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.

History

Tour the Alabama Civil Rights Trail

The Alabama Civil Rights Trail includes over 40 locations throughout the state: each one tells the stories and retraces the steps of civil rights trailblazers such as Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read on to learn more about our state's role in the civil rights movement and a few places that you can visit along the trail. To dive deeper into the people, places and events that brought Alabama into the international spotlight and changed the course of history, download our Alabama Civil Rights Trail app.

Freedom Riders National Monument; Anniston

The Freedom Riders National Monument is the site of the 1961 bus burning and the former Greyhound Bus Station. This monument honors the Freedom Riders’ achievements in their fight against segregation on public transportation. Murals in the alleyways of the old Greyhound Bus Station depict scenes from when the Freedom Riders were violently attacked by angry mobs. These events drew international attention to the Freedom Riders’ mission and the state of race relations in the United States. Today, you can visit this monument and reflect on the achievements of this courageous group of civil rights activists...

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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

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Birmingham area
Birmingham, AL
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Historic Site
86 N. Alabama Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460
Volkswalk (German for "walk of the people") is 6-mi. walk through town's historic neighborhoods and lake area. Walk box located in the front lobby of Monroeville Police Station.
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
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.
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714 East Glenn Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830