10 Historic Places to See in Tuscaloosa

It should be no secret that Tuscaloosa is full of historic locations! Here are the 10 that we don’t think you should miss on your next visit to Tuscaloosa!

 Moundville Archaeological Park and Museum near Visit Tuscaloosa is a Mississippian culture archeological site on the banks of the Black Warrior River.  Extensive research by archeologists all over the country have determined that the site was the political and ceremonial center of a regionally organized Mississippian culture between the 11th and 16th centuries. Today, the park encompasses 185 acres and 29 mounds.

 Denny Chimes: The idea of erecting a bell tower on the University of Alabama campus was initially suggested in 1919. It was envisioned as a war memorial for those who fought in World War. Due to a lack of funding for its construction, the project never materialized. In the late 1920s, university students were finally successful in collecting the necessary funding to construct a tower, although not as a war memorial. It was done to dedicate the structure to university president George Denny, after learning of a rumor that he was looking to leave the university. The tower was built at a final cost of $40,000. It was dedicated on May 27, 1929, with Governor Bibb Graves in attendance. Today, it serves as one of the most focal points on campus. 

   Paul Bryant Museum: Located on the campus of the University of Alabama, the museum opened its doors to the public on October 8, 1988. It exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football. State-of-the-art displays enhanced by videos highlighting great players, plays, and games are produced from the museum’s archives.

   Battle-Friedman House:  The Battle-Friedman House and Gardens is a stunning property in Visit Tuscaloosa that has stood the test of time and war to become a tourist attraction and a wedding venue. Built in 1835 by Alfred Battle, the home was built because Battle wanted to be closer to the city. The Battle Family owned the property until Reconstruction. The Friedman Family purchased the home and proceeded to raise their three

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