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A very well put together museum

We visited on a rainy sightseeing day and were glad we did. From the formation of the land to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wenatchee, Washington
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Go with time to visit. Extensive and interesting. Many pieces, videos, files. The history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sao Paulo, SP
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The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) has been the home of Alabama history for more than a century. It is the nation's oldest state-funded, independent archival and historical agency. Located in downtown Montgomery across the street...more
624 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130-0100
+1 334-242-4435
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy sightseeing day and were glad we did. From the formation of the land to present day Alabama, it is all under one roof. This is the best "little" museum we had ever seen. The exhibits, movies, the artifacts and chronology...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go with time to visit. Extensive and interesting. Many pieces, videos, files. The history of Alabama. Free of charge

Thank gustavolevyrun1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incidentally, the Archives & Museum is also 5*, with a balanced view of such historical topics as the Civil War, Reconstruction, Segregation. Park across the street free, also not easy downtown. Not sure the Bullock Museum in Austin, TX is as balanced.

Thank tico8
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Me and my wife stopped by on the way home from the beach to purchase a few bicentennial shirts for the school she works at. We love art museums so the gallery was pleasant enough. The Portraits of Alabama exhibit right now though is very...More

Thank ronbrynt
Reviewed 10 October 2018

WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! You will need at least 1.5 hours plus to really be able to get the most out of this! The people who signed us in were super friendly and helpful. it was the NICEST experience and we took away so much from...More

Thank Kdllv19
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The building is gorgeous; created in stunning white Alabama Marble, and the first (ground) floor is mildly interesting, but not thrilling. The second floor is where the meat is at, especially the Alabama voices exhibit. Well laid out, modern, informative, going through the history of...More

Thank simhedgesx
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting exhibit on the state's history -- except that they try to gloss over almost all of the events associated with the civil rights movement. The final section of the exhibit ranges from 1945 to 2000 -- a much too broad time frame to depict...More

Thank 643jima
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We visited the museum, and we were really surprised! The exhibition Voices of Alabama is very good presented, and you can spend easily more than 2 hours. The short movies help to understand special topics in the history of Alabama. We enjoyed very much. By...More

Thank Adriana L
Reviewed 12 August 2018

A truly in depth walk through Alabama history. Well presented and interesting. I recommend it highly.

Thank char1scott
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We took our time and maybe took too long because we didn't finish off the second floor. We are already planning our come back trip in Dec to finish where we left off. Love the fact that they start from the Indians forward and don't...More

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28 January 2018|
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Response from FlushingCaps | Reviewed this property |
I think most people would be happy if they spent 2-3 hours there. Some people who like to hear all the audio portions and read all the printed information might spend 4 or even 5 hours.
Terrie C
17 July 2015|
Response from AlabamaHistory | Property representative |
Hi Terrie! Thanks for your question. While we do not rent wheelchairs, our entire building is wheelchair accessible. When you arrive, pull into the circular drive at our rear entrance on Adams Avenue. There is a ramp there... More