October 25, 2021

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BICYCLE) TOUR AT OLD CAHAWBA SET FOR NOV. 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Wendi Lewis, Marketing and Public Relations Manager  

wendi.lewis@ahc.alabama.gov, 334-230-2680

 

October 25, 2021

 

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bicycle) Tour at Old Cahawba set for Nov. 6

 

(Montgomery, AL) Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, a historic site operated by the Alabama Historical Commission, will be hosting its BYOB (Bring Your Own Bicycle) Tour on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

 

The fall foliage and mild temperatures make this time of year ideal to visit historic Cahawba, perfect to come explore Alabama’s most famous ghost town by bike. On this one-hour tour, your guide will lead you over four miles of mostly unpaved but level roads, exploring a landscape of relics, ruins, and graveyards.

 

“The history here can sometimes be subtle with the landscape telling the story,” says Jonathan Matthews, Assistant Site Director. “When you are on a bicycle or on foot, you can recognize these clues embedded in the landscape, thereby allowing you to appreciate the historic resources of Cahawba up close and personal.”

 

Tickets are $8 each and available at the Old Cahawba Visitor Center. The tour is allotted for a maximum of 20 participants. Interested parties are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance of the event. Tickets may be purchased by calling 334-872-8058. Old Cahawba accepts all major credit cards. On the day of the event, participants will meet at the Visitor Center, rain or shine.

 

Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. 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.

To learn more about Old Cahawba, or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit
www.ahc.alabama.gov.

 

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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