Old Alabama Town reopens

Photo: Lucas Tavern at Old Alabama Town

Following state and federal guidelines, Old Alabama Town reopened earlier this month. Located in downtown Montgomery, Old Alabama Town is an outdoor living history museum with 48 authentically restored 19th and early 20th century structures stretching six blocks. Visitors can see a one-room schoolhouse, a church, grist mill and cotton gin, log cabin and Montgomery’s oldest building, Lucas Tavern. The Ordeman-Mitchell Shaw Townhouse includes living quarters, dining areas, and parlors as well as the enslaved quarters and outbuildings.

“We’re following both governmental and professional guidelines to ensure a safe experience for our visitors,” said Landmarks Foundation Executive Director Collier Neeley. “With the changing state of sites reopening, however, we’re encouraging our visitors to check Old Alabama Town’s Facebook page for any updates.”

Old Alabama Town will be open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults; $8 for children. Family memberships are available for only $30.

“Visitors should consider a Landmarks’ family membership for $30,” commented Neeley. “That way they’ll have free admission to Old Alabama Town year-round. We’ll consider opening additional days for Old Alabama Town as we move through this COVID-19 situation.”

Old Alabama Town is administered by Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, a non-profit historic preservation advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve, interpret and present Central Alabama’s architectural, history and culture for over 50 years. For more information, visit www.landmarksfoundation.com.