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Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives

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Hidden Gem

Museum has been in Athens a long time but we knew nothing about it. We took my vertarn... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Roy S
Athens, United States
Awesome place to visit

This museum is wonderful. It has items from each war and each branch of service. You will really... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Jan V
Athens, Alabama
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100 W Pryor St, Athens, AL 35611-1850
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had passed the sign about the Alabama Veterans Museum many times and had never had the time to visit. We took a day this week to go and were very surprised to see so many exhibits! Our guide, Jerry Barksdale, is a great historian...More

Thank Riki R
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Museum has been in Athens a long time but we knew nothing about it. We took my vertarn brother-in-law and his wife. We were welcomed by other veterans who took a lot of time with my brother-in-law. Time was limited but the visit was outstanding.

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This museum is wonderful. It has items from each war and each branch of service. You will really enjoy this museum and be glad that you went.

1  Thank Jan V
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We took in the Museum last week. It honors local Veterans and celebrates their service, bravery and sacrifice. Especially interesting was the Korean War exhibit and letters home from POW's who unfortunately did not return. We also enjoyed looking at the Viet Nam era uniforms...More

Thank TioJuanito
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Full of History and Information, this Museum finds its home in the ruins of the old Railroad Station used many years ago during the Cotton trade! Reconditioned, the building itself is historic and charming to see as are the many historical items of wars gone...More

Thank MadTrav
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

From the moment I walked in I was greeted and was given a great history of the building and museum. All the items have been donated and they have a very good array of items from each war. Museum is very well organized... I'm glad...More

Thank Gseppe64
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We have been to the museum several times, they have a great collection of military items from several different eras. If you are in the Athens area and you like military items then you need to visit. Great people working there and very knowledgeable.

Thank John D
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to learn about our past and present heros who sacrifice everything gor or freedoms.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I first visited the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives as a reporter for the Athens News Courier and was so impressed by the wide variety of stories and memorabilia that had been gathered on veterans of wars from the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts....More

1  Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This Veterans museum is located in an old Depot. I was really impressed at the vast collection of memorabilia that they have. I appreciate the attention paid to female veterans, sometimes that gets forgotten. You have to visit and listen to the Veterans that volunteer...More

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Rebecca G
4 February 2017|
Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
no! they take donations though.