Plan Your Visit
The Museum of Alabama and the Department of Archives and History are located in downtown Montgomery. Our address is 624 Washington Avenue, directly across the street from the Alabama State Capitol.
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From points north via Birmingham and I-65:
Take I-65 South to Montgomery, then follow the signs for I-85 North towards Atlanta. From the I-65/I-85 junction, take Exit 1 (Court Street) onto the exit ramp (Arba Street). At the intersection of Arba and Union Streets, turn left onto Union Street. Turn left at the 4th traffic light onto Washington Avenue. The front of the Alabama Department of Archives and History building is to your left, across from the Avenue of Flags on the side of the Capitol.
From points south and west via Mobile and I-65:
Take I-65 North to Montgomery and follow the signs to I-85 North towards Atlanta. After turning onto I-85 North, follow directions to the Alabama Department of Archives and History as indicated above.
From points east via Atlanta and I-85:
Take I-85 South to Exit 1 for Union Street. Veer right onto South Union - a one-way, four-lane street. Turn left at the 3rd traffic light onto Washington Avenue. The front of the Alabama Department of Archives and History building is to your left, across from the Avenue of Flags on the side of the Capitol.
The Museum of Alabama and the Department of Archives and History are open Monday – Saturday, 8:30 am -4:30 pm.
The Archives Research Room is open Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, and the second Saturday of every month, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The Research Room is closed on Mondays.
The Alabama Department of Archives and History, Museum of Alabama, and Research Room are closed on all state holidays.
Admission to the Museum of Alabama is always FREE!
Limited, free parking is available in a lot directly behind the building on Adams Avenue. On-street parking is available in surrounding blocks on Washington Avenue, Bainbridge Street, and Adams Avenue. Please note the south (Adams Avenue) entrance to the building bears the inscription ALABAMA WORLD WAR MEMORIAL above the doors.
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We are happy to host your school or group for a guided tour of the Museum of Alabama. Please review our School Tour Guidelines.
Feel free to explore the Museum at your own pace. Some visitors stroll through the exhibitions in an hour, and others will spend much of a day immersed in artifacts, images, and audio-visual programs.
Be sure to leave time for a visit to the Museum Store before you leave!
An accessible entrance is located on Adams Avenue. Wheelchairs are available upon request. Accessible parking spaces are located in the parking lot on Adams Avenue. Short-term accessible spaces are located on adjacent streets.
Research Room staff can assist with book retrieval, copying of documents, or other requests as needed.
To arrange tours for visitors with special needs or to request assistance during public programs, please call (334) 242-4364. Sign-language interpreters can be provided for public programs. Please provide ten days' notice.
Non-flash photography for personal use is permitted inside the museum galleries. This includes cellphones, handheld cameras, and video cameras that are set to take non-flash photos. Flash photography is prohibited.