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Best Tourist Spots to Visit in Montgomery

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The geographical location of Montgomery could be the state of Alabama, but in reality, it resides in everybody's heart. With no shortage of fun and beauty, Montgomery gives you myriads of picture-perfect moments that remain intact with you till eternity. No matter how much you love traveling, but after visiting Montgomery, you are indeed going to fall head over heels for it. And, we bet, you won't mind traveling miles time and again after tasting the real charm of this dazzling corner of the world. This quirky land is worth your time, your every single penny. So, what are you waiting for? Put every other thing on hold and leave for the city right away. We bet, hardly any place can give you a meld of allurement and excitement as perfectly as Montgomery can.

First White House of the Confederacy

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Famed as President Jefferson Davis' executive residence, First White House of the Confederacy is marked with the period pieces belonging to 1850s and 1860s. From February 1861 to late May 1861, it served as the first White House of the Confederacy. This was the time period when Confederate capital made a move to Richmond, Virginia. It has been enjoying its position on the list of the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. It has also been placed on the list of the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Its House Museum is a great symbol of American Civil War teaching and educating you on the same. To keep its memories alive forever in your hearts, you can purchase souvenirs and educational material from its museum store, like, The FWH booklet, T-shirts, Caps, Books, Magnets, Keychains, Pencils, Tiles, Reproduction Confederate money, and Period & state flags.

Address: 644 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130, United States
Phone: 1 334.242.1861
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (8:00 am-4:30 pm); Saturday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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Renowned as the oldest fine arts museum in Alabama, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was established in 1930. It was a commendable endeavor of noteworthy artist John Kelly Fitzpatrick, "Morning View Painters," and Mrs. Harry S. Houghton. Its splendid collection showcases American art denoting noteworthy masters in every period, work symbolizes modern American Studio Art Glass, and spectacular collection of Outsider Artists. Its special exhibitions showcases the jaw-dropping objects from Rodin to Stephen Rolfe Powell. The museum has also published myriad of publications and 34 scholarly catalogues. It also hosts FLIMP festivals, concerts, lectures, artist demonstrations, classes, gallery talks, and tours for its community.

Address: 1 Museum Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36117, United States
Phone: 1 334.240.4333
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays

Alabama Department of Archives and History

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Established in 1901, Alabama Department of Archives and History was opened as America's first state department of archives and history. Thomas McAdory Owen was the driving force behind ADAH and became the first director thereof. He served the facility for almost 20 years. The core mission of the facility is to lending a helping hand to state agencies as well as local governments in preserving their records of historical value, to preserve modern records, namely, video tapes, computer records, and photographs, to conduct educational programs for students, visitors, and its community, to ensure the security of Archives' collection, and to extend its services by using new information technology.

Address: 36130, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Phone: 1 334.242.4435
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (8:30 am-4:30 pm); remains closed on Sundays

Montgomery Zoo

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Established in 1920s, Montgomery Zoo has flourished and expanded well with the time passage of time. You can get a lucky chance to mingle up with a breadth of animal species belonging to various regions around the globe, like, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa, and North America. Andean Condor, Sumatran Tiger, Banteng, Cheetah, Maned Wolf, Chimpanzee, Indian Rhino, Formosan Sika Deer, Slender-Horned Gazelle, and many others are amongst the endangered animals who are provided with a shelter and intense care at Montgomery Zoo. Get a chance to catch a glimpse of whopping Giraffes from a very close proximity. Venture into Parakeet Cove and witness myriads of parakeets flying over & above you. Don't forget to experience lion training where you could see lions abiding by the instructions given to them by zookeepers.

Address: 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, Alabama 36110, United States
Phone: 1 334.240.4900
Operation Hours: Opens daily (9:00 am-5:30 pm)

Rosa Parks Museum

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In line with public benefit and education, the Rosa Parks Museum is engaged into interpreting the works and materials related to those who were associated with Montgomery Bus Boycott. Those materials reflect the accomplishments and events of those people involved. The Rosa Parks Museum is decked up with a multimedia auditorium, a permanent exhibit, temporary exhibit space, classrooms, a time machine, conference room, and archives. Serving a breadth of visitors, this museum helps greatly in accentuating tourism in Montgomery as well as Alabama. It also conducts special educational programs for children.

Address: 252 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104, United States
Phone: 1 334.241.8615
Website: www.troy.edu/rosaparks/index.html
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (9:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays

Dexter Parsonage Museum

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The Dexter Parsonage Museum is famed as home to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church's pastors from 1920 till 1992. To revere this historic place, Dexter Parsonage Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Nestled adjacent to Dexter Parsonage Museum, the Interpretive Center is marked with an orientation room where visitors are shown the videos based on pastoral life, Dr. King’s family, and community. It also conducts group discussions based on the same. The Interpretive Center also conducts permanent exhibit showcasing a timeline of photographs related to Dexter pastors who resided in the Parsonage. It is also marked with a wall of Pastoral Wisdom which reads inspirational quotes from pastors. The wall is also flecked with the unpublished photographs of Dexter members, Montgomery ministers who were involved in bus boycott, Dr. King, and civic or business leaders.

Address: 309 South Jackson St, Montgomery, Alabama 36104, United States
Phone: 1 334.261.3270
Website: www.dexterkingmemorial.org/tours/parsonage-museum
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); Saturday (10:00 am-2:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays

The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

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The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is engaged into preserving and protecting the last surviving home which belongs to Fitzgeralds. Its exhibits educate people on the life events of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Fulfilling and flourishing the dream and endeavor of Scott Fitzgerald, the museum conducts and sponsors writing and author mentoring programs providing a platform for neophyte writers. It also showcases the artifacts to educate people on the life saga of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and motivate them through the books based on Fitzgeralds' lives.

Address: 919 Felder Avenue # 919, Montgomery, Alabama 36106, United States
Phone: 1 334.264.4222
Website: www.thefitzgeraldmuseum.org/home.html
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (10:00 am-3:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays

The Hank Williams Museum

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The Hank Williams Museum will transport you to the heyday of the first Country Music superstar Hank Williams. He gave the entire country a new definition of music and enticed & roped in them to immerse into American Music, Rock and Roll, Blues, and Rockabilly. When it comes to music, Hank Williams had always stolen the show. Foe people, he was the music; he epitomized the music. To experience his presence, visit the museum which showcases his 1952 Baby Blue Cadillac, portraits, hats, suits, ties, boots, horse saddle, awards, furniture, records, albums, and a lot of more. You could also visit Lister Hill park which is marked with a life size statue of Williams to commemorate his contribution to the music world. It is nestled across from the City Auditorium.

Address: 118 Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104, United States
Phone: 1 334.262.3600
Website: www.thehankwilliamsmuseum.net
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 am-4:30 pm); Saturday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); Sundays (1:00 pm-4:00 pm)

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