As of Thursday, March 19, the Alabama Historical Commission will act on the recommendations of public health officials and Governor Ivey to implement a plan for social distancing in response to coronavirus and COVID-19. In the interest of public health and safety, the Alabama Historical Commission's main office and select historic sites have been closed to the public since March 16, and all events and programs are cancelled until April 30. The agency will reevaluate by that time. This closure includes the museum and visitors' center at Confederate Memorial Park. At this time, the grounds are still open to the public. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on another occasion.




Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's only Confederate Soldiers' Home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their wives, and widows.

The majority of veterans served in Alabama outfits, while others moved to Alabama after the war. The last veteran died at the home in 1934. The facility closed in 1939 when the five remaining widows were moved to Montgomery for better care.

Blue Star Museum: Confederate Memorial Park proudly offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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Come experience the site by visiting the graves of Confederate veterans who lived at the Soldiers' Home and whose stories are told in the Confederate Memorial Park Museum.

Confederate Memorial Park’s pavilions, outdoor tables, and grills can be reserved for special events.

Additionally, CMP rents Marbury Methodist Church for weddings and similar occasions.

Please contact the park staff at 205-755-1990 or chappelle.cmp@gmail.com for reservations or additional information.


April 24-25, 2020 – Civil War Living History & Saturday Skirmish - 9:00am - 4:00pm
May 16, 2020 – Walking Tour of Confederate Memorial Park - 10:00am - 12:00pm
September 26, 2020 – Behind the Scenes Tour: Museum Collections - 10:00am - 12:00pm
December 12, 2020 –Mountain Creek Christmas: Photos with Santa - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
January 30, 2021 - Winter Quarters - Dawn to Dusk

Amount Ticket
Visitors to the Grounds FREE
$4 Adult
$3 Students, Seniors, Retired Military, Child without parent (6-18 years)
$1 Children 6-18 years (with parent)
Free Active or Reserve Military, Child under 6 years
Group rates available - 10 minimum $2 per person. For more info call 205-755-1990
Events and Programs:  
Special Programs inside Museum $2
Civil War Living History $2 for museum visit, $2 outdoor activities
Church $300
Lodging in the Barracks $3

Confederate Memorial Park is located in Chilton County, east of I-65 off Hwy 31, 11 miles below Clanton. It is 9 miles south of Exit 205 and 13 miles north of Exit 186.

437 County Road 63, Marbury, Alabama 36051


Site Director: Calvin Chappelle

Museum: 205-755-1990

Email: chappelle.cmp@gmail.com

Media Contact: Andi Martin, 334-230-2680, andi.martin@ahc.alabama.gov