Contact: Wendi Lewis, Marketing and Public Relations Manager  

wendi.lewis@ahc.alabama.gov, 334-230-2680


November 30, 2021


Old Cahawba to host ‘Christmas, Crafts, and Cookies’


(Montgomery, AL) Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, a historic site operated by the Alabama Historical Commission, will be hosting its “Christmas, Crafts, and Cookies” event on Saturday, December 4, from 10-11 a.m. Visitors will catch the Christmas spirit while discovering how the townspeople of Cahawba celebrated, and enjoying activities like making a traditional Christmas ornament, sipping on hot cocoa and eating holiday cookies. All age groups are welcome.


Visitors to the park will also have the opportunity to shop at Old Cahawba’s gift shop, finding the perfect unique Christmas gift for those history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts in their lives. The gift shop also carries old-fashioned candy and an array of stocking stuffers. Get ready to celebrate Christmas at Old Cahawba!


Tickets are $8 each and available at the Old Cahawba Visitor Center. This event is allotted for a maximum of 15 participants. Interested parties are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance of the event. Tickets may be purchased by calling 334-872-8058. Old Cahawba accepts all major credit cards. On the day of the event, participants will meet at the Visitor Center, rain or shine.


Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. From downtown Selma, take Highway 22 (Dallas Avenue) west 8.6 miles. Cross over the Cahaba River and turn left onto County Road 9 and follow this 3.3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto County Road 2 and follow this 1.5 miles until you see the Visitor Center on the right. Visitor Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.

To learn more about Old Cahawba, or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit


About Old Cahawba

Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this significant archaeological site.


About the Alabama Historical Commission

Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov  


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