Archeological Attractions in Southwest Alabama

Clarke County Historical Museum

Located in Clarke County | What you’ll find: Archeological | Historical | Museum

At the intersection of U.S. Highways 84W and 43 in Grove Hill stands the Clarke County Museum. With its pristine exterior, white picket fence, and ample lawn shaded by oaks, magnolias, and pecan trees, this plantation plain-style home invites passers-b …

Old Cahawba

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Archeological | Historical | Outdoor Recreation

Cahawba was once Alabama’s state capital (1820-1826) and a thriving antebellum river town. It became a ghost town shortly after the Civil War. Today it is an important archaeological site and a place of picturesque ruins As early as 4,000 years ago Ind …

Old Cahawba Prairie Preserve

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Archeological | Birding | Historical | Outdoor Recreation

The Old Cahawba Prairie Preserve is a 3,000-acre tract of remnant blackland prairie, one of the remaining half dozen such areas in the entire Black Belt.  The western portion of the parcel is almost five square miles of predominately native grassland, …

Old St. Stephens

Located in Washington County | What you’ll find: Archeological | Birding | Camping | Historical | Outdoor Recreation

There are many recreational activities available for visitors, including fishing, RV camping, primitive camping, biking, birdwatching, sightseeing, picnicking, and hiking. A 100-acre quarry lake provides visitors with a fine place to swim, fish, boat, and relax. Take a hike through the woods to view the town ruins, or cool off on the sugar-white beach on an aquamarine lake. There is a boat ramp for fishing or those who want to enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the water. Bird watchers will want to make sure they bring their binoculars and cameras!

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