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.
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:
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.
Tour the Alabama Civil Rights Trail
The Most Haunted Places in Alabama
Covered Bridges of Sweet Home Alabama
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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Birmingham Walking Tour Series: Center Street
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Birmingham Walking Tour Series: Historic Retail/Theatre District
Landmarks & Museums
Explore these attractions and more when you visit our historical destinations.