Museums In Alabama
|Alabama Mining Museum |
The Alabama Mining Museum in Dora is “The Official State Coal Mining Museum of Alabama.”
120 East St, Dora, AL, USA
|Alabama Museum of Natural History |
The Alabama Museum of Natural History, with thousands of invaluable specimens from all lines of scientific research, is a lasting monument to the energy, labor and love exhibited by Dr. Eugene Allen Smith. He was appointed as state geologist in 1873 and Dr. Smith spent nearly 40 years surveying, mapping and collecting scientific specimens throughout the state of Alabama.
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
|Aliceville Museum |
Address: 104 Broad Street Aliceville, AL 35442
The Aliceville Museum has grown from a single room in the Aliceville Public Library to a large facility encompassing three buildings, a courtyard, and a plaza area in downtown Aliceville. The museum has been in its current location since 1995. There are four main exhibit rooms and a large meeting space. The facility is handicap accessible. Self-guided audio tours are available.
Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 12pm; 1pm to 4pm
104 Broad Street Northeast, Aliceville, AL, United States
|Anniston Museum of Natural History |
The Anniston Museum of Natural History is a museum in Lagarde Park, Anniston, Alabama, exhibiting more than 2,000 natural history items on permanent display, including minerals, fossils, and rare animals in open dioramas.
800 Museum Dr, Anniston, AL
|Battleship Memorial Park |
Battleship Memorial Park is a military history park and museum located on the western shore of Mobile Bay in Mobile, Alabama. It has a collection of notable aircraft and museum ships including the South Dakota-class battleshipUSS Alabama and Gato-class submarine USS Drum. The USS Alabama and USS Drum are both National Historic Landmarks; the park as a whole was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage prior to that time, on October 28, 1977.
In May 1962, the USS Alabama (BB-60) had been ordered scrapped along with her South Dakota-class sister ships,USS South Dakota, USS Indiana, and USS Massachusetts. Citizens of the state of Alabama had formed the "USSAlabama Battleship Commission" to raise funds for the preservation of Alabama as a memorial to the men and women who served in World War II. Alabama’s school children raised approximately $100,000 in nickels and dimes from lunch money and allowances to help the cause. The ship was awarded to the state on June 16, 1964, and was formally turned over on July 7, 1964 in ceremonies at Seattle, Washington. Alabama was then towed to her permanent berth at Mobile, Alabama, arriving in Mobile Bay on September 14, 1964 and opening as a museum ship on January 9, 1965. Alabama was joined in 1969 by the submarine USS Drum which was moored behind her until 2001, when the submarine was moved onto land for preservation in a permanent display.
Hurricane Katrina caused more than $7 million in damages to Battleship Memorial Park on August 29, 2005 when it came ashore. It almost completely destroyed the aircraft pavilion and gave the Alabama an eight-degree list to port and shifting at her permanent anchorage. This forced the park to temporarily close for repairs. It reopened on January 9, 2006.
Mobile Bay, AL, United States
|Birmingham Civil Rights Institute |
One of American’s most outstanding Civil Rights museums, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute shows the inequality of public places and schools prior to Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
Sunday : 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Closed Mondays Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
520 16th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
|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, AL 35203
First Thursdays: open until 9pm
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays
General Admission is FREE
2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Junior Boulevard, Birmingham, AL, United States
|Confederate Memorial Park |
Confederate Memorial 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 park museum interprets the Confederate period and the Alabama Confederate Soldiers’ Home. Wayside signage and visitor guides enable visitors to take walking or driving tours of the Soldiers’ Home site.
437 Co Rd 63, Marbury, AL, USA
|Cook's Natural Science Museum |
412 13th Street Southeast, Decatur, AL, United States
|Cost of Freedom Veterans Museum |
Cost of Freedom Veterans Museum
Official site of the United States World War One Centennial Commission. In WW1 nearly 5 million men & women joined the US military (116516 died, 204002 wounded). They deserve their own memorial.
135 S Main St, Arab, AL, USA
|Hank Williams Museum |
When you visit Hank Williams' Boyhood Home & Museum at 127 Rose Street, Georgiana Alabama, you'll see the surroundings that influenced country music's greatest legend. Local musicians, including a black street singer known as ""Teetot"", taught Hank Williams how to play the guitar. They would play the guitar on the front porch and during the winter, they would crawl underneath the house to play and sing near the warmth of the fireplace.
127 Rose Street, Georgiana, AL, USA
|Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum |
The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (initialised HOD, reporting mark HODX) is the official state railroad museum of Alabama. Dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historically significant railway equipment, the museum is located at 1919 Ninth Street, Calera, Alabama, on I-65 approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Birmingham.
The museum features a wide range of locomotives, cars and other railroad equipment that dates from the 19th century to the 1950s and operates regularly scheduled excursions with museum equipment over the museum’s track. It also features two depots that are approximately 100 years old.
Shelby County, AL, United States
|Jesse Owens Memorial Park & Museum |
Dedicated to the Olympic Athlete, Jessie Owens, the museum is located in Danville Alabama, a community in Morgan County Alabama.
The twenty acre park has attractions to honor Owens, a museum, a long-jump pit and a replica of Jessie's home.
Morgan County, AL, United States
|Red Bay Museum |
History has long been a focus for the Red Bay, Alabama Civitan Club when it comes to community projects. In the early 1980's, the club was made aware that there was no written history of their town and surrounding area. The club then commissioned, former Alabama Congressman and Vina, Alabama native, Carl Elliott to be the author of a Red Bay history book, later named One Hundred Years of Memories, An Oral History of Red Bay, Alabama (1888-1988).
While doing research on the book, it was discovered that many items related to Red Bay’s past were still located in the area. The idea to one day house these items in some way was born then, and through the years other items were located and a search for a place to display these items began. In 2004 a building was secured to finally display these treasures from the area, and work began on constructing displays that would showcase these to their best advantage. The facade of the early 1900's building, which had been drastically changed through the years, was rebuilt to reflect how it may have looked when originally constructed.
108 4th Ave SE, Red Bay, AL, USA
|Shelby County Museum |
The Shelby County Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, collection, and preservation of all things related to the history of Shelby County Alabama; to the encouragement, promotion, and sponsorship of historical research and the public dissemination of that research; to the acquisition of physical artifacts and documents and provision of their public display; and to the presentation of educational programs and other activities for our citizens and visitors about our past history and our heritage.
1854 North Main Street, Columbiana, AL, USA
|The Safe House Black History Museum |
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. (This occurred just two weeks prior to the assassination of Rev. King in Memphis, TN.)
Located in the southwestern side of Greensboro, AL at the intersection of Davis Street and Martin Luther King Avenue (Site GPS Coordinates N32.697611,W87.609667).
518 Martin Luter King Dr, Greensboro, AL, 36744
|U.S. Space and Rocket Center |
General Admission to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center includes access to historic Shuttle Park, Rocket Park, and all indoor exhibit areas such as the main museum atrium and the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. With each ticket purchase, enjoy daily guided tours of the Saturn V Hall, featured traveling exhibitions, hands-on demonstrations and presentations, museum simulators.
Adults (13 and up) - $25
1 Tranquility Base Parking, Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL, USA
|Wiregrass Museum of Art |
The Wiregrass Museum of Art is an art museum in Dothan, Alabama. The museum was founded in 1988 and is located in the city's former power and water plant.
126 Museum Avenue, Dothan, AL, United States