Downtown Huntsville is home to three museums that will take you back in time. Alabama history comes to life in the Alabama Constitution Village, the Historic Huntsville Depot and EarlyWorks Children’s Museum — making up the South’s largest hands-on history museum complex.
Alabama Constitution Village
On July 5, 1819, 44 delegates of the constitutional convention gathered in a vacant cabinet shop to organize Alabama as the nation’s 22nd state. Constitution Village will transport you back nearly two centuries to a living village that captures the history and spirit of 1819 Alabama.
Spinning wheels whir, fresh bread bakes over an open hearth and villagers of days-gone-by go about their daily duties.
Address: 109 Gates Ave., Huntsville, Alabama
Huntsville Historic Depot & Museum
In 1860, the Depot served as the local passenger house and corporate office of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad’s eastern division. History comes alive as Andy, the robotic ticket agent, describes Alabama’s railway history.
The Depot, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was an active passenger station until 1968 and now stands as a historic symbol of Huntsville’s railroad contributions.
Address: 320 Church Street, Huntsville, Alabama
EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum
Your children will absolutely love this place — the South’s largest hands-on history museum. There are no “Do Not Touch” signs to worry about here. Even the youngest kids are free to explore!
Play a song on giant instruments at the Alabama bandstand! Build something amazing in the Kidstruction Zone. Take in some fascinating stories from the Talking Tree, trade your wares at the General Store and model some 19th-century clothing in the federal house.
Address: 404 Madison Street, Huntsville, Alabama