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Alabama Military Hall of Honor Museum

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

This building was built circa 1832 as a law office. It was the first YMCA building in the South to be owned by a local chapter. The building served as the Marion City Hall for forty years. In the late 1960s, it was moved from the courthouse  square to …

Alabama River Museum

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

The Alabama River Museum is part of the Monroe County Heritage Museums.  It is located on the east bank of the Alabama River at the Claiborne Lock and Dam in Monroe County (GPS coordinates N31.615500,W87.548306). Travel back in time 60 million years ag …

Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame

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

The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame honors the achievements of outstanding women from Alabama. Established in 1970, the first women were inducted the following year. The AWHOF became a state agency by an act of the Alabama legislature in 1975. The museum …

Bluff Hall

Located in Marengo County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum | Shopping

Bluff Hall is located in Demopolis high on White Bluff  (Ecor Blanc) on the Tombigbee River where the band of French exiles landed in 1817. The house was built in 1832 by Allen Glover for his daughter, Sarah Serena Glover, and her husband, Francis Stro …

Booker’s Mill

Located in Conecuh County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum | Outdoor Recreation

Booker’s Mill is known for both its historical value and scenic beauty.  The mill, built in the 1800s by prison workers, provided electricity to the neighborhood.  It has long been closed as an electricity generating plant.  The land and the building n …

Broadhead Memorial Park

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum | Outdoor Recreation

This is a small park that is located at the community of Needham, AL in Choctaw County. It is proof that a park need not be large or elaborate to be a real pleasure. The park is built around the old Walter Wilson gristmill which was the center of life …

Choctaw County Historical Museum

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical | Museum

The Choctaw County Historical Museum is located beside the Town Park at downtown Gilbertown, AL.  The main building of the museum contains all types of displays that illustrate how life was in earlier times.  Behind the main museum is another building …

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 …

Evergreen Depot

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

The historic Evergreen Depot located on the old L & N Railroad line in downtown Evergreen was constructed in 1907 and ready for occupancy by March of 1908. The depot was described as an ornament to the town, and pride for everyone, the best and mos …

Gaineswood Mansion

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

Between 1842 and the outbreak of the Civil War, Gaineswood evolved from a two-room cabin surrounded by 1000 acres of cotton into a Greek Revival style mansion. General Nathan Bryan Whitfield, the builder, was his own architect, though he had no formal …

Grove Hill, AL Cultural Arts Center

Located in Clarke County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Museum

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center opened in 2008 and it is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Grove Hill Arts Council.  The Arts Center exhibits the work of local artists.  Classes are also conducted at the Arts Center by local artists in oil …

Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum

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

The Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum is located on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville, Alabama. It is dedicated to preserving the works of native author, storyteller, and journalist, Kathryn Tucker Windham. Windham has spent m …

Lowndes County Interpretive Center

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

Located in Hayneville, AL, the Interpretive Center is a museum that offers visitors the opportunity to take a look back in time at the events and struggles that African Americans faced during the Civil Rights Era. These exhibits were created and are ma …

Marion Female Seminary Building

Located in Perry County | What you’ll find: Architectural | Historical | Museum

Founded in 1835, this was one of the earliest colleges for women in the United States. It was the first of four colleges established in Marion, AL. This building was erected in 1850. It contained the art studio of Nicola Marschall, a German-American ar …

Old Courthouse Museum

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum | Shopping

The Old Courthouse Museum serves as an important link between the county’s colorful past and the events of today. Located in the Old Monroe County Courthouse on the Monroeville town square, the museum provides a variety of events and activities to attr …

Old Marion Railway Depot

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

Built in 1907 to replace the frame depot building, which was destroyed by fire. Interest in railroads began as early as 1834 in Marion. The building is now the home of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce. Use this building as a convenient starting poi …

Original Site of Tent City

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

In 1965, white landowners evicted a large amount of black sharecropper families for attempting to and/or registering to vote. Following these evictions, tents were established to house these homeless families. The original Tent City is located off of t …

Rikard’s Mill

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

Rikard’s Mill Historical Park is owned and operated by the Monroe County Heritage Museums (MCHM). The park is located on Flat Creek near Beatrice, AL in Monroe County. An operating water-powered grist mill and museum. The main feature of the park is Ri …

Selma Interpretative Center

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical | Museum

(Welcome Center to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail) The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail was established by Congress in 1996, to commemorate the events, people, and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama. The March …

Selma Welcome Center

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

If you are interested in visiting Selma, a good place to start is at the Selma Welcome Center located downtown at 14 Broad Street. The Welcome Center has a wonderful collection of area attractions. You can pick up brochures on each of Selma’s museums, …

Smith Building Art Gallery

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

The Smith Building was built in 1880 and served Marion as a store for many years.  The building has since become an art gallery and houses a photography exhibit on Alabama’s Black Belt. The Smith Building also serves as the perfect space for downtown f …

Sturdivant Hall

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

This magnificent structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the 1934 American Building Survey. Its construction was begun in 1852 by Colonel Edward T. Watts, a local resident. Sturdivant Hall stands upon a spacious lot (292 …

The Green Street District

Located in Perry County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum | Trips

Take a walk through Marion’s history. The accompanying map (see below) and  details guide you through the West Marion Historic District. Be sure to explore all the historic districts in Marion: Marion Courthouse Square, Green Street, West Marion, and J …

Thomas E. McMillan Museum & Alabama Room

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

The Thomas E. McMillan Museum was founded in 1979 to chronicle life in Escambia County, Alabama. From 10,000-year-old fossils to a fireside popcorn popper, a doctor’s bag and a display of cameras, the museum has something to interest most anyone! The m …

Turtle Point Environmental Science Center

Located in Escambia County | What you’ll find: Birding | Museum | Outdoor Recreation

Hands-on science center on 20 acres of wetlands on Big Escambia Creek. Interpretive Wildlife Center, Wetland Trail/Boardwalk, gardens, butterfly/honeybee exhibits, touch tank. Live reptile, fish, amphibian exhibits. Gift shop. Part of the Alabama Birdi …

Voting Rights Museum

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical | Museum

The Museum and Institute chronicles the historical journey for the right to vote that began when the seeds of democracy were first planted by the “founding fathers” in 1776. The founders of the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute envisioned a space that captured the essence of struggles to empower America’s people.

Wilcox Female Institute

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

  The first school in Camden was built on the site of a block of brick stores now owned by Mrs. C. B. Jones’ heirs. Afterwards this school was closed and the Wilcox Female Institute was built and chartered. Later it was used as the county high sch …

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