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The Alabama Military Hall of Honor is located on the beautiful campus of Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama. Our hours of operation for the academic year are as follows: Monday thru Friday, 2:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment. Please call 334-302-1038
Lest we forget: one hundred years BEFORE the 1965 Voting Rights March focused on the Dallas county courthouse in nearby Selma, a brave community of recently emancipated African-Americans gathered around an older courthouse in Cahawba. These 19th century citizens exercised their right to vote and - for a brief time - gained great political power. This wagon tour tells the story of Cahawba's African American majority and traces their path from slavery to freedom with a special emphasis on…
The decaying ruins of Old Cahawba’s historic cemeteries provide an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the richly layered history surrounding the events that occurred at the site of Alabama’s first capital. Join us for a one-hour guided tour as we visit one of Cahawba's three cemeteries. This tour will explore the personal sagas of many of those who lived here before joining its community of perpetual residents.
This guided tour will immerse visitors in the history of Castle Morgan, the POW camp at Old Cahawba, and explore the plight of these unfortunate soldiers as well as the hardships of the town’s Confederate residents who suffered while their husbands, fathers and sons were off to war, many never to return.
Learn the basics of bird identification from an experienced birder on this easy two-hour walk through historic Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. All skill levels are welcome to attend. Meet at the visitor’s center, rain or shine, and bring your binoculars and bird guide if you’ve got them. Knowledgeable birders will guide you through the identification of the birds that abound at this time of year. A wide variety ranging from the “large” (like Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures) to Barred…
Cruise through Cahawba during this one-hour tour of Alabama's most famous ghost town. On this 4 mile, easy-paced, guided bicycle tour, we will explore the abandoned streets, overflowing wells, and decaying ruins of this antebellum Pompeii. Join us as we visit points of interest along the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers and learn about the historic charm of Old Cahawba. Be sure to bring your bike, water, and snacks.
Come out this June for the 39th Annual Blueberry Festival! There will be original arts and crafts, a car show, obstacle courses, children's areas, live entertainment, a food court, and, of course, fresh blueberries! The festival is one day only! For more information, email Judy Crane at email@example.com.
At Old Cahawba, you don’t have to believe in ghosts to hear the past speaking to you. Be an “above-ground archaeologist,” and discover messages in Cahawba’s relic landscape that were left behind by the town’s long dead residents. Bring your walking shoes, camera and curiosity for this intriguing guided walking tour of Alabama’s most famous ghost town.