Confederate Memorial Park is a silent witness to a little known episode in Alabama history. Spread over 102 acres of rolling wooded countryside near the center of the state, the park incorporates the site of Alabama’s only Confederate veterans’ home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their wives, and widows.

The museum offers exhibits on the life of an Alabama Confederate veteran from recruitment to old age, hundreds of artifacts from the Civil War and the Soldiers' Home, interactive media stations, and a Confederate reference library.

Driving and walking tours include two cemeteries containing the graves of 298 veterans and 15 wives and widows and a nature trail through an Alabama Treasure Forest that contains the original hand-dug spring and 86,000-gallon reservoir. Also included are reproduction soldiers’ barracks, a guard house, officer quarters, commissary, and the Mountain Creek Post Office (circa 1900) and the Marbury Methodist Church (circa 1885), both of which were moved to the site.

Confederate Memorial Park is an official site on the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail. Learn more on the Alabama Birding Trails website.

The museum and library buildings, restrooms, picnic pavilions, and nature trail are accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. If you have questions or if you anticipate needing special assistance, please contact us at 205-755-1990 or


Park: Dawn to dusk, daily

Museum: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, daily (last museum admission at approximately 4:00 pm)

Closed on State Holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.


Civil War Living History & Skirmish - April 22, 2023 - 9am-4pm