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Old Alabama Town

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Address: 301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104-2624
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+1 334-240-4500
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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There are no facades or newly constructed buildings here! Our village...

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 museum. At Old Alabama Town, you will learn how early Americans of all backgrounds lived and worked in Central Alabama.

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Nicely done, mostly

This historical park downtown does a nice job of depicting life in Montgomery around 1850, through various buildings transported there from nearby. The two sections, living and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
kissane
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site was much better than I expected. The Ordeman House tour was especially nice. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and took time to make sure we had time to look around. The house is very well maintained and nicely decorated with period pieces. They have moved building from all around the state and put them back together here... More 

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Thank James M
Gulfport, Mississippi
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could have spent an entire day here going from one home to another and our guide kept our interest the entire time. Be aware that this is a walking tour with places to sit and rest along the way. The tour included seeing an entire 19th century village and separate homes, meeting and social places. Some buildings were moved... More 

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Thank JRAP2013
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was traveling with 2 teens and a pre-teen and I was a little worried they weren't going to enjoy this part of our trip. I was determined to see the Ordeman Townhouse as I love the old architecture, so I dragged them (kicking and screaming) on the tour. It turned out to be the best afternoon of our stay... More 

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Thank milahnty
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Walked up to the building where you buy the tickets and the door was locked. There was a sign that said to ring the buzzer and someone inside would unlock the door. Is it that dangerous in Montgomery that a tourist destination has to keep its door locked in the middle of the day? Once we got inside, we were... More 

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Thank Dini O
Montgomery, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

A well established group of restored , authentic, rustic buildings and businesses , from history. Great teaching tool for schools as well as family tours.

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Thank West M
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017

absolutely awesome place the hiatory is amazing and the fact that they keep it up is unreal. Thank you to every single employee

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Thank Pam S
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We waited several hours on the parking lot, in our RV, till the storm and heavy rain stopped. We were determined though to go to Old Alabama Town. When we got there, it was little past 3 pm and we were told that they stop selling tickets at 3 pm! The lady seemed to be more occupied with wrapping presents... More 

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Thank Inna R
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you love history then this is a great place to visit. Kids always find it interesting. Alabama's oldest standing structure resides in Old Alabama Town.

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Thank Holly I
Raleigh N C
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wondering what to do for an afternoon this is where you should go. They have about 20 restored buildings for you to go into Ten working class and ten other types. Then they have a house with all the history behind it told to you by a knowledgeable docent. Unfortunately they don't have a video for you to buy. Take... More 

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Thank Ellen E
Perth, Australia
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392 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This historical park downtown does a nice job of depicting life in Montgomery around 1850, through various buildings transported there from nearby. The two sections, living and working, reflect various aspects of life at that time. One building is in its original location, a town house of a wealthy person. Some folks dressed in period costume describe some aspects. Certainly... More 

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