Looking for a fun and affordable activity for 10 or more of your closest friends? Schedule a guided group tour of Old Alabama Town, where our trained guides will tailor an outing that suits your interests. You may want to focus your tour on labor in the 19th century by visiting a grist mill, cotton gin and the many other sites our Working Block has to offer. Or perhaps your group would enjoy perusing the antebellum decor of our ornate Ordeman House.
Most tours last 1.5 hours and are scheduled Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tours cost $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-18 (admission is free to those younger than age 5). Call 334-240-4517 or 1-888-240-1850 for reservations.
*Home School Groups, Small Groups, and Summer Groups – a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your tour. The deposit is deducted from your total tour cost. For group tours with a guide, the required minimum is $100 for a guided tour.
Email Florence Giles, Old Alabama Town Education Director, with questions or to book your tour!
Group Tour Packages:
Living in the 19th Century: Each authentic building in Landmarks’ historic village creates its own unique image of the past. Learn about early pioneer settlements while exploring Lucas Tavern, the oldest structure on site. It was originally located on the historic Federal Road and was the resting stop on April 2, 1825 for the Marquis de LaFayette while he was touring the southeast. Visit the 1820 Log Cabin and the adjacent Pole barn. The log home is filled with the furnishings and fixtures essential to the daily life of a 19th century pioneer settlement. Educational interpreters vividly convey Central Alabama’s past as they lead you through the Corner Grocery Store, Schoolhouse, Country Doctor’s Office, Shotgun, Carriage House and the Cleveland Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Working in the 19th Century: The Old Alabama Town Working Block offers visitors the opportunity to see how the people of Alabama earned their living in both the rural and urban communities. An educational interpreter will take you back to the days of our Blacksmiths, Cotton Gins, and Grist Mills. You will also visit the Drug Store and the Print Shop and see authentic craft demonstrations when available. The unique outdoor history museum is a place where people of all ages have fun learning about Central Alabama’s history, architecture and lifestyle.
Sampler Tour: Highlights from the Living and Working blocks
Antebellum Townhouse Living: The elegant Ordeman townhouse shows the fascinating story of city life in the1800s. Built in 1850, this Italianate house has three floors filled with period antiques. Behind the house are the original kitchen and slave quarters. Other buildings include a laundry, necessaries, tool storage, carriage house and an 1840 barn. The Ordeman Townhouse has been open as a house museum on its original site since 1971.
Summer Twilight Tour: Each of our group tours is offered after hours during the months of June, July, August, and September for groups of 50 or more. This is a great time to visit our sites when it is a little cooler and the sky is usually a beautiful backdrop when the sun starts to set. The cost is the same as our other guided tours plus there is an additional “after hours” charge of $80. This is great event for church groups, businesses and large family groups. And, you might want to consider dinner afterwards at one of the many downtown restaurants or a night at a Biscuits baseball game.
Call Education Director Florence Giles at 334-240-4517 or 1-888-240-1850 for group tour reservations.