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. 

Morning

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.

Midday

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. 

Afternoon

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. 

Evening

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.

More Locations

City Hall

Built in 1936, this was home to the municipal courts

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