Getting to Old Cahawba

Ghosts of Cahawba, photo by Linda Derry, Alabama Historical CommissionOld Cahawba remains as it is today partly because it isn't the easiest place to find. If it were, much of the beauty and solitude of the spot would be lost in the crowd.

But it's worth the trip. To find such history and nature combined with the beauty of the forces of free-flowing water is rare and worth preserving.

Please visit our park and visit often. Plan a weekend to visit Old Cahawba -- drink in the history and mystery of that place. And plan to spend an afternoon in nearby historic Selma Alabama.

It might be the best way to pry the kids away from their virtual world, and spark an interest in our past and their future.

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Old Cahawba Archaeological Park

  1. St. Luke's Church and Artesian Well
  2. Site of "Castle Morgan"
  3. Downtown Walking Tour
  4. Crocheron Columns
  5. Barker Slave Quarters (1860)
  6. Cahawba's Burial Ground
  7. Fambro House (ca. 1841)
  8. Methodist Episcopal Church Ruins (ca. 1848)
  9. "New" Cemetery
  10. Perine Well (ca. 1852)
  11. Face Well (ca. 1852)
  12. Old Capital Cemetery & Civil War Memorials