Choose from Three Options
- $10 for admission for two people ($20 value)
- $20 for admission for four people ($40 value)
- $40 for admission for eight people ($80 value)
Old Alabama Town is open Monday–Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. They sell their last ticket at 3 p.m. during the week, and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. On September 1, Old Alabama Town will celebrate Labor Day with “The Village Comes Alive” – an event complete with live musicians, craftspeople demonstrating acts such as spinning and weaving, and village people demonstrating professions such as blacksmithing. The event ends with a bluegrass concert and BBQ at Kiwanis Park; click here for more information.
Old Alabama Town Montgomery
Walking down the the streets of Old Alabama Town Montgomery, you might think you hear the sounds of clanking metal coming from the blacksmith shop, or you may swear you smell smoke wafting from a potbelly stove. Your mind might be playing tricks on you, but it's certainly understandable—the founders of this attraction had every intention of whisking visitors back in time. In 1967, the Landmark Foundation began buying historical homes, eventually purchasing 50 of them in a six-block radius. Seventeen of these homes have been restored to their original condition to give guests a glimpse of what 19th century life was like. Here are some more facts about this impressive ode to another era.
Eye Catcher: Ordeman House was the first property restored by the Landmark Foundation. SItting on its original site, the interior has been adorned with Queen Anne chairs, sumptuous window dressings, and intricate floral carpets. It looks like it most likely did in its 19th century heyday.
Don't Miss: Lucas Tavern—originally built in 1810—and its sleeping room, which features wooden daybeds, a writing desk, and a beautiful brick fireplace
Other Buildings: Besides restored homes, everyday businesses have been rebuilt, including an 1888 church and an 1893 blacksmith shop. There's also a one-room school house, which features a wood-burning stove, clapboard walls, and a ghostly apparition of a dunce cap.
Past Exhibits: The Richburg Quilt Collection showcased African-American quiltmaking traditions through the creations of mother-and-daughter quilters Sarah Ann Carpenter Simmons and Lovie Simmons Richburg. They were all created over a 110-year stretch from 1875 to 1985.
Something to Keep in Mind: Due to the age of the buildings and their historical accuracy, not all of them are wheelchair accessible. However, eight of them are, including the church, drugstore, and cotton gin
While You’re in the Neighborhood: Visit Rescue Relics (423 Madison), where you can browse salvaged fixtures and hardware from the restored homes. The collection includes sinks, doors, light fixtures, and balustrades.