Looking to immerse yourself in Huntsville’s rich history? You take a trip back in time with the whole family, for free!
Constitution Hall Park, the birthplace of Alabama, held its public grand re-opening on Saturday, June 1, 2019, after undergoing restorations to the buildings and park.
Celebrations took place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and featured history themed family activities and crafts, live music, food trucks and museum tours. The event also included a reenactment of President Monroe’s visit to Huntsville in June 1819.
The newly renovated park pays tribute to Alabama’s statehood and the delegates of the state’s first constitution 200 years ago. As one of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission’s Legacy Projects, the new public park offers a space for the community to honor Alabama’s statehood.
Visitors can tour the building, now called Constitution Hall, that served as the meeting place for the 44 delegates that drafted Alabama’s first state constitution. Other buildings available for tour include: Clement Comer Clay’s law office, John Boardman’s office and print shop and the residence of Madison County’s first sheriff, Stephen Neal.
Bart Williams, Executive Director of EarlyWorks Family of Museums, said, “We hope that the reimagined park becomes a community gathering spot and a place that people want to come and hang out and interact in an honorable way with Huntsville’s history.”
As a living history museum, visitors can see how people dressed, lived and working in Huntsville in 1819.
The park will be free and open to the public and the museum will offer daily tours. For more information on the museum, click here.
For more information on Saturday’s event, click here.
Source: EarlyWorks Family of Museums