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

One of Alabama’s most historic cities is also the state’s most haunted.

The City of Selma is one of Alabama’s most historic as well as one of its most haunted. Ghost hunters have discovered that the region has a lot of paranormal activity because of the region's Native American and Civil War history. 

Alabama author Kathryn Tucker Windham also lived in Selma and told stories about a ghost named Jeffrey who lived with her. Jeffrey even got Windham her big break as the subject of her book, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey, published in 1969. The book is now part of Southern folklore that has been handed down for decades. 

Interest in the paranormal seems to increase during this time of year, so here is a list of the region’s reported most haunted places:

Kathryn Windham Tucker Private Home:

The storyteller’s home was built in the 1950s, and it serves as the backdrop of Windham’s famous book, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. As legend has it, Jeffrey is the ghost that lives in the storyteller’s home.

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Take in all Tuscaloosa has to offer this fall

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New podcast tells the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama

The Alabama Tourism Department's new Civil Rights Trail podcast takes you behind the scenes of the Civil Rights Movement....
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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.
Museum
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
Founded 1987 to recognize men who have had significant impact on state, country, world. Honored with bronze plaques displayed in Davis Library/Samford University.
Museum
840 Museum Drive
Anniston, AL 36206
Take a trip around the world! Take a trip back in time! From the rugged American West to the exotic Far East ... Berman Museum is where history comes alive!
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Various locations
Auburn, AL
Visit website for information.
Historic Site
South Painter Ave. (courtyard above the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce)
Ozark, AL 36360
Memorial plaques to two U.S. Congress representatives: Henry B. Steagall, George W. Andrews. Carillon/tower recognizes personnel who served at Fort Rucker since 1942.
Museum
561 Alabama 165
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856