August 29, 2017

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

OLD CAHAWBA'S CANINES, CAMELS, CATS & CRITTERS WAGON TOUR

For Immediate Release
August 29, 2017

 
Canines, Camels, Cats & Critters Wagon Tour of Old Cahawba
Saturday, September 2
10:00 – 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville (near Selma)


Want to include your pet in more of your activities? Old Cahawba is dog-friendly so there's no reason to leave Fido at home! This wagon tour will include short walks and will transport you and your pooch to places throughout the park associated with Cahawba’s most notable animal ancestors. We'll discover why camels were imported to Cahawba, learn the story behind the Faithful Dog, and visit the location where some animals fear to tread.

Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join their humans on this one-hour guided tour of Old Cahawba. People without dogs are also welcome to attend.

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: $10.00 adults, $8.00 children

For more information contact Jonathan Matthews at cahawbam@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 ahc.alabama.gov.




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