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A Visit to the National Voting Rights Museum

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

Selma is famous for its Selma March, commemorated every spring with a Jubilee Bridge Crossing. It also has the National Voting Rights Museum open all year around. The museum has recently moved to new headquarters from a historic building on Water Street.

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 …

Atticus Finch Monument at Old Courthouse in Monroeville, AL

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

Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was born and raised in Monroeville, AL. The fictional town of Maycomb is modeled on Monroeville.  Atticus Finch, the central character in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a lawyer …

Bethany Baptist Church

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

The Bethany Baptist Church was established in 1821 in nearby Conecuh County. The church moved to Puryearville (Monroe County) on Camp Ground Creek near Burnt Corn in 1846. During this era, both Blacks and Whites worshiped at the same church. After the …

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 …

Bobby’s Fish Camp at Bladon Springs, AL

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Dining | Historical

Bobby’s Fish Camp is located at the old Bladon Springs landing on the Tombigbee River in the southeastern part of Choctaw County. Bobby’s Fish Camp has been in operation for over half a century and is one of the oldest restaurants in southwest Alabama. …

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 Courthouse

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

Choctaw County was established in 1847. The current courthouse in Butler is Choctaw County’s second courthouse – built 1906, occupied in 1907. There were additions to the courthouse in 1956 & 1965. It was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks …

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 …

Coretta Scott King Memorial

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

Coretta Scott was born in Heiberger, Alabama and raised on the farm of her parents Bernice McMurry Scott, and Obadiah Scott, in Perry County, Alabama. She was exposed at an early age to the injustices of life in a segregated society. She walked five mi …

Davis Ferry

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

Davis Ferry  is located on the Alabama River at the Haines Island Park in Monroe County.  The old ferry boat that is used at Davis Ferry has been around for a long time.  It was moved from upriver at Holley Ferry in the early 1970’s when the Highway 10 …

Driving Tour of Demopolis

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

Demopolis is located at the confluence of the Tombigbee River and Black Warrior River atop a chalk cliff, known locally as White Bluff. The settlement was founded and named by a group of political exiles who had been banished from France following the …

Edmond Pettus Bridge

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

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, named for Edmund Winston Pettus, a Confederate brigadier general, and eventual U.S. Senator, is a bridge in Selma, Alabama. It is infamous as the site of the conflict of Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965), where armed officers atta …

Elmore Bolling Historic Site

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

The Elmore Bolling Historic Site is the site of the lynching of thirty-nine year old Elmore Bolling. He started an inclusive trucking and transportation business venture that began to elevate the standards of living for black Lowndes County residents. …

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 …

Ezell’s Fish Camp

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Dining | Historical

Established in 1937, Ezell’s Fish Camp is known to attract locals, famous, and the not so famous. Quoted by some as a “cultural institution”, Ezell’s represents a way of life connected to communities and river heritage. Believed to have built by French traders, and used as a trading post, the remains were purchased by Charles Agnew Ezell and now stand as a dog trot cabin, with in and out door dining. Be sure to try the deep fried pickles.

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