Historic One-Day Itinerary
Montgomery is known for being the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, but if you’ve already explored that part of our city check out this itinerary to round out the historical significance of Alabama’s Capitol City. We’ll take you on a journey that will help you connect the dots and discover how every piece of our city is intricately connected to all the history it is apart of.
Grab a pastry and some coffee at The Coffee House, a quaint little coffee shop downtown owned by a mom and daughter duo. Learn about the state’s history at the Museum of Alabama, the only destination where you can explore Alabama’s past from prehistory to the present. Continue on your journey across the street and visit the first White House of the Confederacy, the executive residence of President Jefferson Davis and family while the capitol of the Confederacy was in Montgomery. A little further sits the Alabama State Capitol, completed in 1851, this National Historic Landmark is a museum of state history and politics.
Walk down historic Dexter Avenue and grab lunch at the famous Chris’ Hotdogs, where both Martin Luther King Jr. and Hank Williams were frequent customers.
Spend you afternoon stepping back in time in Old Alabama Town and see how early Alabamians lived in 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings that have been carefully restored. Journey back to Dexter Avenue to enjoy a locally roasted cup of coffee at Prevail Union, Alabama’s best coffee according to Food & Wine Magazine while walking around 1 Court Square, where a cast iron fountain containing statues based on Greek mythology sits on top of an artesian well which native Alabamians used long before the area was settled. Take a picture with the stoic Rosa Parks Statue that adorns the curb of one court square and be reminded of how one woman stood up for justice and changed the world.
Spend you afternoon stepping back in time in Old Alabama Town and see how early Alabamians lived in 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings that have been carefully restored. Journey back to Dexter Avenue to enjoy a locally roasted cup of coffee at Prevail Union, Alabama’s best coffee according to Food & Wine Magazine while Spend you evening dining at one of the many options in the Downtown entertainment district, afterwards grab a cocktail and sit on the patio of the Exchange Bar and enjoy the hustle and bustle of downtown Montgomery while listening to live music over a fire pit.
Learn how 21 young people helped change our nation’s history using nonviolent protest. Black and white, male and female, none of them were older than 21. They stepped off of a bus at this station on May 20, 1961. They knew they might be met…
The Montgomery Area Visitor Center, located in Historic Union Station, is the perfect venue for a seated dinner or beautiful reception. The original stained glass mixed with original tile and picturesque views of the Alabama River make this…