Built in 1907, this historic home has been dedicated to serving as the Alabama Governor’s residence for several decades. Today, it welcomes visitors to explore the history of Alabama’s governors and the beautiful architecture of this grand mansion.
Located right in downtown Montgomery, Alabama stands the historic Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. The house of worship has been dedicated to one of the greatest pastors in the church’s history, Martin Luther King Jr. It was during his time at this church that he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.
Known for being the author of several bestselling novels such as The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, spent a few months in this home. Zelda being a Montgomery native, the couple wrote, created artwork and hosted elegant parties during their time here. In fact, the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the lives of this creative couple.
Follow through the years of Alabama history at this interactive museum. Located right in downtown Montgomery, the Museum of Alabama debuts a large collection or artifacts and history. Fun for all ages, explore centuries of information in this beautiful and historic building.
Meet Dusty, the MOOseum mascot and learn about centuries of cattle history in Alabama. Discover historical farming practices and trace the growth of ranching history. Plus, kids can try on farmer clothes and learn about beef in the hands-on exhibit.
Overlooking downtown Montgomery, the Alabama State Capitol Building is an icon on Dexter Avenue. So many historic events have taken place at the capitol and the surrounding area and the capitol is a great place to experience that history. From the ornate rotunda to the elaborate chamber rooms, the capitol building takes visitors on a spiraling journey through the history of the state and its government.
Nestled on the tranquil, cypress lined banks of the Alabama River lies the movie set used to film the hit 2003 movie Big Fish. Jackson Lake Island is home to the movie set Town of Spectre and dozens of free range goats. Campers can even spend the night, go fishing and enjoy the peaceful island retreat.
Known for his time in Montgomery, Hank Williams is a legend in the City of Dreams. This country music star is known for singing popular hits such as “Lovesick Blues” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart”. A statue in honor of the star stands at the intersection of Commerce and Tallapoosa Streets.
This beautiful Classic-Revival mansion was built in 1906, after the previous home at the site had burnt in a devastating fire. Known as the Shorter Mansion, the Eufaula Heritage Association has preserved this landmark for visitors to explore and even reserve for events.
Known for being one of the greatest country music singers of all time, Hank Williams career rose and fell in such a short span but his legacy has lived on. Passing away suddenly at the age of 29, Hank Williams music and fans have long held their popularity. His burial site in Montgomery, Alabama is marked for visitors to pay tribute to the once “King of Country Music”.
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