Comfort Suites Airport South
110 Folmar Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36105
Phone: (334) 676-2576
Fax: (334) 676-2582
Alabama Governor's Mansion is the private address of the Governor of Alabama and family. This 17-room mansion is surrounded by a beautiful garden and is an example of Neoclassical Revival architecture. Built in 1907, it features on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the characteristics in its design include a double staircase, a pergola and a grotto.
One of the South's finest examples of late Greek Revival architecture.
The Rosa Parks Library and Museum serves as a historical milestone to those who strive to understand the event that began the famous boycott. The Children's Wing features a time-traveling bus, an archive room with videos, audio recordings, and images of the Civil Rights Movement.
Dr. King and his family lived here from 1954 to 1960, when he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The political center of Montgomery houses the Civil Rights Memorial. The memorial was designed in order to pay tribute to the 40 individuals who lost their lives during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through carved timelines, names and quotes, the site tells visitors the story of the struggles and achievements of the fighters during the political movement. A site steeped in history, it also houses a library and museum. The Wall of Tolerance is an interesting concept that displays the names of pledged visitors who have 'taken a stand against hate' and work to propagate justice and tolerance. Every story displayed here and every exhibit presented is indeed quite touching and inspirational. Certainly, a site worth discovering.
Home of Alabama's Supreme Court, this building also houses the Courts of Criminal and Civil Appeals and the State Law Library.
Union Station or Montgomery Station was built in 1898 by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company but by the 1960s the station was hardly used anymore and was eventually closed in 1979 by Amtrack. It now serves as a unique concert venue and also houses a visitor's center. The Union Station Train Shed has been declared a Monument of Historic Importance.
Featured on the National Register for Historic Places, The First White House of the Confederacy is a significant landmark in Montgomery. Montgomery became the Confederate capital in 1861, which is when the First White House of the Confederacy was conceived. Best known as the former residence of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family, the house itself showcases Italianate architecture and the interiors are furnished with a number of original pieces. The house also features exhibits on Jefferson Davis and the circumstances of the Civil War.
The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church is where the great Dr. Martin Luther King Junior began his movement for civil rights. The church not only holds regular services, but also offers tours to those who would like to explore the rich history of the church. There are specific sections of the church where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered motivational speeches; the Dexter Parsonage Museum is situated a few blocks away. This was also the epicenter of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A visit to Montgomery would not be complete without a trip to this National Historic Landmark.
Now home of the Montgomery Waterworks Board. This antebellum mansion housed Union Troops during Reconstruction. Open Monday through Friday.
Gothic-style church, designed by Wills & Dudley of New York. Oldest Episcopal church in Montgomery.
A National Historic Landmark, the Alabama State Capitol is also included in the National Register of Historic Places. The capitol is actually the state's fourth capitol building and was designed in the Greek revival style with a hint of Beaux-Arts in 1851, and has been renovated several times. In 1861, when the Confederacy was formed, the building served as the capitol of the Confederate States of America. Now, open to visitors, one can explore important areas like the old governors office and old senate chamber among others. You can visit and explore this historical landmark sans any admission price.