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“Extraordinary Collection”

Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama
Ranked #11 of 26 things to do in Decatur
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

I'm a Civil War buff and love going to museums, homes, etc. representing this period. The gentleman who owns the collection is very knowledgeable. Primarily the collection is made up of weapons, but there were uniforms, daguerreotypes of many officers, election ballots, etc. He also has interesting artifacts available for purchase - Confederate bonds that were worthless after the war are worth a lot of money today. Really enjoyed my visit. There is a lot of downtown construction going on, so you may want to call for directions if you are staying at a hotel. While Google Maps has the directions, it all through the construction areas and the owner can get you there!

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Reviewed 5 September 2015

First time to visit the Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama and was extremely impressed with how many pieces where in it.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This is a personal collection turned into a museum. Great examples of rifles, swords and artillery shells. If you're a Civil War enthusiast and have an extra 15 minutes I would recommend stopping by. It's $5 to get in, but the relic store is free. The gentleman working the relic store that's attached is extremely friendly and knowledgable. The prices are fair, so if you have a history buff in your family and you want to get them a gift, I would recommend them.

1  Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

This place has an amazing collection of civil war relics which are nicely displayed and easy to view. The old building has a great feel and atmosphere to it and the owner was very nice and knowledgeable.

The museum is located in a nice, older part of Decatur, AL which only adds to the experience and Decatur was the site of several battles during the war.

But, the impressive collection is the star of the show. It is definately worth a visit.

Thank wheelerphoto
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

This is the largest personal collection of civil war items we have ever seen, and they are arranged and displayed wonderfully You could literally spend days looking over all the items here. We particularly found the "War Log" to make us stop, pause and think about how it came to be. Finding a genuine piece of Civil War hard tack was amazing! So many different firearms, ammo, cannon balls, pictures, goes on and on!! The Civil War is such a huge part of our country's rich history, we are so grateful we toured this museum!

Thank cathy w
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