We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A step back in time”

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Selma
Attraction details
Reviewed 27 October 2012

I have been to Old Cahawba many times and it has changed ... for the better over the years. It is a great place for educational tours and for people who just want to visit the site of what used to be Alabama's Capital. There is the foundation of a building that was a prison during The War, 1861-65, and you can see graves of Union soldiers. If you have not been take the time to visit Old Cahawba. It is worth the trip and the time. I much prefer it in the fall or spring. Summer is way too hot and since it is on the river a winter visit will be a "damp cold" one. If you are from Alabama go, and if you not from Alabama, go as it has much to offer.

2  Thank Yvonne C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (50)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

48 - 50 of 50 reviews

Reviewed 29 September 2012

This historic site is located about ten miles outside of Selma. At the entrance to the park is a small welcome center. There is a small gift shop with a few informative plaques inside. The guy there was friendly and went over the map with me to discuss what there was to see. Across the street is St. Lukes Episcopal Church which is being restored. Further down Capitol Street is a stone marker noting that Cahawba was the first permanent capitol of the state of Alabama. There is very little left to see of Cahawba, as it was dismantled and sold for scrap materials when the residents left the area. The Crocheron ruins, consisting of 3 standing columns are scenic. There are a couple of small cemeteries and there is an old artesian well that still provides water. This site probably wont be of much interests to those who arent Alabamians, but i found it interesting. There are lots of markers to read to learn a little bit about the once thriving town. Plan to spend an hour or more.

Thank autigerrealtor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 April 2016
Google Translation

Thank InekeDorreman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Old Cahawba Archaeological Park also viewed

 

Been to Old Cahawba Archaeological Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing