For 150 years the Alabama State Capitol has overlooked downtown Montgomery from its hilltop setting. This National Historic Landmark is a working museum of state history and politics.

The Confederacy began in the senate chamber when delegates from southern states voted to establish a new nation in February 1861. A brass star on the west portico marks the location where Jefferson Davis stood to be inaugurated as the first and only president of the Confederacy.

A little more than a century later in the spring of 1965 the Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights culminated at the capitol steps. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made one of his greatest speeches to an estimated 25,000 people.

U.S. Civil Rights Trail: The Alabama State Capitol is now recognized as an official destination on the trail along with more than 100 locations across 14 states.

Come experience the Alabama State Capitol, a working museum of state history and politics! The Office of the Governor and other executive branch officers occupy offices in the building.

The Goat Hill Museum Store is the best place to find Alabama-made gifts, specialty food, souvenirs, holiday ornaments, and more! It has the most unique gifts under one historic roof. Located inside the Alabama Capitol at the Union Street entrance.


Daily Tours - self-guided and guided. For more information contact the tour office at 334-242-3935 or

Amount Ticket
Free All Visitors
$1 Visitors booked through private tour companies
Events and Programs  
$10 Special Programs (speakers, special tours)

On I-85 take Exit 1. Turn north on Union Street. Continue for 1/2 mile. The Capitol is on the left after Washington Avenue.

600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104


Site Director: Lisa Franklin

Museum: 334-242-3188


Capitol Tours: 334-242-3935,

Media Contact: Kathryn Shoupe, 334-230-2678,