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. more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

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... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama
    723 Bank Street, Decatur, AL 35601
    256-350-4018, "The Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama is believed to be the largest privately owned collection of Civil War artifacts in the country." Relics showcased include... more info

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info

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... more info

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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. more info  map

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. more info  map


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