The State Capitol is a National Historic Landmark in Montgomery which serves as a museum detailing rich political Alabama and Southern history. This is an ideal landmark to visit particularly for school field trips. You never know, perhaps your class has a Senator, Representative, or even a US President waiting to forge their career in US politics. Perhaps a trip here will inspire them to begin walking down that path?
Take a guided or self guided tour (only available for groups of 15 or more) of Montgomery, Alabama’s State Capitol building. During your tour you can pay a visit to the Alabama State Senate, the chamber where State laws and legislation are drafted. You can also take a peek at the house of representatives. Both of these are not accessible on the floor but from an elevated viewing point at the back of the chamber and house.
In addition you can enter the rooms of the both the original Senate and House of Representatives which has an authentic period feel. Very Stately I might add.
The building has some incredible artwork and exceptional architecture, all lined plush carpets and marble floors. You will see paintings of past and present Governors among a variety of other items relating to political history such as the Korean War. While politics won’t excite everyone, it’s worth paying a visit for the aesthetics on their own merits.
There’s a shop on site where you can buy a wide variety things from local delicacies to books.
Admission is free of charge for visitors of all ages.
The Capitol tour is accessible from Monday through to Friday from 8:00 up until 16:00. On Saturday’s the access point changes to 1 North Union Street which is open from 9:00 until 15:00. The building is closed on State holidays and Sundays.
Guided tours start at the following times, for which appointments can be made but are not necessary. 9:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00.