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  1. Alabama State Capitol - Montgomery, Alabama

    A visit to the Alabama State Capitol gives an opportunity to learn about the history of the state and the Confederacy. The historic Selma to Montgomery March of 1965 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., culminated right in front of this building.

    Tours: The tours are free to the public. All guided tours must be pre-arranged through the Tour Office.

    Location: 600 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, Alabama 36104
    Phone: 334-242-3935
    Email: capitoltours@preserveala.org

  2. St. Stephens Historical Park - St. Stephens, Alabama

    From 1790's until its decline in the 1820's St. Stephens was the Alabama Territorial capital and supported a thriving community. In 1818 the capital was moved. There is only one map of the town of St. Stephens as far as anyone knows and this map is not to scale. It was drawn from memory in 1899, two decades after the town's most active period.

    The town site of Old St. Stephens is an important historical and archaeological site in Alabama. This is a 200-acre park that includes a 90-acre quarry lake. It has white-sand beaches. There are walking trails through the streets of Old Capital Town. The park also offers camping and boating.

    For information concerning park hours, prices, and availability please contact sshc@alabama.gov

  3. Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama

    On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a seamstress, was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Alabama. It was an act of civil disobedience that occurred on a street corner in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. But now the spot commemorates that event with the Rosa Parks Museum and Library.

    This state-of-the-art museum pays tribute to Rosa Parks, the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement". The museum occupies the first floor of a 55,0000-sqare-feet three-story building that also houses the Troy State University Montgomery Library.

    Rosa Parks Library and Museum
    (On the Troy State University campus)
    252 Montgomery St.
    334/241-8661
    Montgomery, AL 36104

  4. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, Alabama

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is an interpretative museum and research center that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The Institute, located in the Civil Rights District, opened in November 1992, and had more than 25,000 visitors during its first week.

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is also a community resource for meetings, seminars and workshops.

    Location: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    520 Sixteenth Street North
    Birmingham, AL 35203

  5. Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site - Tuskegee, Alabama

    Here the historic story of 15,000 African-American pilots who served in the Army Air Corp. from 1942 - 1946 began. They were trained at the airfield in Tuskegee to be able to fly the planes in combat. You will experience the time when segregation was the rule and how these brave black men were finally embraced by America.

    The Visitor Center is open daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Phone: 334-724-0922.

  6. Fall-n-Folsom, Marion, Alabama

    Fall-n-Folsom at Holmestead Company's Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation is the site of one of Alabama's last active plantations where most structures date back to 1800s. You can tour 28 historic buildings including a cotton gin, log seed house, smoke house and weaving house. Fall is the best time to visit Fall-n-Folsom.

    There are activities like hayride and hay slide, and corn maze for children.
    Admission: A nominal fee payable per person, with discount for children

    Contact: 334-683-9955

  7. Magee Farm - Kushla, Alabama

    The Magee farmhouse was built in 1848 and has been part of the Kushla community. The farm is the site of the Living History and Battle Re-enactment in the spring and fall. Contact them for more information on dates and times.

    Admission: Nominal fee per person age 7 and up
    Tours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 and Sunday 2:00 - 5:00.

    Location: 6222 Hwy 45, Kushla, Alabama 36613
    Phone: 251-675-1863




 
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