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.

 

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Shape Note Singers
July 17th
10am to 3pm
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July 26 - August 30
Saturday mornings
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Travel with experts as they take you to exotic foreign shores and exciting American trails! Themed refreshments provided.

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Enjoy chilled lemonade under the grape arbor as part of your self-guided tour.

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Each Thursday this summer, cool down under the grape arbor and enjoy some old-fashioned chilled lemonade with fresh herbs from our Herb Garden. Free with purchase of self-guided tour ticket to Old Alabama Town. 

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