Highway 231 at US 29
Troy, AL 36081
Phone: (334) 566-1150
Fax: (334) 566-7666
Arts & Museums
Housing one of the largest helicopter collections in the world, the Army Aviation Museum focuses on the role of fixed and rotor wing flight in the US Army. The exhibits depict over 50 years of history of Army Aviation, and include a number of life size dioramas, films, and interpretive material.
United States Army Aviation Museum offers a fascinating insight into the evolution of aviation technology used in the country's armed forces over the years. The expansive facility boasts of an extensive collection of army air-crafts; a delight for aviation enthusiasts. Other intriguing exhibits at the museum include the Army Aviation Hall of Fame as well as replicas of such prominent air-crafts as the Wright Brothers' Model B. Guided tours are available, and the museum educational programs for kids and school groups. Check website for more.
Housed inside the beautiful Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is dedicated to preserving fine artwork by some of the revolutionary painters of the past. Apart from this, the museum also hosts some unique collectibles like works on paper and old prints that date back to the 15th century and dainty porcelain pieces. You can choose to book a free tour of the museum or explore the place with an audio tour. Check website for more information.
The office, gallery and design center for nationally known Barbara Gallagher.
This gallery offers fine art services, consulting, appraisals, brokerage, and sales.
Founded in 1979, this co-op gallery features original works by local artists.
The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is dedicated to the eponymous couple and their literary legacy. The museum was once home to them and their daughter, and is the only still-standing residence of the couple. Zelda’s paintings are of particular interest, and there are also books, manuscripts, pictures, memorabilia, and more. With a number of literary events organized throughout the year, this museum is a must visit for enthusiasts. For more information, visit their website.
One of the major facilities of its kind in the U.S. The auditorium seats 235 people and is designed specifically for simulating natural sky by projecting images of sun, moon, planets and stars.
The Dexter Parsonage Museum is a historical home where ministers from the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church lived. The other reason for the museum's popularity is that the great Dr. Martin Luther King and his family resided here between 1954 and 1960 during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Garden of Reflection situated at the back of the museum is a tranquil spot with magnolia trees, white azaleas, crape myrtles and a pathway that goes around it. To know more about the Dexter Parsonage Museum, a visit to their website is recommended.
This Mooseum preserves the agricultural history of Alabama. It highlights the cattle industry from past to present day technological advances.
The Alabama Department of Archives and History is the official collector and curator of the heritage of Alabama. This institution, established in 1901, archives material related to the state's history and culture. Its museum displays several portraits, paintings, sculpture, artifacts and memorabilia of people and events that shaped Alabama.
The political center of Montgomery houses the Civil Rights Memorial. The memorial was designed in order to pay tribute to the 40 individuals who lost their lives during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through carved timelines, names and quotes, the site tells visitors the story of the struggles and achievements of the fighters during the political movement. A site steeped in history, it also houses a library and museum. The Wall of Tolerance is an interesting concept that displays the names of pledged visitors who have 'taken a stand against hate' and work to propagate justice and tolerance. Every story displayed here and every exhibit presented is indeed quite touching and inspirational. Certainly, a site worth discovering.