Be a Part of History
“Alabama’s most famous Ghost Town”
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park
9518 Cahaba Road
Orrville, AL 36767
Park Grounds: Open daily, 9am – 5pm
Visitor Center: Thu. – Mon., 10am – 5pm
Park closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park has resumed normal operating hours and the visitors’ center will be operating at reduced capacity to safeguard against Covid-19. Please continue to observe social distancing and other safety guidelines while on site.
All in-person programs and events have been cancelled through August 31. AHC will continue to evaluate closures and closely monitor the situation.
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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.
The Cahawba Advisory Committee needs your help to restore the Historic St. Lukes Episcopal Church Building. This 150 year old structure was designed by Richard Upjohn and has been brought home to Old Cahawba, site of Alabama’s first capital.
To donate send your tax deductible contributions to:
The Cahaba Foundation
P.O. Box 465
Selma, Alabama 36702
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