Alabama State Capitol
The present Greek Revival Capitol on "Goat Hill" dates from 1850-51 and replaced an earlier structure that burned. Twice, international attention has focused on Alabama's State Capitol. In 1861, the Confederate States of America was born in the Senate Chamber, where delegates from Southern states voted to establish a new nation. A little over a century later, the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March led by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., ended on the street in front of the Capitol. In 1960 the United States Secretary of the Interior designated the Capitol as a National Historic Landmark. Beginning in the 1970s, the Alabama Historical Commission oversaw a major restoration and renovation effort. Most of this work was finished in 1992, but efforts to restore and enhance the historical character of the building are ongoing.
The Alabama State Capitol is an historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission.
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600 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
- Open M-F 8am-4:30pm, Sat. 9am-4pm, closed state holidays. Guided tours by appt