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Old Alabama Town gives you a taste of what it feels to actually walk into a 19th century town. Montgomery, Alabama's Columbus street is the gateway to Old Alabama Town, an outdoor museum emulating the 19th and early 20th century Alabama. Old Alabama Town lets visitors see, hear and walk on the streets and structures of a living historic town replica. The facility extends along six downtown city blocks, and houses 50 historical buildings.

Old Alabama Town was created through the effort done by the government to restore and preserve Montgomery's First White House of the Confederacy. After being fueled by this movement, a drive to create a historical preservation was ignited. A non-profit organization known as the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, Inc. (LFM) was established, tasked to preserve historical buildings and houses in the area. A year later, the LFM bought an 1850s Italianate town house known as the Ordeman House. This house became the cornerstone of the Old Alabama Town. 22 years later, the LFM had restored and bought about 30 structures, including some relocated buildings and mansions.

Various architectural styles and periods particularly that of the 19th and 20th centuries in Alabama history are showcased in the six-block outdoor museum. The current Old Alabama Town, like a real town, is encompassed by various districts; all of which portray the lifestyle of past Alabamians. The Working Block allows tourists to tour workplaces such as a print shop, blacksmith's shop, a cotton gin, and a grist mill. A tavern known as The Lucas Tavern, built in 1818 and a was a stopping point along a road, is the starting point of the Living Block. A schoolhouse, a doctor's clinic, a church and carriage house sit in this block. The North Hull street is a residential area, lined with different sorts of houses ranging from the humble Bush Cottage to the mansion Ware-Farley-Hood House. Nall-Yang House, one of the houses in the street, is now hosting a restaurant.

Different sorts of tours, either special or the unguided and guided tours, are available daily. The Old Town also hosts a variety of events enjoyed by visitors and residents alike: traditional music jam sessions twice a month, the yearly Alabama Book Festival (sometimes, the historic homes are opened for viewing during the festival). The Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, Inc. continues to expand and improve the Old Alabama Town, making sure that Montgomery's time machine to the past continues to amaze everyone.
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