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
2800 Poplar Avenue Northwest
Huntsville, AL 35816
In 1866, Congress passed legislation establishing two cavalries composed of African-Americans. After Spanish-American War, the 10th U.S. Cavalry was ordered to Camp Forse in Huntsville.
Historic Site
3133 Highway 119
Montevallo, AL 35115
SCALNC supports veterans activities at ALNC
Historic Site
Alleyways near 1031 Gurnee Ave. & 1018 Noble St.
Anniston, AL 36201
Murals in the alleyways of the old Greyhound and Trailways Bus stations depict scenes from when the Freedom Riders were attacked here on May 11, 1961. Freedom Riders Park under development. Greyhound Bus Station: Site of first att...
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...
Other Park
51233 Alabama 225
Stockton, AL 36579