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History

History holds magnificent power; it can make us wiser, smarter and overall better as a society. Take a step back in time and watch history unfold at the many historical sites scattered all throughout the state. Alabama is home to one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. It is home to grounds of historical battles like the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In Alabama, you can walk the grounds of places and relive events that forever changed our nation and our world. Go ahead and dive deeper into the past. You never know what you might find.

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Whether it's enlightening your mind to our state's past or walking in the footsteps of iconic figures, Alabama has some of the greatest history experiences waiting for you.

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Landmarks & Museums

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our historical destinations.

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

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Richards-DAR House Museum

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Helen Kellers Birthplace and Home

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First White House of the Confederacy

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Confederate Memorial Park

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Moundville Archaeological Park

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Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

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Richards-DAR House Museum

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Helen Kellers Birthplace and Home

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First White House of the Confederacy

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Confederate Memorial Park

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Moundville Archaeological Park

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Elkmont: Goat Cheese Heaven

Elkmont is best known as the home of an internationally acclaimed goat cheese maker. It is also a place to explore Civil War history, pick, grin and dance the night away at an old railroad depot, or listen to country music by Nashville entertainers inside a little red caboose.

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Rosa Parks, Paul “Bear” Bryant and Jesse Owens: A Centennial Road Trip

What do Rosa Parks, Paul “Bear” Bryant and Jesse Owens have in common? Besides the fact that each of them has a museum named in their honor, all three of these famous Alabamians were born in 1913, and each played a role in integration.

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Wetumpka: Land of Rumbling Waters

Nestled in the heart of Elmore County and wrapped in the flowing waters of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers, Wetumpka holds many treasures often overlooked by visitors and passersby.

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