Old Alabama Town cotton wagon

Whether you are here on vacation, a school field trip or family reunion, Old Alabama Town offers a day of educational fun for all ages that will leave you with a new understanding of 19th century American life. Check out our three tour experiences below, and contact us at 1-888-240-1850 with any questions. We look forward to your visit!

Are you interested in learning more about Self-guided Tours, Group Tours, School Group Tours, or the Old Alabama Town Museum Store? Don’t forget to get your Alabama Bicentennial PastPort stamped!

Tour at your own pace

We offer self-guided tours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last ticket is sold at 3 p.m., though visitors are free to explore until 4 p.m. We are open Second Saturdays of each month with free admission and special programming.

Admission is $10 per person, $5 for children ages 5 to 18, and free for kids 4 and under. There is a 10% discount available for seniors, military and AAA members. Tickets can be purchased at the Loeb Reception Center at 301 Columbus St., next to Kiwanis Park in downtown Montgomery.

Upon purchasing admission at the Old Alabama Town Reception Center, guests will receive a property map to guide them on their walking tour of our Living and Working Blocks. Visitors are free to explore at their own pace and leave and return throughout the day. Interpreters are available on each block to answer questions.

A fully guided tour of the Ordeman House is also included in general admission. Tours of the Ordeman House are available Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m, and Saturday at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Ordeman tour times are subject to change without notice. Call 334-240-4500 on the day of your visit to confirm times.

We’re closed on Sundays, and federal holidays. We are only open on Second Saturdays of each month.

Old Alabama Town is pet friendly! Click here for details.

Parking is free and plentiful across from the Loeb Reception Center, on the corner of Columbus St. and N. McDonough St. There is also limited free parking available along North Hull Street.

Dining: We do not sell food at Old Alabama Town, other than a few candies and soft drinks available in the gift shop. However, you are welcome to enjoy a picnic in lovely Kiwanis Park, adjacent to the Loeb Reception Center. There are also several delicious eateries in our neighborhood, including the following within walking distance:

  • Farmers Market Cafe: Homestyle breakfast and lunch served cafeteria style, as well as a full menu including salads, sandwiches, burgers and BBQ. Takeout orders welcomed. View weekly menu here. Open Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (334) 262-9163.
  • Tucker Pecan Co: If you’re hungry for a quick snack, stop in Tucker Pecans for an assortment of Southern sweets and treats, including an ice cream bar. Open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (334) 262-4470.
  • The Alley is just a 5-10min walk from Old Alabama Town, and features many dining options such as Dreamland BBQ and SaZa

Picnics: Visitors are more than welcome to enjoy a picnic in Kiwanis Park, which is adjacent to the Old Alabama Town Loeb Reception Center. Let your kids enjoy the huge playground after a relaxing picnic lunch. Please be advised there are no picnic tables in the park, only a few benches, so you may want to bring a blanket or folding chairs.

Restrooms and Water Fountains: While our buildings may have been built before the days of indoor plumbing, Old Alabama Town has installed numerous restrooms and water fountains throughout the property for the comfort of our guests.

Attire: To make the most of your trip, we advise that you wear comfortable walking shoes and season-appropriate clothing.

School & Group Tours

We offer guided tours for school classes and larger groups. Craft your own tour experience and interact with our costumed role-players who make your visit back in time even more amazing.

School Tours

Welcome to the Education Department’s Service Center

In our effort to better meet the needs of students, teachers and schools, we are now providing information for reservations by email or telephone. There is also Museum Manners - A guide to museum conduct and directions and maps that teachers, students parents will find useful.

As always if you have questions or special needs that are not addressed here, please contact us directly so that we may assist you in meeting your needs.

If you wish to call us we can be reached here:

General Contact 1-888-240-1850 or 1-334-240-4500 

Kelly Hallberg - Curator of Education 1-334-240-4517

E-mail questions or comments

Resources for School Tours Museum Manners - A guide to museum conduct

Map & Directions

Tour Admission: Student/Single: $6, Adult/Single: $12

Combination Tour: Student: $9, Adult:$17

Complimentary: 1 Adult per 20 paid students

Grange Hall Admission: 3rd, 4th, 5th grades: $10

Group Tour

Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 60 people.