January 24, 2017

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

OLD CAHAWBA CEMETERY WALKING TOUR

For Immediate Release
January 24, 2017

 
Cemetery Walking Tour of Old Cahawba
Saturday, February 4
10:00 – 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville (near Selma)


The decaying ruins of Old Cahawba’s historic cemeteries provide an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the richly layered history surrounding the events that occurred at the site of Alabama’s first capital. Join us for a one-hour guided tour as we visit one of Cahawba’s historic cemeteries. This tour will explore the personal sagas of many of those who lived here before joining its community of perpetual residents.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Directions: From downtown Selma, take Highway 22 (Dallas Avenue) west 8.6 miles. Cross over the Cahaba River and turn left onto County Road 9 and follow this 3.3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto County Road 2 and follow this 1.5 miles until you see the Visitor Center on the right. Visitor Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.

Fee: $8.00 per person

For more information contact Linda Derry at cahawba@bellsouth.net or call the park at 334-872-8058.
Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this significant archaeological site.

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About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit http://ahc.alabama.gov/  

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