Inside view of Tuskegee Airmen National History Site.

Alabama History

Immerse yourself in the heart of Alabama's storied past, exploring its rich tapestry from the early days of Native American settlements to the pivotal roles it played in the Civil War. Alabama's history isn't just a series of events; it's a living narrative etched into the very soil of the state, from the historic battlefields to the sacred sites of ancient civilizations. Dive into Alabama's heritage at landmarks steeped in the tales of Civil Rights milestones, or walk the trails once trodden by the state's earliest inhabitants. Every corner of Alabama offers a window into moments that shaped not just the state, but the nation. Discover Alabama and witness how its historical landmarks, from the bustling streets of Birmingham to the serene landscapes of the Mobile Bay, continue to influence the fabric of American life today.

Discover Alabama: Historical Sites & Cultural Events

Uncover the richness of Alabama's history through engaging tours and cultural events. From exploring significant landmarks to following the paths of legendary figures, Alabama offers unparalleled historical experiences.

Struggles and Triumphs: Alabama’s Role i...

Alabama has a rich and complex history within the Civil Rights Movement and has served as the focal point for pivotal events that shaped the fight for equal rights that shaped our nation.

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An Alabama (Travel) 2024 Bucket List

The new year is quickly approaching and so is the time for planning exciting trips and lots of fun adventures in the coming year. We invite you to embark on a journey through the heart of the Deep South as we unveil Alabama’s captivating travel bucket list for 2024.

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Road Trip Through History

Montgomery, Alabama, attracts visitors with its rich history and vibrant culture with a tapestry of civil rights landmarks. Visiting this Southern city promises a captivating experience that blends the old with the new.

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Alabama’s Hidden Gem: Scottsboro

Nestled in North Alabama at the tail end of the Appalachian Mountains is the small town of Scottsboro, Alabama.

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Hit the Road To Explore Gee’s Bend

In the Southwest rural corner of the state of Alabama, there is a small parcel of land called Gee’s Bend. Gee’s Bend is surrounded by the Alabama River and it is only accessible by ferry.

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Visit Alabama’s African American Histori...

Alabama played a critical role in shaping civil rights history. Key events that forged the state’s significance in how the movement advanced forward are forever ingrained in our lives, as a people and as a state.

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MLK Day is a day for quiet reflection.

Next Monday, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. The state of Alabama played a critical role in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Plan a Fun-Filled Family Getaway.

With the holidays upon us and kids are on a break from school, you may have more time on your hands than you know what to do with. Instead of waiting for school to start again, why not use this time to escape the hustle and bustle of the season.

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One of Alabama’s Most Haunted Historical...

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.

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Plan Your Road Trip Through Alabama’s Re...

The Red Hills region of Alabama is known as the Black Belt because its rich, black soil made the area a prime location for growing cotton. This made the region one of the prime locations for commerce for the state in the 1800s.

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Take in all Tuscaloosa has to Offer this...

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.

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Podcast Tells History of the Civil Right...

The Alabama Tourism Department's new Civil Rights Trail podcast takes you behind the scenes of the Civil Rights Movement. The three-part series will introduce listeners to the people, places and events that played a role in the movement and which ultimately shaped a nation.

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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 destinations:

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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 civil rights. Alabama is home to 30 stops along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, and each one tells the stories and retraces the steps of civil rights trailblazers...

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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 state has its fair share of bone-chilling haunts, and we’re bringing you five that you can explore for a hauntingly-good time. Read on, if you dare….

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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 Historic Places.

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Landmarks & Museums

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

Outside view of the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

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Outside view of the Richards-DAR House Museum

Richards-DAR House Museum

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Outside view of Helen Keller's Birthplace and Home

Helen Keller's Birthplace and Home

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Outside view of the First White House of the Confederacy

First White House of the Confederacy

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Soldiers firing cannon at Confederate Memorial Park

Confederate Memorial Park

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Ground view of Moundville Archaeological Park

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.

Home And Garden
24889 Lauderdale Street
Mooresville, AL 35649
Located in the historic village of Mooresville, AL (pop. 58), 1818 Farms is home to a flock of Babyd...

Historic Site
1510 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Formerly the A.G. Gaston Motel, facility provided Birmingham's only first-class lodging for African-...

Historic Site
627 West Battle Street
Talladega, AL 35160
The Amistad Murals consists of three panels depicting the Amistad Incident in which Joseph Cinque le...

Historic Site
Kelly Ingram Park, Corner of 6th Ave. N. and 16th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203