• Old Cahawba Archaelogical Park - Orrville, Alabama

      Old Cahawba, Selma
      Photo by Peter Thody
      For just six short years (from 1820-26), this was Alabama's state capital, a thriving city built on the banks of the Alabama River. Today, very little remains beyond the columns of one antebellum mansion, a few stones and wells, and the markers of two cemeteries. It doesn't sound like much but it's actually a fascinating archaeological site that really rewards a little exploration, whether by car, on foot or by bicycle.

      If you go:
      The site is open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Admission is free but pick up a map from the guy in the welcome centre and make time for a chat: his enthusiasm and knowledge will help to bring things to life.


      9518 Cahaba Road
      Orrville, Alabama 36767 USA

      Mailing address:
      Cahawba Advisory Committee
      P.O. Box 2318
      Selma Al 36702 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (334) 872-8058