As the capital city of Alabama, Montgomery is a thriving city located along the Alabama River. With its historical beginnings as the capital of the Confederacy in 1846, by the mid-20th century, Montgomery became a crucial center for events and protests during the Civil Rights Movement. In addition to its significant military presence, it’s also an impressive educational hub, as a home to numerous universities and institutions in the area. Offering a vibrant entertainment district and diverse art scene, there’s much to experience in the downtown area.
Explore all of our unique itineraries and lists of popular things to do while in Montgomery, Alabama, to help plan for your trip to “The Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement.”