Old Alabama Town is a collection of authentically restored 19th and 20th century
structures reflecting the lives of the people who
settled and developed Central Alabama. It stretches along six blocks in the heart of historic downtown Montgomery, Alabama, depicting
a cross-section of architecture, history and lifestyles from an elegant townhouse to rural pioneer living.
Old Alabama Town was developed and is administered by the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, a non-profit corporation that came into being in 1967. Since its purchase in 1968, the 1850s Ordeman Townhouse and its dependencies has become the nucleus around which Landmarks' Old Alabama Town has grown.
We started our tour by checking in at the LOEB Reception Center on Columbus Street. We picked up our tour map which was very helpful in identifying the various exhibits.
We talked with Alan, the museum representative, for quite a few minutes. Alan is also a retired Air Force member who loves history and traveling around experiencing it. Be sure to talk to Alan when you visit Old Town.
If you have young children, the playground outside the reception center is an excellent place to break the pace of touring the "Town". The playground can take their mind off the idea of learning about history for a few minutes. Then begin your tour again!
OK, with trusted "Tour Map" in hand, we begin our tour.
Most of the displays are static reconditioned buildings showing you what it was like in days past. Old Town has three live displays, to give you a more in-depth look at arts of the past; pottery, woodcraft, and blacksmith shops. You can watch the artists at work. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Their work is also for sale.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday, 9am to 4pm
last ticket is sold at 3pm
Old Alabama Town
301 Columbus St.
Montgomery, Alabama 36104