October 1, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

OLD CAHAWBA HEAR THE DEAD SPEAK WALKING TOUR

For Immediate Release
October 1, 2018

Hear the Dead Speak Walking Tour
Saturday, October 6
10:00 – 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville (near Selma)

At Old Cahawba, you don’t have to believe in ghosts to hear the past speaking to you. Be an “above-ground archaeologist,” and discover messages in Cahawba’s relic landscape that were left behind by the town’s long dead residents. Bring your walking shoes, camera and curiosity for this intriguing guided walking tour of Alabama’s most famous ghost town.

After the tour, stay and enjoy yourself at the Happy 200th Birthday Dallas County event from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The day will be full of local entertainment, vendors, arts and crafts, food and historical exhibits of each city, town, and village that make up Dallas County.

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 Jonathan Matthews at cahawbam@bellsouth.net or call the park at 334-872-8058.


About Old Cahawba
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.

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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