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: Open Thu. – Mon., 12pm – 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
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:
Cahawba Advisory Committee
P.O. Box 2318
Selma, Alabama 36702
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