Montgomery Attractions

Old southern charm meets modern city appeal in Montgomery, where you’ll find the weather to be superb and the food delightful! Explore life in the 19th-century South at Old Alabama Town, sample the city's artsy side at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival or spend the day remembering the era of Civil Rights. Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who changed history in the United States by refusing to ride in the back of the bus, was arrested in Montgomery, and there are a few interesting attractions in her honor. Give lady luck a try at Riverside Entertainment Center, while kids will want to spend hours at the Montgomery Zoo.

Everyone will enjoy the delicious cuisine offering international flavor and good old fashion Southern flavors. Montgomery’s food scene is diverse and delicious and yet is distinctly Southern. Whether you’re into extreme history, art galleries, baseball, superb restaurants or trendy nightspots; Montgomery, Alabama has it all!

Featured Attractions

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama Shakespeare Festival is the largest professional theatre in Alabama and one of the largest Shakespeare festivals in the world. The theatre produces Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, and exciting new works that focus on Southern experiences. All of the sets, props, costumes, wigs, and hats are entirely handmade for each production. Behind the stages are shops that professional artisans create unique pieces for each play. Visitors will find the productions to be engaging, inspiring, and entertaining for people of all ages.

Old Alabama Town

When visiting Old Alabama Town, you’ll see there are no facades or newly constructed buildings. The village features authentic 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings that were saved from destruction, carefully restored, and reopened to the public as a history museum. Learn how early Americans of all backgrounds lived and worked in Central Alabama. The guided tour lends an informative docent-led tour offering insight into what a dogtrot is, and you’ll get to examine a full-size cotton gin and a grist mill.

Old Alabama Town

When visiting Old Alabama Town, you’ll see there are no facades or newly constructed buildings. The village features authentic 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings that were saved from destruction, carefully restored, and reopened to the public as a history museum. Learn how early Americans of all backgrounds lived and worked in Central Alabama. The guided tour lends an informative docent-led tour offering insight into what a dogtrot is, and you’ll get to examine a full-size cotton gin and a grist mill.

Dexter Parsonage Museum

Visitors to the Dexter Parsonage Museum will experience the actual residence where Dr. Martin Luther King and his young family lived between 1954 and 1960. You’ll discover a lot of the furniture presently in the living room, dining room, bedroom, and study was actually used by Dr. King. The exhibit in the Interpretive Center includes a timeline of photographs of the 12 Dexter pastors who lived in the Parsonage as well as information on the bus boycott, historical accounts on the bombing of the Parsonage and other significant events.

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Restaurants

  • Jason's Deli 0.9 mi
  • Baumhower's Victory Grill 1.2 mi
  • India Palace 1.9 mi
  • Sushi Café 3.4 mi
  • First Watch Montgomery 3.5 mi
  • Midtown Pizza Kitchen 3.5 mi
  • Hunan Garden Chinese Restaurant 4.0 mi
  • Martin's Restaurant 5.1 mi
  • Central Restaurant 6.9 mi
  • Southern Comfort Restaurant 14.7 mi

Shopping

  • Promenade Montgomery 1.4 mi
  • Eastdale Mall 2.4 mi
  • Midtown Plaza 4.1 mi
  • Gay Meadows Shopping Center 4.7 mi
  • Country Club Shopping Center 5.1 mi