History

History holds magnificent power; it can make us wiser, smarter and overall better as a society. Take a step back in time and watch history unfold at the many historical sites scattered all throughout the state. Alabama is home to one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. It is home to grounds of historical battles like the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In Alabama, you can walk the grounds of places and relive events that forever changed our nation and our world. Go ahead and dive deeper into the past. You never know what you might find.

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Free Attractions in Sweet Home Alabama

From immersing yourself in the arts to diving into history, there are plenty of things to do in Sweet Home Alabama that won’t cost you a dime. Check out some of the state’s top free attractions: 

Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment; Huntsville

Artist studios, independent businesses, restaurants, performance venues, and a mixed-use classroom come together under one roof at Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment, the nation’s largest privately-owned arts facility. This facility provides the perfect space for its visitors to interact with visual artists, who share their creative process for disciplines in every area of visual art from drawing and painting to textiles, pottery, and more. While you’re here, indulge in one of the many culinary offerings located throughout the facility including specialty sandwiches, vegetarian fare, pizza and other delectable dishes. 

 

 

Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center; Danville

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Tour the Alabama Civil Rights Trail

The U.S. Civil Rights Trail features locations from 14 states that continue to play an important role in the fight for...
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The Most Haunted Places in Alabama

Everyone loves a good ghost story, and Sweet Home Alabama has plenty of them. From North Alabama to South Alabama, the...
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Covered Bridges of Sweet Home Alabama

Alabama is home to an impressive collection of covered bridges, many of which are listed on the National Register of...
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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's enlightening your mind to our state's past or walking in the footsteps of iconic figures, Alabama has some of the greatest history experiences waiting for you.

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Landmarks & Museums

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Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

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Richards-DAR House Museum

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Helen Kellers Birthplace and Home

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First White House of the Confederacy

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Confederate Memorial Park

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Moundville Archaeological Park

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Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

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Richards-DAR House Museum

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Helen Kellers Birthplace and Home

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First White House of the Confederacy

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Confederate Memorial Park

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Moundville Archaeological Park

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Find an Alabama History Experience

Explore history locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
Historic Site
Athens State University, 300 N. Beaty St.
Athens, AL 35611
1840s Greek Revival Founders Hall at Athens State University, the state's oldest college. Altar's elegant wood carvings tell story of New Testament.
Historic Site
126 East 4th Street
Anniston, AL 36201
A true intermodal facility, the depot is also served by the city’s bus system and acts as the interchange point for all lines. Amtrak Crescent line stops daily,
Visitor Center
100 North Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611
Planning a vacation or weekend get away? We invite you to visit Limestone County Alabama - located in the Tennessee Valley with the Tennessee River running along the southern end of the county and the Elk River defining the south...
Bed And Breakfast
343 North Eufaula Avenue
Eufaula, AL 36027
Built in 1905 this Craftsmen style home is in the Historic District of Eufaula, Alabama. Baker Street Bed and Breakfast is across Eufaula Avenue from Shorter Mansion. Eufaula Avenue is a boulevard described by some as the pretties...
Art Gallery
One Depot Square
Greenville, AL 36037