Decatur, Alabama

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Decatur, Alabama, USA

Attractions in Decatur, Alabama

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Old Decatur And Albany Historic Districts

    719 Sixth Avenue Southeast
    Decatur, AL 35602
    256-350-2028
    These two historical areas represent Alabama's largest concentration of Victorian homes.
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  • Old State Bank

    925 Bank Street Northeast
    Decatur, AL 35602
    256-350-5060
    Pre-Greek Revival structure that was used as a hospital during the Civil War and is one of only 4 buildings left standing when the war ended. The Old State Bank is the oldest bank in Alabama.
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  • Pond Spring - The General Joseph Wheeler Home

    2280 Alabama Highway 20
    Hillsboro, AL 35643
    Located 3 Miles East of Courtland
    256-637-8513
    Pond Spring is the post-Civil War home of General Joseph Wheeler, a Confederate major general, U.S. congressman, and a Spanish-American War general. This 50-acre site features 12 historic buildings...
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  • St. John's Episcopal Church

    Second Avenue and Jackson Street
    Decatur, AL 35602
    256-350-2028
    The church building comprising the present nave and chancel area, was dedicated in 1893. The interior is modeled after Gothic English parish churches. Located on the Decatur Historical Tour.
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  • Wiley Home

    646 Jackson Street
    Decatur, AL 35602
    256-350-2028
    The Wiley House is an example of Colonial Revival architecture. Featuring a giant order of central portico, boxed cornice, and wide frieze. Located on the Decatur Historic Tour.
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Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Black Warriors’ Path (Mitchell Trace)

    256-905-2494 or 256-905-2499
    Situated along the western edge of the Oakville Ceremonial Woodland Mound, Black Warriors’ Path (Mitchell Trace) was a major Indian trading route that connected those in the Tennessee River...
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Museums & Galleries

  • Cook's Natural Science Museum

    412 Thirteenth Street Southeast
    Decatur, AL 35601
    256-350-9347
    Children and adults will be fascinated by the various displays of animal and insect life on display. Located just minutes from downtown Decatur, near area restaurants and lodging.
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  • Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum

    1219 County Road 187
    Danville, AL 35619
    256-905-2494 or 256-905-2499
    By the 180,000-acre William B. Bankhead National Forest, one of the Southeast’s premier sites for petroglyphs, prehistoric drawings and rock carvings; Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum is...
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • 1818 Farms

    24889 Lauderdale Street
    Mooresville, AL 35649
    256-714-3220
    Located on three acres in the northwest corner of the historic village of Mooresville, 1818 Farms is home to Babydoll Southdown sheep, a Nubian goat, cats, hens, a pot-bellied pig, mini pigs, and two...
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  • Sipsey Wilderness Area & Bankhead National Forest

    Post Office Box 278
    Decatur, AL 35553
    Located in Lawrence and Winston Counties
    205-489-5111
    The Bankhead National Forest contains 180,000 acres of public land which includes the fabulous Sipsey Wilderness, home to miles of canyons and 100 waterfalls. Four recreation areas are located...
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  • Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge/Visitor Center

    2700 Refuge Headquarters Road
    Decatur, AL 35603
    256-353-7243
    Offers an observation video, two walking trails, and a 10,000 square foot interpretive center with wildlife and habitat exhibits.
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Tours & Cruises

  • Civil War Walking Tour

    719 Sixth Avenue Southeast
    Decatur, AL 35601
    256-350-2028
    Relive the four day struggle between advancing Confederates and garrisoned Union troops that began on October 26, 1864 on this self guided walking tour.
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