Historical Attractions in MONTGOMERY with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Montgomery, Alabama!)

Montgomery is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Heart of Dixie city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Montgomery’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Montgomery when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • The MOOseum

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    (1 miles) Montgomery

    Each year, about 10,000 school children and adults tour The MOOseum. The MOOseum opened in 1995 and offers a fun and interactive way for people of all ages to learn about Alabama's $3 billion beef ...

  • Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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    (1 miles) Montgomery

    The Rosa Parks Library and Museum serves as an historical milestone to those who strive to understand the event that began the famous bus boycott. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Old Alabama Town

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    (1 miles) Montgomery

    Old Alabama Town is a collection of authentically restored 19th and 20th century structures. A place where people of all ages have fun learning about Central Alabama's history, architecture and ...

  • Tuskegee Airmen NHS

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    (37 miles) Tuskegee

    In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment" to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and ...

  • The American Village

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    (61 miles) Montevallo

    Step back in time to the birth of our country by joining costumed historical interpreters in a village of living history. You will be able to witness significant events that led to the birth of the ...

  • McWane Science Center

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    (85 miles) Birmingham

    A nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, ...

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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    (85 miles) Birmingham

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute documents the struggle of African-American citizens in Birmingham (BCRI) to become full participants in the city's government and business community.

  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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    (85 miles) Birmingham

    Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks ...

  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

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    (85 miles) Birmingham

    The ASHOF has over 5,000 sports artifacts elegantly displayed in the 33,000 square foot building. Out of ESPN's list of the top 100 athletes of the century, five out of the top fifteen greatest ever ...

  • Moundville Archaeological Park

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    (89 miles) Moundville

    Meet history and nature at this museum site where one can experience the Lost Realm of the Black Warrior and the spirit of the outdoors with the site's nature trail and Black Warrior River.

  • Llamas Camps and Friends

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    (99 miles) Jasper

    Llamas, Camps, and Friends invite you to visit a working llama ranch in Goodsprings, Alabama. You can expirence first-hand, the calm and magic of the almost mystical llama. One of the many fun family ...

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  • The Hank Williams Museum

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    (1 miles) Montgomery

    Containing the most complete collection of memorabilia, the Official Hank Williams Museum is located in Downtown Montgomery where Hank lived from 1937 - 1953. Come and visit the place where the man ...

  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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    (5 miles) Montgomery

    For seventy years, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has been a showcase for the visual arts in Central Alabama. A primary focus of the Museum's mission is collecting and preserving works by some of ...

  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

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    (57 miles) Calera

    Our museum features operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, ...

  • Museum of East Alabama

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    (57 miles) Opelika

    The museum displays the history of East Central Alabama.

  • Museum of George Washington

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    (59 miles) Columbiana

    A fascinating and educational collection of art and artifacts from the colonial period, through to 1865. Take the family on a journey through America's past, including items owned by Washington ...

  • Army Aviation Museum

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    (80 miles) Fort Rucker

    A fascinating museum that maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world!

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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    (83 miles) Birmingham

    A great collection of over 1300 vintage and modern motorcycles, as well as the largest collection of Lotus Race Cars in the entire world! Great fun for those engine loving families and kids! Vroom ...

  • International Motorsports Hall of Fame

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    (85 miles) Talladega

    "One of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame's highlight features is the Motorsports Museum. Spanning three buildings and the enclosed courtyard, this collection of history making vehicles is ...

  • Birmingham Museum of Art

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    (85 miles) Birmingham

    More than 17,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum's collection of Asian ...

  • Southern Environmental Center

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    (86 miles) Birmingham

    A new interactive museum. Visitors of all ages can slide down the giant sewage pipe, attempt to lift a week's worth of garbage and interact with other fun and interesting exhibits.

  • Southern Museum of Flight

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    (87 miles) Birmingham

    Visit one of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast, with 75,000 sq ft of aircraft from military to civilian, including memorabilia. Great aviation history in Alabama!

  • Alabama Museum Of Natural History

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    (91 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ...

  • Paul W Bryant Museum

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    (92 miles) Tuscaloosa

    The museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football. State-of-the-art displays enhanced by videos highlighting great players, plays and games ...

  • Childrens Hands On Museum Of Tuscaloosa

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    (94 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Three floors of fun, hands-on exhibits in Tuscaloosa for kids up to 13 years, where they are encouraged to touch, play and feel all day long!

  • Anniston Museum of Natural History

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    (96 miles) Anniston

    Kids can explore the wilds of Africa, the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies, and the wonders of the North American wilderness in this fascinating Alabama Natural History Museum. An educational AND ...

  • Berman Museum of World History

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    (96 miles) Anniston

    Featuring more than 8000 artifacts, Berman Museum of World History offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures and objects from all over the world.

  • Birmingham Childrens Theatre

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    (84 miles) Birmingham

    Professional theatre complex for children, with different theatres and performances on offer for different age groups. High profile productions most children will recognise.

  • The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

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    (85 miles) Birmingham

    The museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the accomplishments of ...

  • The Montgomery Zoo

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    (4 miles) Montgomery

    Penetrate the jungles of South America. Travel the savannahs of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. Or just visit your Montgomery Zoo and see it all!

  • McClellands Critters

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    (46 miles) Banks

    A family zoo with a laid back attitude and a nice range of animals from the domestic to the exotic to visit with and kids can often get involved with feeding.

  • Birmingham Zoo

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    (82 miles) Birmingham

    Over 122 acres of amazing zoo space for the whole family to explore, with over 950 animals waiting to say hi! Animal fun in Birmingham, Alabama!

  • Water World

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    (93 miles) Dothan

    A large open air water park in Alabama with many exciting features for big kids and parents! There is even a special section for the little ones too!

  • Mercedes Benz Factory Tours

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    (79 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Experience the star-studded history of Daimler-Benz, the world\'s premier automobile manufacturer. The story is chronicled in the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, the first of its kind outside Germany. ...

  • The Bama Belle

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    (94 miles) Tuscaloosa

    A fun modern day replica of the grand paddlewheel riverboats which graced the nation's river ways in the early 1900's. A unique experience for kids to show them a bit of Deep South history!