Capitol park

Capitol park, Tuscaloosa: Tickets, Tours, Address, Capitol park Reviews: 4.5/5

Capitol park
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Karyn D
West Haven, CT14 contributions
Historical Sightseeing
Feb 2020
It was nice for history buffs. Easy access and nice park for better weather. Close to Tavern museum.
Written March 2, 2020
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RENportAL
Tuscaloosa, AL34 contributions
Lovely park with historic ruins
Jan 2020 • Family
Love this park, it is a favorite local spot for photo opportunities--prom nights, wedding announcements, etc.--due to picturesque stone ruins from historic Capitol of Alabama building which burned in the early 1900s. The park is big enough for children to run and play, and includes a large gazebo for public use. Capitol Park is mostly open space with green grass, but has some nice shade trees too. The historic old jail and tavern buildings from early Tuscaloosa days are adjacent to the park. The Capitol School is also next to the park. Unfortunately there are no bathroom facilities at the park, nor any refreshment vendors. It is however a great place to take a picnic! The park is well-located downtown Tuscaloosa near the amphitheater, only about a mile from the University of Alabama. It is just across the river from downtown Northport.
Written January 8, 2020
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CibeleOliveiraSantos
Tuscaloosa, AL685 contributions
Lindinho
Oct 2019 • Solo
A história da casa do governador , grátis super fofo , fica no centro pertinho de outros monumentos
The #ruins of one of Alabama's former state houses can be explored in #Capitol Park near #downtown #Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County. The city was Alabama's seat of #government from 1826 until 1846; the capitol was completed in 1829. After the state capital moved to Montgomery, Montgomery County, in 1846, the building was used by the #Alabama Central Female College. The structure was destroyed by a fire in August 1923, leaving only broken columns, some areas of the foundation, and a section of wall. ♥️🇧🇷 Ruínas da sede do Governo do Alabama em 1826 até 1846. depois que a sede se mudou para Montgomery, a casa se transformou em uma escola para garotas até que pegou fogo em 1923 #alabamatravel @alabamatravel #braziliangirl #photography #photooftheday #estadosunidos #fotododiaa #historia #history #lovetuscaloosa
Written October 7, 2019
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Matthew M
Sanford, ME1,074 contributions
Cool Park and Ruins
Aug 2019 • Family
This is what remains of the former state capitol. It’s now in the middle of a residential neighborhood. No problem getting here on a Sunday morning and we were almost all alone. Plenty of great photo opportunities and there are other historical buildings in the vicinity. Def worth a hour of your time.
Written August 28, 2019
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Auburnma
Tuscaloosa, AL2 contributions
History Must!
May 2019 • Family
Capitol Park is so rich with history and I thought I knew all of it until I visited the park. You can take wonderful pictures against the ruins. Great Family Outing!
Written May 10, 2019
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Loggerhead01
Tuscaloosa, AL38 contributions
Beautiful
Apr 2019 • Family
Nice quiet beautiful place. Played here as a child when all that was there was the remains of the capital . Nice place for a serene break or a pic nik
Written April 30, 2019
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Global599846
10 contributions
Attended a wedding at Capitol Park.
Jul 2018 • Family
Beautiful outdoor wedding venue! Except in July and August when the humidity is a killer. The gazebo is a great place for the wedding reception and the capitol ruins are beautiful for pictures.
Written February 12, 2019
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nick b
18 contributions
A downtown oasis providing respite to the weary.
Jan 2019
A quiet small oasis just 2 blocks from a busy, congested downtown giving respite from wide roads with very dangerous traffic and pedestrian crossings. Ruins of Al.'s first capitol are on the hilltop and are a great and safe place for kids to climb and explore. Gardens are well kept,and appropriately understated. Interesting historic markers abound, including a very recent one remembering the lynching of slaves. Strongly urge you to go there if you are in that end of town
In all, only about 2 acres in a quiet suburban residential area (Capitol Park)
Written February 12, 2019
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Tabbatha B
5 contributions
"Historic, Small, and Beautiful"
May 2018 • Family
Captiol Park has a special spot in the hearts of those who live in TTown. It's used widely for weddings, special events, or for those looking for a little solitude from down town. My son took piano lessons at the Capitol School in the afternoons. Our other kiddos loved playing and running around the rocks as I was able to get in a quick walk along the trail that encircles the ruins. It was the perfect place with great aesthetics for mom and room for some kiddos to get out the wiggles. Whether you are an older couple looking for a pleasant walk, A college student looking for a great outdoor study place, or a family looking to experience some history with an ulterior motive of getting out of the house, Capitol Park will not disappoint!
Written December 11, 2018
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naturetack
Dallas, TX717 contributions
Historic ruins park
Oct 2018 • Solo
Pretty cool how you can scope out the ruins of a burned-down building, which also happen to look like ancient greek ruins. Kind of cool to wander around and take cool pictures.
Written October 23, 2018
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