Welcome to Old Alabama Town...
Tour the Authentic 19th Century Village Today
There are no facades or newly constructed buildings here! Our 19th century village features completely authentic 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings that have been saved from demolition, carefully restored, and reopened to the public as a history museum. At Old Alabama Town, you will learn how early Americans of all backgrounds lived and worked in Central Alabama.
Our education department specializes in student tours.Read More
We offer guided tours to groups of ten or more with registration. Read More
Drop by any time we are open to explore the grounds on your own.Read More
Shape Notes Singers
This Thursday, come enjoy the centuries-old art of shape note singing! The Capitol City Shape Note Singers will return for their 28th annual singing event here at Old Alabama Town.
This all-day event brings folks from around the state to sing together using the traditional art of shape notes. In 1801, shapes were added to music notations to help singers find pitch, and the tradition has been kept alive in the South for many years now. Sponsored by the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, a division of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and Landmarks Foundation.
Thursday, July 17th from 10am to 3pm. Located in the Loeb Reception Center at Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus St. Feel free to stop by and listen anytime throughout the day! Free admission.
Shape Note Singers
10am to 3pm
July 26 - August 30
10:45am to noon
Travel with experts as they take you to exotic foreign shores and exciting American trails! Themed refreshments provided.
Enjoy chilled lemonade under the grape arbor as part of your self-guided tour.
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9am to Noon