Alabama
Montgomery
Montgomery The Essential
A pleasant, well-kept city on the banks of the Alabama River, Montgomery was claimed by the Spanish, the French, the British and the Creek Indian nation over the course of its history since 1540. A busy regional marketplace and transportation hub in the 19C, Montgomery became Alabama's capital in 1846. It survived the Civil War largely unscathed, then prospered in the early 20C thanks to its lumber and textile mills. Today a busy, modern metropolis, Montgomery has numerous sights related to Alabama state history and the city's role in the Confederacy. The city supports a highly regarded Shakespeare festival troupe.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Montgomery
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Three floors of research and exhibit
30 minutes
Alabama State Capitol
Alabama State Capitol
A stunning Greek Revival building,
30 minutes
First White House of the Confederacy
First White House of the Confederacy
Jefferson Davis (1808-89), President of
90 minutes
Civil Rights Memorial
Civil Rights Memorial
Water flows ceaselessly over the names
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
15 minutes
Fitzgerald Museum
Fitzgerald Museum
Fans of The Great Gatsby find poignant
60 minutes