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Old Cahawba Archaeological Park

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9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
http://www.cahawba.com/

April 2011

Orrville (near Selma) – Old Cahawba Park Day

April 2, 2011
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States

Volunteer and novelist David Rothstein is flying in from Oregon to volunteer and reward others with a sneak peek into his new novel Casualties, inspired by and largely set on the preserve where he and the other volunteers will be working. Come help clean and restore America’s priceless battlefields.  Begins at 9:00 am  

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May 2012

Orrville – Civil War Walking Tour

May 5, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States

Fee for participants only. Travel back in time with some of Old Cawhaba’s most intriguing stories.

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September 2012

Orrville – B.Y.O. Bring Your Own Bike Tour

September 29, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States

Two-hour guided bike tour of the ghostly remains of Alabama’s first state capitol and its Civil War Prison site.

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October 2012

Haunted History Tours – Cahawba Spirits Investigation

October 19, 2012
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States

At Old Cahawba, you don’t have to believe in ghosts to hear the past speaking to you. On this rare, moon lit tour you will be shuttled to this ghost town’s most haunted locations. Historical accounts of sightings and personal experiences will be shared by your hosts, setting the stage for Central Alabama Paranormal Investigations to demonstrate the art of “ghost hunting.” If you come in contact with a spirit at Old Cahawba, join us at the bonfire to share…

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Old Cahawba – Hear the Dead Speak a Daytime Walking Tour

October 20, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States

“HEAR THE DEAD SPEAK,” A Special Walking Tour of Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. Be an “above-ground archaeologist,” and discover messages in the Cahawba’s relic landscape that were left behind by the town’s long dead residents. This guided walking tour of Alabama’s most famous ghost town lasts about 45 minutes. Bring your walking shoes, camera and curiosity for this intriguing tour. Admission is $4. For more information call 334-872-8058. (Note: this event is part of Selma’s Haunted History Weekend.) Old Cahawba…

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February 2015

Winter Bird Walk at Old Cahawba

February 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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Old Cahawba Archaeological Park will have its first Winter Bird Walk on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Meet at the visitor’s center, rain or shine. The activity fee is $8 per adult. The first ten participants also receive a FREE bird nest box kit. All skill levels are welcome to attend this bird-walk. Knowledgeable birders will guide you through the identification of the “little brown jobs” that abound at this time of year. Who knows what…

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March 2015

Road to Freedom Wagon Tour

March 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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Following emancipation at the close of the Civil War, African Americans began reshaping Old Cahawba. This wagon tour will trace how the once enslaved residents of Old Cahawba and surrounding plantations breathed new life into the post-Civil War town during the reconstruction era, making it a place to pursue the dreams and exercise the civil rights they had been denied under slavery. Fee: $10 adults, $8 children 18 & under. Contact Old Cahawba at 334-872-8058 for more information.

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B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) Bike Tour

March 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:05 pm
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$10

Come explore Alabama's most famous ghost town on two wheels! On this two-hour tour your guide will lead you over four miles of mostly unpaved roads, exploring a landscape of relics, ruins, and graveyards. Bring your bike, water, and snacks. Fee: $10

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May 2015

Murder, Scandal, and Vice: True Crime Walking Tour

May 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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History tells us that Cahawba grew from of a frontier capital into a prosperous center of wealth and culture, home to some of the most affluent families in the state. Despite its short-lived grasp on prosperity, civilization, and refinement, Cahawba was in reality a frontier town that had never lost its frontier mentality. From feuding families delivering street justice to colorful characters threatening to assassinate the President, Cahawba's corruption will be revealed on this one hour guided walking tour. Fee:…

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June 2015

Cemetery Walking Tour

June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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Old Cahawba’s three cemeteries tell many stories. Imposing monuments of antebellum social and economic elite, plain memorial stones of Union army prisoners of war and unmarked resting places of African-Americans all speak to the rich diversity of a town that was once Alabama’s state capitol. This tour will visit cemeteries and explore the personal sagas of many of those who lived here before joining its community of perpetual residents. Fee: $8 per person. Contact Old Cahawba at 334-872-8058 for more…

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August 2015

Civil War Walking Tour-Orrville

August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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Best known as Alabama's first state capital, Cahawba played a significant role in the Civil War despite having no battles. On this guided walking tour you will explore Castle Morgan, the POW camp, and learn the plight of the unfortunate POWs as well as the hardships of the town’s Confederate residents. For more information contact Jonathan Matthews at 334-872-8058.

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September 2015

First Capital Rediscovery Wagon Tour-Orrville

September 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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How much do you know about Cahawba as Alabama's first state capital? More importantly: how much is myth; how much is fact? Bring an open mind for this wagon tour, because together we will rethink what we were told in our 4th grade textbooks after encountering the physical evidence at Old Cahawba. Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Children under 18 For more information contact Jonathan Matthews at 334-872-8058.

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October 2015

B.Y.O (Bring Your Own) Bike Tour-Orrville

October 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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Come explore Alabama's most famous ghost town on two wheels! On this two-hour tour your guide will lead you over four miles of mostly unpaved roads, exploring a landscape of relics, ruins, and graveyards. Bring your bike, water, and snacks. Contact Old Cahawba at 334-872-8058 for more information.

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Selma Haunted History Tour

October 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$15

At Old Cahawba, you don’t have to believe in ghosts to hear the past speaking to you. On this rare, moon lit tour you will be shuttled to this ghost town’s most haunted locations. Historical accounts of sightings and personal experiences will be shared by your hosts, setting the stage for Central Alabama Paranormal Investigations to demonstrate the art of “ghost hunting.” If you come in contact with a spirit at Old Cahawba, join us at the bonfire to share…

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Hear the Dead Speak Walking Tour-Orrville

October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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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. Contact Old Cahawba at 334-872-8058 for more information.

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Selma Haunted History Tour

October 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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At Old Cahawba, you don’t have to believe in ghosts to hear the past speaking to you. On this rare, moon lit tour you will be shuttled to this ghost town’s most haunted locations. Historical accounts of sightings and personal experiences will be shared by your hosts, setting the stage for Central Alabama Paranormal Investigations to demonstrate the art of “ghost hunting.” If you come in contact with a spirit at Old Cahawba, join us at the bonfire to share…

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November 2015

Cahaba Classic River Race-Orrville

November 8, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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Canoe, kayak, and S.U.P. (Stand Up Paddleboard) paddlers are invited to race over either a nine mile course or a three mile "Fun Race" on the Cahaba River. For further information contact Gordon Black at clean@cahabariversociety.org. Or call (334) 872-8058.

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February 2016

Birdwalk for Beginners (and History Buffs)

February 6, 2016
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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Bird Walk for Beginners (& History Buffs) at Old Cahawba Saturday, February 6 8 am – 10 am Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville (near Selma) Learn the basics of bird identification from an experienced birder on this easy two-hour walk-through of historic Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. The first Bird Walk for Beginners (& History Buffs) will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Meet at the visitor’s center, rain or shine, and bring your binoculars…

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February 2017

Cemetery Walking Tour of Old Cahawba

February 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

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.

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February 2018

Cemetery Walking Tour of Old Cahawba

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

Cemetery Walking Tour of Old Cahawba Saturday, February 3, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am 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…

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March 2018

Road to Freedom Wagon Tour

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$10

Road to Freedom Wagon Tour Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am 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 "foot soldiers" 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…

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April 2018

Civil War Walking Tour of Old Cahawba

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

Civil War Walking Tour of Old Cahawba Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am This guided tour will visit 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. Call 334-872-8058 for more information or visit ahc.alabama.gov or facebook.com/oldcahawba. ADDRESS: 9518 Cahaba Rd, Orrville, AL 36767…

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May 2018

Bird Walk for Beginners (and History Buffs)

May 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

Bird Walk for Beginners (& History Buffs) Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:00 am – 10:00 am Learn the basics of bird identification from an experienced birder on this easy two-hour walk through historic Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. Meet at the visitor’s center, rain or shine, and bring your binoculars and bird guide if you’ve got them. All skill levels are welcome to attend this bird-walk. Knowledgeable birders will guide you through the identification of the birds that abound at this…

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June 2018

B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) Bike Tour of Old Cahawba

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

B.Y.O (Bring Your Own) Bike Tour of Old Cahawba Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am Come explore on two wheels Alabama's most famous ghost town!  On this one-hour tour your guide will lead you over four miles of mostly unpaved roads, exploring a landscape of relics, ruins, and graveyards. Bring your bike, water, and snacks. Call 334-872-8058 for more information or visit ahc.alabama.gov or facebook.com/oldcahawba ADDRESS: 9518 Cahaba Rd, Orrville, AL 36767 PHONE: 334-872-8058 GPS: N 32.31963,…

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August 2018

True Crime Walking Tour of Old Cahawba

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

True Crime Walking Tour of Old Cahawba Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am History tells us that Cahawba grew from of a frontier capital into a prosperous center of wealth and culture, home to some of the most affluent families in the state. Despite its short-lived grasp on prosperity, civilization, and refinement, Cahawba was a frontier town that had never lost its frontier mentality. From feuding families delivering street justice to colorful characters threatening to assassinate the…

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September 2018

Canines, Camels, Cats, & Critters Wagon Tour of Old Cahawba

September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$10

Canines, Camels, Cats, & Critters Wagon Tour of Old Cahawba Saturday, September 1, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am This dog-friendly wagon tour will include some short walks and will transport you and your pooch to places throughout the park associated with Cahawba’s most notable animal ancestors. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join their humans on this one-hour guided tour of Old Cahawba. People without dogs are welcome to attend also. Call 334-872-8058 for more information or visit ahc.alabama.gov…

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October 2018

Hear the Dead Speak at Old Cahawba

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

Hear the Dead Speak at Old Cahawba Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am 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. Call 334-872-8058 for more information or visit…

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Haunted History Tours of Old Cahawba

October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$20

Haunted History Tours of Old Cahawba Saturday, October 20 & 27, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Alabama’s most famous ghost town is rarely open to nighttime visitors, but on Saturday Oct, 21st and 28th, a few lucky people will experience Old Cahawba after dark.  Reserve one of a limited number of tickets, and you will be transported to Cahawba’s most haunted locations where authentic historical accounts of ghosts attached to each place will be shared. Then the Alabama Paranormal…

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November 2018

Going Gothic: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at Old Cahawba

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

Going Gothic: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at Old Cahawba Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am Experience glorious Gothic Revival architecture from the inside out during this program designed to inspire. Visit Old Cahawba for an event to help you appreciate these Gothic whispers from the past. Call 334-872-8058 for more information or visit ahc.alabama.gov or facebook.com/oldcahawba. ADDRESS: 9518 Cahaba Rd, Orrville, AL 36767 PHONE: 334-872-8058 GPS: N 32.31963, W 87.10463 FEES: $8 per person

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December 2018

Happy Birthday Alabama Presentation at Old Cahawba

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

Happy Birthday Alabama Presentation at Old Cahawba Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am Join us to celebrate Alabama's birthday at the site of its first permanent state capital. Gain new insight into Capital era Cahawba and early statehood while we sort bicentennial facts from fiction. After the presentation, you are invited to explore the ghost town of Old Cahawba! Call 334-872-8058 for more information or visit ahc.alabama.gov or facebook.com/oldcahawba. ADDRESS: 9518 Cahaba Rd, Orrville, AL 36767 PHONE:…

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February 2019

Road to Freedom Wagon Tour

February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8 – $10

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…

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March 2019

Cemetery Walking Tour

March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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$8

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.

Find out more »

April 2019

Civil War Walking Tour of Old Cahawba

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
+ Google Map
$8

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.

Find out more »

October 2020

Haunted History Tours

October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL United States
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At Old Cahawba, you don’t have to believe in ghosts to hear the past speaking to you. On this rare, moon lit tour you will be shuttled to this ghost town’s most haunted locations. Historical accounts of sightings and personal experiences will be shared by your hosts, setting the stage for Alabama Paranormal Research to demonstrate the art of “ghost hunting.” If you come in contact with a spirit at Old Cahawba, join us at the bonfire to share your…

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