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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.
Selma hosts thousands of tourists year-round form all over the world who come to view historic sites. March 15-16, 2019 Come for the history, stay for the hospitality! SPRING PILGRIMAGE IN SELMA. The very words conjure up images of flowering beauty and historic homes dating back to the early 1800’s. We invite you to come and experience history from the Civil War to Civil Rights as you tour private homes, museums, gardens and much more. You’ll be enchanted with Selma’s…
The Old Depot Museum's biggest fundraiser each year. 4 MARTIN LUTHER KING STREET SELMA, AL, UNITED STATES 3348742197 BETH@SELMAMUSEUM.ORG
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.
This Biannual Sale Runs Through Five States. https://www.facebook.com/Hwy80Sale/ For more than 25 years, the Hwy 80 Sale has occurred twice a year, in spring and fall, along historic Highway 80. During the sale, individuals and businesses along the almost 400-mile route set up shop for garage and yard sales. Advertised as the "biggest garage sale in America," the Hwy 80 treasure hunt has participants in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. The five-state highway yard and garage sale is biannual with events scheduled each April…
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.
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.