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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Upcoming Events

Sundowners Series
Tour of Knox Hall
Sunday November 16th
2:00pm, free to the public
405 South Perry Street

Holiday Open House
Live holiday music, pioneer crafts, storytelling, cider & cookies
December 4th, 4:00-7:00pm
Free admission

The Daddy Daughter Diamond Princess Ball
A night your princess will never forget!
December 5th
$100 per couple
RSVP at 334-240-4500

Slow Flow Yoga
Tuesdays @ 11:30 & 12:30 noon
Thursdays @ 11:30, 12:30, and 5:00pm
$12 per class / $50 for 5 classes
Lucas Tavern 310 N. Hull St.
For more info: 334-207-0909 or
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Jam Sessions
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9am to Noon

Sundowners Series

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Knox Hall
Sunday November 16th
2:00pm, free to the public
405 South Perry Street
 

 

Tour historic Greek Revival mansion, Knox Hall, with Architectural Historian Robert Gamble and Historian May Ann Neeley.

 

About Sundowners: Since the late 1960s, Landmarks Foundation has had a hand in the re-development of downtown and its valuable historic properties. With so much currently going on in the center city, Landmarks wanted to create an exciting new series of free monthly programs, focusing on various topics relating to historic Montgomery and featuring aspects of life from the traditional, to suburban life styles, entertainment and a field trip or two.  

Tavern Fest

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Thank you so much to all of our sponsors and volunteers! We couldn't have done it without you!!

Thank you Sponsors, for making all of this possible:
Alley Station
Aronov
Alabama State Council on the Arts
Allstate Beverages
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles P.C.
Bell Media
Dr. John Bennett
Bluewater Broadcasting
Capitol Filmworks, Inc
Cohens Electronics & Appliances
Cumulus Broadcasting
Gordy Mead Britton Foundation (Reese & Beverly McKinney)
Loeb and Company, Inc
Logobranders
Montgomery Advertiser
Montgomery Vet Associates (Dr. Cade Armstrong)
Partners Realty
Renasant Bank
Sabel Steel Service, Inc
Standard Roofing
Troy University (Dr. Lance Tatum)
United Johnson Brothers of Alabama, LLC
Dr. Marla Wohlman

Rescued Relics

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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.
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