On Your Own

The Museum of Alabama is designed to be self-guided. The museum has four main galleries and several temporary exhibit spaces throughout the Archives building. We encourage you to explore the museum at your own pace. Some visitors stroll through the exhibits 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!

Gallery Guide Exhibits

Museum Hours
Monday – Saturday, 8:30 to 4:30

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.


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.

Guided tours are available for groups of 15 people or more. See our Teacher and Tour Group Guide to learn more about group tour options and procedures.