Confederate Memorial Park
Confederate Park is unique in Alabama history. It is the site of Alabama’s only Home for Confederate veterans (1902-1939). The park museum interprets the Confederate period and the Alabama Confederate Soldiers’ Home. Wayside signage and visitor guides enable visitors to take walking or driving tours of the Soldiers’ Home site. The recreation center nature trail takes guests through an Alabama "Treasure Forest" where they will experience the first hand-burrowed spring and 86,000-gallon store which gave water to the Soldiers' Home.
The recreation center is arranged on the first 102-section of the land office, which incorporates the site of the first twenty-two buildings and two Soldiers' Home burial grounds. The Marbury Methodist Church (c.1885), where a number of Soldiers’ Home “inmates” were members, and the Mountain Creek Post Office (c.1900), where most Soldiers’ Home “inmates” would visit daily, are also part of the park. The two buildings were moved to the site from their unique areas adjacent keeping in mind the end goal to spare them. What's more, the recreation center offers a Confederate research library for the investigation of the period and added a full-scale reproduction of a Civil War garrison huts which houses our living history fighters for booked occasions.
The historical center antiquity shows, interpretive boards, and intelligent media stations enable guests to completely fathom the historical backdrop of the Alabama Confederate veteran and specifically, the historical backdrop of the Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home. In conjunction with this beautiful Alabama Attractions, the driving and especially the walking tours allow visitors to experience the site of the Soldiers’ Home including visiting the graves of Confederate veterans who lived at the Home and whose stories are detailed in the museum.
Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this historic site. It is one of the calm places of Alabama Tourist Attractions. Hours of Operation: Park opens at 6 AM Daily, Museum opens at 9 AM to 5 PM Daily, and Closed on State & Federal holidays. Entry Fees for Adults $4, Students, Seniors, Military $3 (Active Duty Military FREE) Children 6-18 with parent $1. Wheelchair facility is also there. Picnic area and nature trail are some more additional historical features of this park.
Confederate Memorial Park is situated about half an hour north of Montgomery. From I-65, take either Exit 186 onto U.S. 31 North or Exit. 205 (Clanton) onto U.S. 31 South. Take U.S. 31 to Mountain Creek and follow the signs.