Photo courtesy of the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Experience Life in 1819 Alabama
In the heart of downtown, just steps away from the Huntsville's best restaurants and nightlife, is a quiet city block surrounded by a white picket fence and big shady trees. Once you step inside, you are instantly transported back to 1819. It was here, merely a humble, vacant building nearly 200 years ago, that delegates came together to write the constitution to form the 22nd state in the union: Alabama. Today, families and students come here to learn more about the way Alabamians lived their lives through hands-on activities and demonstrations given by characters in period costumes. There are 8 original buildings, including a print shop, a post office, and a house. After soaking up the history in this beautiful open-air museum, take time to peruse the gift shop, where you will find candies, treats, and items made by local artisans.
The Alabama Constitution Village is one of the 3 EarlyWorks Museums. You can purchase individual tickets, but to get the most for your money, you can get "The Works" pass to gain discounted entry into all of these wonderful, family-friendly museums.