Montgomery Journals

Montgomery, the cradle of the confederacy

A travel journal to Montgomery by Tideone

Quote: Not only can you visit the capitol of the state of Alabama, where the first and only president of the Confederacy took the oath of office, but you can also see a Shakespeare play at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Montgomery, the cradle of the confederacy

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The highlight of one of my most recent visits was a visit to the grave of country music legend Hank Williams.

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The Montgomery Embassy Suites is like any other Embassy Suites around the country. I had a two-room suite with a living area with a sofa, table and chairs, and a television. My room looked out over an atrium. There was a microwave and a mini fridge and my sleeping area had a king size bed with a television.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 10, 2000

Embassy Suites Hotel Montgomery-Conference Center
300 TALLAPOOSA STREET
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
334 269-5055

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This was the home of Jefferson Davis and his family when Montgomery was the Capital of the Confederacy. The home, which contains period furnishings and many of the Davis family personal belongings, is open Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

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First White House of the Confederacy
644 Washington Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-1861

Hanks Williams Museum

Attraction | "Hank Williams Statue"

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A life statue of the celebrated country music star stands directly across the street from the old city auditorium, a place Williams knew well, having played many concerts there. Upon his death his funeral was held in the same building.

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Hanks Williams Museum
118 Commerce Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 262-3600

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Fans of the legendary country music star Hank Williams may pay their respects at his final resting place, which is located in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex.

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Hank Williams Memorial
Upper Wetumpka Road
Montgomery, Alabama
(334) 262-3600

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This is one of the few state capitols to be designated a National Historic Landmark. A very historic event took place here in 1861, when Jefferson Davis stood on the steps and took the oath of office as the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. Guided tours are available and are well worth taking to learn more of the history of the building.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 10, 2000

Alabama State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-7010