally, the Archives & Museum is also 5*, with a balanced view of such historical topics as the Civil War, Reconstruction, Segregation. Park across the street free, also not easy downtown. Not sure the Bullock Museum in Austin, TX is as balanced.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tico8
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Me and my wife stopped by on the way home from the beach to purchase a few bicentennial shirts for the school she works at. We love art museums so the gallery was pleasant enough. The Portraits of Alabama exhibit right now though is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ronbrynt
Reviewed October 9, 2018

WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! You will need at least 1.5 hours plus to really be able to get the most out of this! The people who signed us in were super friendly and helpful. it was the NICEST experience and we took away so much from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kdllv19
Reviewed September 12, 2018

The building is gorgeous; created in stunning white Alabama Marble, and the first (ground) floor is mildly interesting, but not thrilling. The second floor is where the meat is at, especially the Alabama voices exhibit. Well laid out, modern, informative, going through the history of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Interesting exhibit on the state's history -- except that they try to gloss over almost all of the events associated with the civil rights movement. The final section of the exhibit ranges from 1945 to 2000 -- a much too broad time frame to depict...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 643jima
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We visited the museum, and we were really surprised! The exhibition Voices of Alabama is very good presented, and you can spend easily more than 2 hours. The short movies help to understand special topics in the history of Alabama. We enjoyed very much. By...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adriana L
Reviewed August 11, 2018

A truly in depth walk through Alabama history. Well presented and interesting. I recommend it highly.

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 27, 2018|
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Response from FlushingCaps | Reviewed this property |
I think most people would be happy if they spent 2-3 hours there. Some people who like to hear all the audio portions and read all the printed information might spend 4 or even 5 hours.
Terrie C
July 16, 2015|
Response from AlabamaHistory | Property representative |
Hi Terrie! Thanks for your question. While we do not rent wheelchairs, our entire building is wheelchair accessible. When you arrive, pull into the circular drive at our rear entrance on Adams Avenue. There is a ramp there... More