After driving nearby dozens of times, we finally searched out Old Cahawba. You've really got to be going there on purpose, but it's well worth the effort. For a history nut, it just doesn't get much better. The Alabama Historical Commission has done an excellent job. Going back to the mysterious original inhabitants of the area and through history to... 更多
We visited the town late on a Monday and although the US Park ranger was off duty but was doing some paper work so he let us in to the building. He talked about the park with huge enthusiasm and energy and helped us work out a route we could take through the acres (it is large!) in the hour... 更多
I allways feel sad when visiting places that used to be grand. This place must've been beautiful at a time. Interesting to see the work of the University that now tries to preserve what's left.
We stopped here because we were already in Selma. Cahaba is located at the end of a road between the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers. It was the state's first capital but was abandoned due to flooding. The layout of the town is intact and they have precisely surveyed and marked the streets. There are a few structures which remain standing... 更多
Definitely worth the trip. Great handouts and information. $2 adults and 1$ children. Followed the driving tour and thought the old graveyard and the burial grounds for slaves was most interesting. This beat everything we saw in Selma and along the Selma-Montgomery trail.
I was in the area and decided to stop and visit. This place has been on my bucket list forever. I spent several hours there and I plan to go back. It's a great place to pack a lunch and stay all day long. So much history. You can also rent bikes to ride the streets. The streets are all... 更多
This place is awesome. It is hard to believe a place so beautiful was abandoned. I wish more of the buildings could have been saved, but your imagination can fill in the blanks. Took us almost three hours drive,but more than worth it. Going back with the kids and grandkids.