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
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.
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 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.
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
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