Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery

4.7
#5 of 13 in Museums in Montgomery
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  • The museum is right across from the Capital Building, and free. The first and third floors have a few busts and paintings but not much else. The second floor has the majority of exhibits. It is presen...  more »
  • The place we wanted was closed. We drove by and it said free so we decided to go in. It was awesome! They had a room where my 3 boys (9yr, 7yr, 3yr) spent almost 2 hours in. The collections and rooms ...  more »
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  • If there is any place to visit in Montgomery, this will definitely be one! First and foremost, the admission is FREE. YES. FREE. I was blown away by how beautiful this building is and it feels like I am in another dimension. I marveled at the marbled interior with majestic pillars, adorning sculptures and artwork along the hallway and wall. The people who work there love working there, that tells us a lot about a place itself. I learned so much about the history of Alabama and their cultural influence by a generous display of artifacts. I was privileged to be shown a 'behind the scene' tour by a curator and get to see more things that stirred me up. This building houses about 500,000 artifacts and are still actively archiving anything that helps put bits and fragments to make Alabama history as accurate and complete as possible. Last but not least, admission is FREE. YES. FREE. Did I just say free? Yes I did and said it many times. With all the exhibits on display and their interactive and creative way of presenting these information, they charge nothing for it. This is a gem of a gem. Being an international resident who lives here, I was a like a white paper on this state's history, though I know it was rich in history. After a tour in this building, rich is understatement, rather richly preserved with dignity, where past is inherited, meant to be learned and reflected upon in the present, and be used to shape a better future where history becomes our story.
  • More artifacts and history than you can see in a day. Well worth the time. A hidden gem.

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