Trekking Through the Past

Landmarks Foundation Fall 2016 Walking Tours

Oakwood Cemetery, Eastern Ridge:
Join Jeff Benton and visit graves of Civil War heroes, a Union burial plot, the Jewish Eternal Rest area, the graves of Hank and Audrey Williams, and many more! Meet at the Hank Williams site, which is well marked from Lower Wetumpka Road (easternmost gate).

Sun, 6 Nov, 2 pm, Trekking through the Past with Jeff Benton

Oakwood Cemetery, Western Ridge:Montgomery’s oldest, documented burials are in the Western area with some identified and others still to wonder about. Join Mary Ann Neeley as she begins her 36th year exploring the cemetery—she is still finding “new” and intriguing sites! Parking inside main gates of Oakwood.

Sat, 19 Nov, 8:30 Trekking through the Past with Mary Ann and Collier Neeley

$10 tour admission, free to Landmarks Foundation Members
Call 240-4500 for more information

PLEASE NOTE: If it looks like rain, please check facebook for news on possible cancellations. Email with questions.

Landmarks Foundation’s Discovery Sundays

​Join Landmarks Foundation for its dynamic new series, Discovery Sundays! Discovery Sundays will meet one Sunday afternoon month, and the program will vary from presentations at Old Alabama Town to field trips around Montgomery. Free to the public.

November 13th, 2 pm Fieldtrip to Cypress Nature Park, Meet at Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus Street

February 12, 2017, 2 pm Midcentury Modern Preview Tour

March 5, 2017, 2 pm Local Modernism with Mark Driscoll

Discovery Sundays take place at 301 Columbus St. unless noted otherwise.

Scarecrows in the Garden

The Old Alabama Town Herb Society (OATHS) is gearing up for its 5th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden. All scarecrows will be made with materials found in nature, as far as is possible. The scarecrows will be available for viewing from September 26th to November 20th during Old Alabama Town hours.

Sept. 26th - Nov. 18th
Scarecrows in the Garden
Included with admission

12th Annual Daddy Daughter Diamond Princess Ball

Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery will host the 12th Annual Diamond Princess Ball on December 2nd at the Ware-Farley-Hood House at Old Alabama Town. The ball, which is black tie optional, is the only father daughter event of its kind in the area, giving dads the chance to spend a special night with their little girl. Upon arrival, each princess will be fitted with a tiara of her own.

Tickets are $120 for one couple, and $60 for each additional guest. The Diamond Princess Ball is open to girls grade six and under.

Reservations for the ball, which will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., can be made online here or by calling Landmarks at 334-240-4500.

Buy tickets here!

Holiday Open House

We would like to show our appreciation to the Montgomery community by opening our doors once again for Old Alabama Town’s annual Holiday Open House! Come enjoy the holidays Old-Alabama style! It will be a true 19th Century experience with a variety of live music, children’s pioneer-style crafts, storytelling, candlelight house tours, history of the holidays, and cookies & cider! Free to the public!

Holiday Open House
December 13th, 4-7 pm
Old Alabama Town Living Block, Enter at Lucas Tavern, 310 N. Hull
Free to the public

Landmarks Family Reunion

​On October 16th, the Landmarks family “raised a glass to the past,” toasting 48 years of historic preservation and how far we have come!

Read Deborah Moore’s Montgomery Advertiser article here!

The Landmarks Foundation is planning a reunion October 16th at 5:30 pm to celebrate 48 years of volunteers and staff! Founded in 1967 and incorporated in 1968, with an ambitious mission to “preserve, interpret and present Central Alabama’s architecture, history and culture” Landmarks formed a unique partnership with the city of Montgomery that has resulted in the restoration of fifty 19th and early 20th century structures. Many of these structures are open to the public for tours as part of Old Alabama Town, Montgomery’s authentic history village.

We are busy gathering the family for a Landmarks Family Reunion and gearing up for a gala 50th anniversary celebration in 2018. If you have ever worked on the Landmarks staff, served on the board, planned a fundraiser, led a tour or worked in any other capacity for Landmarks, please join us for an old fashioned Barbeque on the grounds of the Ware Farley Hood House at Old Alabama Town. This beautifully restored Italianate mansion was once the site of elegant parties in the 1850’s and now stands ready to welcome guests again. Please do plan to come raise a glass to the past to celebrate Montgomery’s own Landmarks Foundation!

Slow Flow Yoga

Join Juliet Thomas for Slow Flow Yoga at Old Alabama Town on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Check in and place your belongings quietly under a bench. Quietly roll out your mat and get props if needed.
First time at Old Alabama Town? Let us know and we will be glad to show you around. Changing rooms are available.
What to wear: Comfortable clothing, something to easily move around in. Mats and props are provided if needed, although students may prefer their own mat after few yoga sessions. Bring water to hydrate on your walk back to the office!

Molton South, Inside OAT Working Block
Enter through the Rose House on Columbus between Decatur and North Hull. Parking available on Decatur and North Hull St.
For more info contact Juliet Thomas at 334-207-0909 or