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Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives


Located at:
100 Pryor Street W
Athens, AL 35611

The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives provides displays, memorabilia and testimonies of those who have served in the armed forces from the state of Alabama. For more information call 256-771-7578 or visit the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives website.

Athens Courthouse Square


Located at:
100 N Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611

The Square in downtown Athens not only provides a place to enjoy history, shopping, and restaurants but also provides a venue for many of the art and music events in Athens.

Athens Historic Districts


Athens has 4 historic districts with homes dating back to the early 1800s. Historic district walking tours are given on Saturday mornings in the month of April and information about the homes can be found at the Athens Visitor Center at:
101 N Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611

Athens-Limestone Public Library


The library offers more than books. The library has computers for public use, children's activities, special events, room rental, and more. The library is located at 603 South Jefferson Street. For information about services, call 256-232-1233.


College Inn/Newby Gulf Station Museum


Located at:
125 E Street
Athens, AL 35611

The College Inn Gulf Station is a restored full service station built in the 1920s. The station served as a bus stop to many from the Athens area going to and returning from service in the military and holds a special place in the hearts of many in Athens. Private tours can be arranged by calling 256-233-8728.

Donnell House


Historic Home built around 1845 gives a glimpse of life in North Alabama in the 1800s. Visit the Donnell House Facebook Page for more information or check out the Donnell House Website.

Houston Memorial Library & Museum


NOTE- The Houston Memorial Library is temporarily closed for remodeling.  

Located at:
101 N Houston Street
Athens, AL 35611

The Library and Museum are open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - Noon. This was the home of the late 2-time Alabama Governor George S Houston. Contact them at 256-233-8770. Free admission; donations appreciated.

Trinity/Fort Henderson Site

 
This site located at 606 Trinity Circle tells the story of slave to soldier to students. See a portion of the Civil War fort that remains which was built by runaway slaves who joined the Union Army. The Pincham-Lincoln Center pays tribute to Trinity School, which was the only high school for black students in Limestone County until it closed amid integration in 1970. The center is available for rent. Learn more at the  Athens-Limestone Community Association Facebook Page