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Alabama Constitution Village

109 Gates Avenue

Step inside the picket fence and be transported back to 1819 …Hear the whir of the spinning wheel… smell the enticing aroma of freshly baked bread being prepared over an open fire… turn the great wheel lathe in the cabinetmaker’s shop… and visit with villagers busy with their daily tasks, seemingly unaware that nearly two centuries have come and gone.

Forty-four delegates of the constitutional convention gathered here in a vacant cabinet shop on July 5, 1819, to organize Alabama as the 22nd state. John Boardman’s print shop, Clement Comer Clay’s law office, the Federal Land Surveyor’s office, a post office and sheriff Stephen Neal’s residence surround that cabinet shop.

Today, the shade trees watch over a proud living village that captures Alabama’s history and spirit. Constitution Village is a unique and unforgettable journey into Alabama’s past.


Alexis Olson

Monday, May 21, 2018
What a cute place! Very festive Visiting Santa to take pictures, seeing all the reindeer, and Mrs. Clause reading The Night Before Christmas was wonderful. Definitely making this a yearly tradition!

Tampa Duncan

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Christmas Village was awesome. Then a stroll to look at all the beautiful Christmas trees, then carriage ride. Fun times with family!!

Chris Browning

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
The kids love Santa's village. It's been the same for nearly two decades but you can't complain for a cheap night out with kids. Outside of Christmas I like going for lessons of history about the city. Great history lesson but boring if you're not interested in that kind of stuff. Not much for "hands on learning."

Molly Faulkner

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
The kids had a good time and we got to learn some historical facts. Can't go wrong with knowledge. Ever!

Ghost Tracker Jenny

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
I went ahead and gave this five stars even though I technically didn't get to tour it when we went as they were preparing the village for the Christmas season. But my husband and I could see some of the buildings from the sidewalk and such, and we will be returning.

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