Confederate Memorial Park

Confederate Memorial Park

Confederate Memorial Park located in Marbury, Alabama, Autauga County, tells the story of Alabama’s Confederate soldier both during the Civil War and afterwards. The park is the site of Alabama’s only Confederate Soldiers’ Home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their wives, and widows. The site included 22 buildings consisting of cottages, a hospital, dairy barn, mess hall, an elaborate water and sewage system, and Memorial Hall, an administration building which held offices, a library, and a large auditorium. Features of the 102-acre memorial park site include two cemeteries, Mountain Creek Post Office, Marbury Methodist Church, nature trail, covered pavilions, museum containing artifacts from the Alabama Old Soldiers Home, uniforms, weapons, and equipment used during the Civil War. The majority of veterans served in Alabama outfits, while others moved to Alabama after the war.

Safe House Museum

The Safe House Museum

 

The Safe House Museum is located in the city of Greensboro, Alabama, in Hale County Alabama

Martin Luther King Jr. spent the night of March 21, 1968 in this house while fleeing the Klan. The house is now a museum highlighting the struggle for equality by African-Americans in Alabama. Its curator, Ms. Theresa Burroughs, was a foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement and a family friend of King. Greensboro is also home to a large number of antebellum-era houses and churches, including some that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places such as Glencairn and Magnolia Grove. www.ruralswalabama.org states:
On the night of March 21, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan inside a small, shotgun-style home in the depot neighborhood of Greensboro, AL.

Alston-Cobb House in Grove Hill, Clarke County, Alabama

Alston-Cobb House

Grove Hill was the site of one of the worst massacres of the Creek War of 1813-14. According to Christopher Maloney on the Encyclopedia of Alabama, it was the only fort attacked during the conflict.

Oakville Indian Mounds

Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum

The Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum is an 83-acre state park dedicated to ancient Native American monuments and the historic Cherokee nation of the Southeast. It preserves twenty 2,000-year-old mounds built by Middle Woodland-era (1-500 CE) prehistoric indigenous peoples. The state museum is designed in the style of a Cherokee council house, as these were the dominant indigenous people of the area at the time of European encounter. It provides exhibits on the Copena culture, displaying more than 1000 archeological artifacts that were excavated on site. It also includes material on the historic Cherokee nation, whose people had migrated to the area and inhabited it by the time of European encounter in the 17th century.

Gulf Shores Museum | 244 W. 19th Ave | Gulf Shores AL 36542

Gulf Shores Museum

The Gulf Shores Museum houses artifacts from the city’s history and it also tells the story of the entire region’s past as well. But the story of the Gulf Shores Museum does not stop with the contents of the building. Thanks to the Oyster Bay Baptist Church, there is plenty to see outside in the backyard of the Gulf Shores Museum as well.
Explore new and permanent exhibits as well as seasonal programs and events. Admission is free to the public.

The Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Montgomery AL

The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
919 Felder Avenue
Montgomery AL 36106
334-264-4222
www.fitzgeraldmuseum.net
info@fitzgeraldmuseum.net

During the fall of 1931, Scott and Zelda Fitgerald leased a home in Montgomery Alabama at 919 Felder Avenue. While at the house, Zelda worked on her book, Save Me the Waltz, and Scott wrote Tender Is The Night.

Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art
The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 26,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
(Formerly 2000 8th Ave. N)
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Jefferson County Alabama
T: 205.254.2565
F: 205.731.9425

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm
First Thursdays: open until 9pm
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays
General Admission is FREE