Montevallo, Alabama: American Village and History in Miniature

Relive Colonial-era America in Alabama, a state that didn't even exist in Colonial-era America. And see the rest of American history as well -- itty-bitty style.

American Village

Address:
Redwood Dr., Montevallo, AL
Directions:
I-65 exit 234. Drive south on County Rd 87/12 for about two miles. Turn right onto County Rd 22 for about three miles, then turn left onto Hwy 119/Montevallo Rd for one mile. American Village will be on the right.
Hours:
M-F 10 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
205-665-3535
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American Village and History in Miniature

A recreated Colonial Village in the heart of Alabama. Costumed historical interpreters portray such historical greats as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Betsy Ross and many others. The Village sits on 113 rural acres. Buildings consist of Washington Hall, patterned after Mount Vernon; a Colonial Courthouse; three small trades buildings; a Colonial Chapel, patterned after Bruton Parish Chapel; and the Patriot Gift Shop, among others.

The site also features the Pettus Randall Miniature Museum of American History, a separate building which houses a collection of 72 handcrafted miniatures of American presidents and first ladies and 35 uniquely detailed dioramas of critical moments (over 400 years) in our nation's history. Other features include colonial gardens and a Liberty Bell Garden centered with an exact reproduction of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.

[Linda Long, 12/18/2003]

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