Museums in Alabama
The Paul Bryant Museum
- The Paul Bryant Museum opened it doors to the Public October 8, 1988. The Museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama's Football.
State of the Art displays enhanced by videos highlighting great players, plays and games are produced from the Museums archives. A special video production narrated by Keith Jackson
chronicles the career of the legendary Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.
Earlyworks - History Happens Here
- Hands on Museum - The souths largest hands on history museum. Your trip back in time begins in the stately Earlyworks Rotunda where exhibits bring to life Alabama's early history.
Hear stories from the talking tree, play a tune on the giant sized instruments at the Alabama bandstand and try your hand at building a house in the interactive architecture exhibit. Walk the gangplank and explore a 46 foot keelboat, stroll through Alabama's agricultural and industrial history and try on 1800's clothing in the federal house.
- Huntsville Depot - Circa 1860 - One of the nations oldest remaining railroad structures. Climb aboard locomotives, see Alabama's largest public model railroad, visit the Civil War exhibit and discover graffiti written by soldiers. Listen as Andy Barkerthe robotic ticket agent, tells of Alabama's railway history.
There's even a Kids Corner complete with try on costumes, train puzzles and maps. From the Depot's parking lot visitors can catch the trolly and take a fascinating guided tour through historic downtown Huntsville, Alabama's largest collection of Historic homes.
- Constitution Village - Alabama's birthplace - 1819. Hear the whir of the spinning wheel, smell the enticing aroma of freshly baked treats being prepared. Help turn the great wheel lathe in the cabinetmaker's shop. Visitors can interact with friendly villagers as they scurry about completing their daily tasks.
Explore Alabama's rich history and become a part of the 19th century as villagers dressed in period clothing take you through eight reconstructed Federal style buildings. Visit the actual site where 44 delegates gathered to forge the way for Alabama's Statehood.
Burritt on the Mountain - A Living Museum
- Former home of a physician. Historic structure includes log cabins, blacksmith shop and church. Nature trails, Panoramic views
Huntsville Museum of Art
- The museum in Big Spring Park has a growing selection of prints, paintings, and sculptures. Galleries feature touring exhibits and the Museums permanent collection
Weeden House Museum
- Located in the Twickenham Historic District, the 1819 Federal House was the birthplace of 19th century poet and artist Maria Howard Weeden
Sci-Quest - North Alabama Science Center
- Fun filled, hands on childrens museum adjoins Calhoun Community College
Edith Newman Culver Memorial Museum
- This historic home is now the site of a town museum and features Civil War relics
and a unique heritage of Waterloo, one of Alabama's oldest incorporated towns. During the Civil war it was burned, had a visit by U.S. General
William Sherman, and was part of the site of the largest calvery force ever amassed in the western hemisphere.
W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library
- W.C. Handy was born in Florence November 16, 1873. The most complete collection in the world of Mr. Handy's personal papers and artifacts are housed in the museum, which is owned by the city. The Library is a valuable resource center for African American History and Culture
Hank Williams Museum
- 300 Water Street. Located in Union Station, this museum pays tribute to one of the world's most respected and remembered country music writers and preformers, Hank Williams. Open Daily
World Heritage Museum
- 119 W. Jeff Davis Ave. This Multi-cultural museum features artifacts from the Bus Boycott, the Civil War, famous Alabama personalities, music and education.
Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
- 919 Felder Ave. Visit the one time home of author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Montgomery native Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Open Wednesday to Saturday
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