No city has played a greater role in the history of Alabama than Montgomery. From the Civil War to civil rights, it is steeped in history. Topping the list of must-see attractions is the historic state Capitol building, where Jefferson Davis took the oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America in 1861, and where, nearly a century later, the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march ended with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering a moving speech from its steps.

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What To See & Do


State Capitol

Experience more than 150 years of history, art and architecture, including restored chambers and the majestic rotunda.


Alabama Department of Archives & History

The country’s oldest state-funded archives feature historical records, exhibits and more.


Alley Entertainment District

Explore the New Orleans-style alley that's home to some of Montgomery's unique restaurants, bars and shops.


Dexter Avenue King Baptist Church and Parsonage Museum

Visit the church where Martin Luther King Jr. was pastor from 1954-1960.


Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

See the museum's permanent collection of 19th and 20th-century American paintings, sculpture and folk art.


Montgomery Zoo

Explore 40 acres of habitats from five continents with exhibits featuring more than 600 animals.


Hank Williams Museum

Suits, hats, awards, rare videos and a 1952 Cadillac are just a few things you'll find in this extensive collection.


Alabama Shakespeare Festival

The sixth-largest Shakespeare theater in the country performs the works of Shakespeare, children's shows and musicals.


Old Alabama Town

Relive history at restored 19th- and early 20th-century buildings that stretch along six blocks in historic downtown Montgomery.


Rosa Parks Library & Museum

An interactive time machine, historic documents and more depict events that led to the bus boycott.

Where To Stay


Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center

This hotel features an upscale restaurant, European-style spa and a performing arts center.


Red Bluff Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Find great views of the Capitol building and the Alabama River from the porch and gazebo.


The Lattice Inn

Kick back and relax in the pool at this Key West-style inn located in Montgomery's historic Garden District.


St. James Hotel

Built in 1837, this classic structure overlooks the Alabama River in Selma and features 42 Victorian rooms.

Where To Eat & Drink



Baumhower's serves up a power menu of burgers, fresh gulf seafood and southern comfort food.


Chris' Hotdogs

Chris' Hotdogs has been serving up its famous dogs with Chris' sauce since 1917 and was once one of Hank Williams’ favorite stops.


Jim 'N Nick's

Known for its slow-smoked meat, cheese biscuits and scratch-made sides, the restaurant consistently receives accolades from local and national publications like Saveur and Bon Appétit.



This restaurant has been cooking home-style favorites since the 1930s and is highly regarded throughout the country for its fried chicken.

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Area Towns

  • Millbrook


    Millbrook is a city in Autauga and Elmore counties. Its population is more than 14,600.

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  • Prattville


    Prattville was founded in 1839 by industrialist and architect Daniel Pratt. The city, located in Autauga and Elmore counties, has a population of nearly 34,000.

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  • Wetumpka


    Known as “The City of Natural Beauty,” Wetumpka is a city in Elmore County with a population of more than 5,000. The name Wetumpka is a Creek place word meaning “rumbling waters,” describing the sound of the nearby Coosa River.

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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train

The Montgomery Regional Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express and offers daily direct flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery , AL 36108

(334) 281-5040

Montgomery is accessible via Interstate 65.

Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Montgomery. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

950 W. South Blvd.
Montgomery , AL 36105

(334) 286-0120