My 11 year old son and I spent about 3 hours exploring Old Cahawba and enjoying a picnic lunch. The signage and brochures are very informative. It is amazing that there is so little remaining of such an important town in our Alabama history. It is a perfect location for bicycling--we'll take ours when we return for a visit with... 更多
This is one to skip if you are in the Selma area. There is really nothing to see but the abandoned woods and streets of the former capital. The visitor's center has some literature to show what it used to look like but there is so little left.
Growing up in Selma, I've explored Cahawba before but this was the first time I've been able to take my kids. We're military stationed in Montana and this year my kids were old enough to be interested in visiting. The guy at the front desk was incredibly friendly and helpful and let me know about the military discount that they... 更多
Get ready to walk or drive. Literally an entire town. Full of rich history explained by the pamphlet and map at entrance. Also home to one of the stories in 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. Slave cemetary, old school, churches, fountain wells, houses, an Indian boulder that was made the center piece of the town. Simply incredible.
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