Alabama Governor’s Mansion
(334) 834-3022 • www.governor.alabama.gov
Built in 1907, this graceful mansion is typical of Southern Colonial architecture, with Greek revival influence. Home of Alabama’s governors since the 1950s, it features a pool in the shape of the state of Alabama. Take a tour on a Tuesday or Thursday.
Alabama State Capitol
One of the few state capitals to be designated a National Historic Landmark, Alabama’s capitol was built in 1850 on a site known as “Goat Hill” for its former usage as pasturage. A bronze star marks the spot where Jefferson Davis stood to take the oath of office as president of the Confederate States of America.
(334) 365-3690 • www.autaugahistory.org
This circa-1830 antebellum home, was the first Autauga County entry to the National Register of Historic Places. Andrew Jackson allegedly patterned the staircase at his home after visiting. Stop by for a tour on Tuesdays!
Civil Rights Memorial
(334) 956-8439 • www.splcenter.org/civil-rights-memorial
Uniquely designed by Vietnam War Memorial artist Maya Lin, this memorial chronicles key events and lists the names of approximately 30 people who gave their lives in the struggle for racial equality from 1955-1968. A memorial center includes in-depth information about the Civil Rights Movement.
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist
Church & Parsonage Museum
(334) 263-3970 • www.dexterkingmemorial.org
Home to the first pulpit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached from, this historic church was the center of the bus boycott, and played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement. Individual tours of the church and Parsonage are available.
First White House of the Confederacy
(334) 242-1861 • www.firstwhitehouse.org
This 1835 Italianate-style house was designated the Executive Residence by the Provisional Confederate Congress on February 21, 1861. President Jefferson Davis and his family lived here until the Confederate Capital was moved to Richmond, Virginia.
Fort Toulouse/Jackson Park
(334) 567-3002 • www.fttoulousejackson.org
Located on the banks of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers, Fort Toulouse has over 5,000 years of history, with occupations from Hernando DeSoto in 1450 and the French in 1717. Fort Jackson was built in 1814 by General Andrew Jackson, marking the end of the Creek Indian War. “Living History” re-enactments are scheduled regularly.
F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
(334) 264-4222 • www.thefitzgeraldmuseum.org
This was the home of author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Montgomery native Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Museum holdings include personal artifacts that were part of the couple’s public and private lives.
Hank Williams Museum
(334) 262-3600 • www.thehankwilliamsmuseum.net
This is the most complete collection of memorabilia dedicated to country music’s Hank Williams, Sr. It spotlights Hank’s 1952 Cadillac, in which he made his final journey. Oakwood Cemetery, where he and his wife, Audrey, are buried is minutes away.
Harriot II Riverboat
(334) 625-2100 • www.funinmontgomery.com
This 19th century riverboat is docked beside the Riverwalk Amphitheater and offers cruises down the scenic Alabama River, along with food, drink, music, and entertainment.
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum – Calera
(205) 668-3435 • www.hodrrm.org
This interactive, entertaining, and educational railroad museum often has Thomas the Train and historic train rides. At Christmas, check out the Polar Express fun.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
(334) 387-8000 • www.hmmausa.com
This 2 million-square foot manufacturing facility is one of the most advanced in the nation, and began producing vehicles in May 2005. Visitors can take a pre-scheduled guided tram tour through the stamping facility, paint shop, assembly area, and the test track.
(334) 386-9100 • https://museumandmemorial.eji.org
Located between the site of a historic slave market and the primary train station where tens of thousands of enslaved people were trafficked into domestic slave trade, the Legacy Museum aims to educate visitors on the enslavement of African Americans, racial terror lynchings, racial segregation, and more.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
(334) 625-4333 • www.mmfa.org
Noted for its outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century paintings, the museum also houses a collection of southern regional art and American prints. It hosts a diverse selection of travelling exhibitions each year. The one-of-a- kind interactive ARTWORKS exhibit offers a unique learning experience for the entire family. Other highlights include the gift shop, the Terrace Cafe, and a lakeside terrace.
(334) 265-1867 • www.bamabeef.org
This interactive, educational museum highlights the region’s agricultural heritage.
Museum of Alabama
(334) 242-4435 • www.museum.alabama.gov
This state history museum displays artifact collections documenting Alabama’s history and telling the story of Alabama’s people. Highlights include exhibits on early Alabama Indians, military history, and portrait galleries. Bring the kids along- there’s a hands-on section for them!
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Designed to be a place for education and reflection on racial inequality, this site includes a memorial square with 800 six-foot monuments that serve to symbolize racial terror lynching victims in the United States.
Old Alabama Town
(334) 240-4500 • www.oldalabamatown.com
Over six blocks of houses and landscapes show visitors how people lived in central Alabama from 1800-1900. The walk-through historic district interprets life in both urban and rural Alabama. Tours are available, and a playground for children is located nearby.
Rosa Parks Library and Museum & Children’s Wing
(334) 241-8615 • www.troy.edu/rosaparks
The Rosa Parks Library and Museum offers insight into the event that began the famous bus boycott. The museum features an interactive children’s area that includes a multi-media reenactment involving Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other early Civil Rights leaders.
Segway Montgomery Tours
(334) 201-7012 • www.segwaymontgomery.com
Learn to ride a Segway and cruise Montgomery’s beautiful Riverfront Park. Civil Rights/Civil War tours are available daily.
Wetumpka Impact Crater
US 231 & Bald Knob
Wetumpka was the spot of an amazing natural disaster when 81.5 million years ago, an 6.5-kilometer-wide asteroid hit the earth.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
(800) 841-4273 • www.asf.net
This internationally acclaimed theatre is the Southeast’s fastest growing attraction, and one of the largest and most productive regional theatres in the country, annually attracting over a quarter of a million visitors from all 50 states. ASF operates virtually year-round with world-class theatre productions and educational programs. English-style grounds surround the theatre, offering visitors a spectacular view and scenic picnic sites.
The Capri Theatre
(334) 262-4858 • www.capritheatre.org
Built in 1941 as “The Clover”, this was Montgomery’s first neighborhood theatre. Remodeled and renamed, it is now Montgomery’s only independent film theatre. Check out the summer film series for kids!
(334) 262-1530 • www.CloverdalePlayhouse.org
This community theatre is truly run by volunteers. It prides itself on bringing ambitious, challenging, edgy, and high-quality entertainment to the local community. Located in the Old Cloverdale Historic District, they also offer affordable, professionally-taught classes year-round.
Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts
(334) 241-9567 • www.troy.edu/davistheatre
Built in 1929, this meticulously restored “movie palace” showcases the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Dance Theatre, the Montgomery Ballet, and other civic and cultural activities. It also features national touring productions of Broadway musicals and other entertainment.
The Millbrook Theater
(334) 782-7317 • 5720 Main Street • millbrooktheater.com
The theater is home to the Millbrook Community Players that were incorporated over a decade ago.
Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
(334) 481-5100 • www.mpaconline.org
Serving as the center for entertainment in downtown Montgomery, the MPAC is a state-of-the-art facility large enough for first-run Broadway shows, yet intimate enough to host a wide variety of smaller productions and concerts.
Way Off Broadway – Prattville Cultural Arts Center
(334) 595-0854 • www.prattvilleal.gov
This Prattville community theatre produces four productions a year.
Wetumpka Depot Players
(334) 868-1440 • www.wetumpkadepot.com
Established in 1980, this successful group performs five or six productions each year, and also has a Junior Wetumpka Depot Players group for children.
Montgomery’s Entertainment District is well within walking distance of the Convention Center, Riverwalk Stadium, and the Riverfront. Look for the historic water tower at the entrance of this New Orleans-style bar and restaurant area.
Check out the trendy and long-time favorite spots in Old Cloverdale for dining and hanging out. Choices for dining include El Rey, Moe’s Bar-B-Que, and Vintage Year. Pine Bar is a relaxed neighborhood bar, and 1048 Jazz and Blues Club features live music nightly.
Montgomery Biscuits Baseball
(334) 323-2255 • www.biscuitsbaseball.com
The Montgomery Biscuits opened in 2004 as the AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Played in Riverwalk Stadium, games feature theme nights, flexible seating, and various activities.
(334) 240-4004 • www.montgomerysymphony.org
This community symphony group began in 1976 and features ten concerts each year, contributing to the area’s rich arts community.
The Ice Palace
(334) 277-2088 • www.eastdale-mall.com/icepalace
Ice skating inside of Eastdale Mall is fun, and a great way to escape hot summer afternoons. Skating school and skate rentals are available, as well as birthday party packages.
Jackson Lake Island – Millbrook
(334) 430-7963 • www. facebook.com/JacksonLakeIsland
Step into Spectre, the fictional town custom built for Tim Burton’s film “Big Fish.” Visitors can explore the movie set and hang out with the local crowd of cute goats for an entry fee of $3 a day.
Montgomery Zoo & Mann Museum
(334) 240-4900 • www.montgomeryzoo.com
Montgomery’s 40-acre zoo represents five continents with lush vegetation, waterfalls, and 500 species of exotic wildlife. The Mann Museum is on site and allows visitors a close-up look at exhibits of local wildlife.
Riverwalk Amphitheatre and Splashpad
(334) 625-2100 • www.funinmontgomery.com
Riverwalk Amphitheatre, a sprawling grassy area on the banks of the Alabama River, is perfect for picnics, concerts, movies, plays, and more. The Splashpad offers summer fun for kids- and adults!
W. A. Gayle Planetarium
(334) 625-4799 • www.montgomery.troy.edu/planetarium
This planetarium simulates the natural sky by projecting images of the sun, moon, planets, stars, and other celestial objects on a 50-foot domed ceiling.