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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Take in all Tuscaloosa has to offer this fall

The West Alabama city of Tuscaloosa is steeped in history. The city was named after the great Choctaw Chief Black Warrior, and it was incorporated into Alabama’s territory a day before Congress admitted Alabama as a state in 1819. Tuscaloosa also served as the capital of Alabama from 1826-1846. After 1846, Alabama’s capital was moved to Montgomery. 

Around fall every year, Tuscaloosa has a number of in-state and out-of-state visitors, and if you visit the region, why not take time to soak in all that the region has to offer. Tuscaloosa wows visitors with its history, quaint places to stay, Southern cuisine and nature preserves. Here are a few must-dos when visiting the region:  

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Moundville Archaeological Park

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park is one of the nation’s premier Native American heritage sites. It is located 13 miles south of the city of Tuscaloosa on the Black Warrior River and contains panoramic views, a museum and a campground. The museum paints the historic picture of what life was like in the 14th century, and many artifacts are on display for visitors to see how advanced society was during that time. 

Capitol Park

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Free Attractions in Sweet Home Alabama

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Tour the Alabama Civil Rights Trail

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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

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our historical destinations.

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.
Museum
1000 Main St. (on the campus of W.J. Carroll Intermediate School)
Daphne, AL 36526
Preserved Home Economics/Agriculture building (cir. 1941) of Baldwin County Training School, the only area high school for African-American students from 1889-1950. Hear stories and see artifacts and furniture.
Historic Site
600 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Experience more than 150 years of history, art and architecture. Restored chambers, Civil War-era appearance, majestic rotunda. Gift shop.
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,
Museum
331 Cotton Avenue Southwest
Birmingham, AL 35211
Arlington is the last standing antebellum home in the City of Birmingham. It is available for tours, weddings, receptions, luncheons, dinners, and garden parties.
Historic Site
1010 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401