Alabama Constitution Hall Park

Alabama Constitution Hall Park is now open for guided tours and field trips!

Alabama Constitution Hall Park offers guided tours on the site where Alabama became a state. Visitors will step back in time and learn how the residents of Huntsville lived in 1819. Explore how Alabama became a state and what that meant for all the people of our state. All aspects of life in the summer of 1819 will be explored.

Guided Tours are offered Thursday-Saturday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.

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About the Museum

At Alabama Constitution Hall Park guests are whisked back to 1819 when Alabama became the 22nd state. Step back in time and walk where our ancestors made the dream of statehood a reality. More than 200 years ago, 44 delegates gathered in Huntsville to make Alabama the 22nd state admitted to the Union.

In 1819, the only building large enough to accommodate the delegation was a vacant cabinet shop in the center of town. John Boardman’s print shop, Clement Comer Clay’s law office, the Federal Land Surveyor’s office, a post office, and Sheriff Stephen Neal’s residence surrounded that cabinet shop. 

Alabama Constitution Hall Park is also a great gathering space or event venue with wide clean sidewalks, ample lighting, and two retail outlets including a gift shop and a Piper and Leaf – Artisan Tea Company location.

Constitution Hall Park Exhibits

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Discover Where Alabama Became a State

Take a tour through the Cabinet shop that became the place where Delegates signed Alabama’s Constitution, and check out a hands-on demonstration of woodworking.
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Observe Survey Artifacts

See survey artifacts from John Coffee’s Land Surveying office and learn about John Coffee. John Coffee’s office is on the top floor of the Clay building.
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Explore a Working Blacksmith Shop

Catch a blacksmith working away in the fully functioning blacksmith shop. Learn about the tools blacksmiths use, and what items they were able to create.
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See a Working Printing Press

Check out the authentic Ramage printing press in the Boardman Complex and participate in a hands-on demonstration. Mr. Boardman printed Alabama’s Constitution.
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Step into the Past in 1819

Explore the Neal House to see how people lived in 1819 and learn about the Neal Family. You might be surprised by what’s changed and what is still the same.
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Shop at the Park + Piper & Leaf

Don’t leave the Park empty-handed. Pick up a souvenir and gift for yourself or someone back home, or cool off with an iced tea from Piper + Leaf.

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