History

With the purchase of the Ordeman House in 1967, the Landmarks Foundation and City of Montgomery cemented a unique partnership that has resulted in the restoration and interpretation of over 50 authentically restored 19th and early 20th century structures stretching along six blocks in downtown historic Montgomery.

Since opening to the public in 1971, the Ordeman House has become the nucleus around which Landmarks' Old Alabama Town has grown. Through this historic village, guests are able to view authentically restored and furnished buildings reflecting the lives of the people who built Central Alabama. Our historic properties include:

  • Dorsey Cottage and Shanty: Circa 1850s, acquired in 1999
  • Molton House: Circa 1850s, acquired in 1993
  • Queen Anne Cottages: Several houses, circa 1850s, acquired in 1967
  • Nall-Young House: Circa 1850s, acquired 1985
  • Ware-Farley-Hood House: Circa 1850s, acquired in 1989
  • Cram-Lakin House: Circa 1850s, acquired in 1980s
  • Graves-Haigler House: Circa 1841, acquired in 1983
  • Davis-Cook House: Circa 1857, acquired in 1973
  • Mayor Reese Cottage: Circa 1850s, acquired in 1970s
  • Martin-Barnes House: Circa 1834, acquired in 1981
  • Lucas Tavern: Circa 1810s, acquired in 1980
  • Ordeman-Mitchall-Shaw House: Circa 1850s, acquired in 1968
  • Campbell-Holtzclaw Cottage: Circa 1840s, acquired in 1973
  • Davis-Cook House Cookhouse: Circa 1857, acquired in 1973
  • Thompson Mansion: Circa 1850, acquired in 1988
  • Grist Mill: Circa early 1900s, acquired in 1995
  • Cotton Gin: Circa 1900, acquired in late 1980s
  • Blacksmith Shop: Circa 1893, acquired 1994
  • Rose-Morris House: Circa late 1800s, acquired in 1987
  • Clanton Kitchen: Circa 1872
  • Brittan-Dennis House: Circa 1850s, acquired in 1994
  • Adams Chapel School: Circa 1895, acquired 1982
  • Church: Circa 1888, acquired in 1977
  • Corner Grocery Store: Circa 1892, acquired 1983
  • Log Cabin & Pole Barn: Circa 1820, acquired 1976
  • Shotgun House: Circa late 1800s, acquired in 1977
  • Country Doctor's Office: Circa 1892
  • Carriage House: Circa mid-1800s, acquired in 1981
  • Dogtrot: Circa 1850s, acquired in 1979
  • Grange Hall: Circa 1867, acquired in 1970s
  • Gallagher House: Circa 1882, acquired 1972
  • Noble House: Circa 1850, acquired 1998
  • Carpenter's Shop: Circa 1915, acquired in early 1980s
For a complete list of Old Alabama Town properties, as well as their individual histories, please refer to Mary Ann Neeley's "Old Alabama Town: An Illustrated Guide," available for purchase in the Old Alabama Town giftshop.

 

Follow Us

facebook_icon1     twitter-icon1

Upcoming Events

Oakwood Cemetery Tours
Sunday, April 26 @ 4:30 PM
Hosted by Mary Ann Neeley
Admission: $10 (Landmarks Members & Children under 12-Free)
Call 240-4500 to register

Sundowners Series:
Montgomery Botanicals
Come to Oak Park

Tuesday, April 28 @ 5:15pm
301 Columbus St.
Free to the public

Slow Flow Yoga
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:30 am and 12:30 noon
$12 per class / $50 for 5 classes
The Haigler House, 410 N Hull St.
For more info: 334-207-0909 or
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jam Sessions
Saturday, May 9 @ 9 AM - Noon
Saturday, May 23 @ 9 AM - Noon

Rose House Porch

 

 

Cultural Crossroads XIV

tombigbee-river

Landmarks Foundation presents, "Cultural Crossroads XIV: The Rivers in Becoming Alabama"

Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, the Alabama Department of Archives and History and Auburn University’s Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, with the support of the Alabama Humanities Foundation, invite you to join us for the fourteenth annual Cultural Crossroads Symposium. This year’s program will focus primarily on the central and southwestern rivers that played major roles in the exploration, settlement and early development of those regions of Alabama. 


Saturday, February 14th, 8:30am to 4:00pm

General Admission $45.00
Members $40.00 (Landmarks, ADAH, Draughon)
Faculty and Students $25.00
Lunch included
Register now!

 

 

 

Cider Saturdays

OAT-203-IMG 8210

Cider Saturdays at Old Alabama Town

 

Combat winter chill by enjoying hot apple cider in the Tavern at Old Alabama Town! Each Saturday we are serving hot cider inside Lucas Tavern, the perfect way to begin a tour of our historic village! Come see what winters were like in early Alabama. 

 

Hot Apple Cider in the Tavern
Saturdays this Fall
9am to 4pm
$10 Adults, $5 Children
Buy tickets at 301 Columbus St. 

 

Photo by Bryan Carter of Carter Photo Design

 

Rescued Relics

RescuedRelicsweb

Rescued Relics, a Do-It-Yourselfer's dream! Find all kinds of historic architectural elements, from mantels to sinks to doors! Open Tuesday through Thursday 10am to noon. 423 Madison Ave.
Love Rescued Relics? Become a volunteer and get first pick!

© 2008-2015 Old Alabama Town.
Website Support by BWS Technologies