Historical Sites and Homes in Alabama
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Raphael Semmes moved to Alabama in 1842. When Alabama withdrew from the Union in 1861, Semmes resigned from the U.S. Navy and was made a commander in the confederate Navy. He was promoted to Captain and assumed command of the C.S.S. Alabama. During its 22-month career as a commerce raider, the Alabama cruised for nearly 75,000 miles and captured 65 union vessels worth more than $6 million.
Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America on Feb. 18, 1861. A star on the Capitol steps marks the inauguration.
65-acre estate garden blooms every day. 15-room museum home, bayou boardwalk. Southern Belle sightseeing river cruise. Magic Christmas in Lights. Café, gift shop.
One of Gulf Coast's grandest estates and most photographed building in Mobile today. 20-room mansion, built in 1855, offers visitors rare opportunity to glimpse life as lived in Old South
National landmark; symbol of momentous changes in Selma, Alabama, America and world. Figured prominently in Voting Rights struggle when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led marchers across bridge on journey toward voting rights attainment.
1835 Italianate-style house. Executive residence of President Jefferson Davis and family while the capitol of the Confederacy was in Montgomery. Furnished with original period pieces.
Only house remaining that Hank Williams lived in prior to Nashville stardom. Opened as museum in 1993. Memorabilia, artifacts, pictures, personal belongings.
Built in 1820 by Helen Keller's grandfather. Infant Helen Keller developed high fever that took her sight and hearing. Each summer, The Miracle Worker, depicting how she overcame her handicaps, is re-enacted here
Three museums, one site: Oakleigh, a beautiful Greek revival home, is Mobile's official antebellum museum; Cox-Deasy, c. 1850 Creole cottage; Mardi Gras Cottage with 19th- and early 20th-century collection.
The Tuskegee Airmen fought war on two fronts: axis powers overseas and racism at home. Through exhibits, audio-visual programs, historic buildings and guided walks, step back in time and share in the Tuskegee Experience.