Old Cahawba’s visitors’ center has resumed normal operating hours at reduced capacity. Please continue to observe social distancing and other safety guidelines while on site.
Cahawba was once Alabama’s state capital (1819-1826) and a thriving antebellum river town. It became a ghost town shortly after the Civil War. Today it is an important archaeological site and a place of picturesque ruins. Nature has reclaimed much of Old Cahawba, but historians and archaeologists from the Alabama Historical Commission are working hard to uncover Cahawba’s historic past and to create a full time interpretive park.
Park Grounds: Open daily, 9am – 5pm
Visitor Center: Thu. – Mon., 10am – 5pm
Park closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day