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Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives

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Address: 100 Pryor Street, Athens, AL
Phone Number: +1 256-771-7578
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Ron was excellent. Met us at the door and checked on us occasionally and told great stories. Will stop again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Steven G
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Sevier County, Tennessee
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Sevier County, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Ron was excellent. Met us at the door and checked on us occasionally and told great stories. Will stop again.

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sndy6732, Director at Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting our museum, we are glad you enjoyed our tour guide. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is more than a museum, it's a history book that comes to life with the stories of the valiant men and women who served and defended this country and freedom. The guy who gave us a tour was a volunteer who was friendly and knowledgeable. There is so much there that we did not get to see everything so... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

everyone there was so sweet. what a great place to take your kids to learn some things about the past.

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Athens, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Once you find this museum, the setting and contents will not disappoint! With an abundance of local veterans, the contents and donations are quite impressive. The curator/staff/volunteers have done a great job organizing and laying out the displays in an interesting and sensible manner. You could easily take just an hour or a whole day, depending on your time and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough to praise the staff at the archives! The young woman in charge (so sorry, I can't remember her name), even went to the extent of walking us to the Visitor Center to get the information we needed! She even called the Decatur Archive office to get us information for the next day. This entire town welcomed... More 

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Elkmont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The exhibits and displays are very good at the museum. There is no charge, but they accept donations. It is located in an old railroad building in downtown Athens.

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Athens, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

They had a section for every era of the wars fought.They had many different uniforms that they wore for all the wars.they had many different guns used in the wars.It was very educational place to go.I found out that one of my older neighbors donated a large sum of money to help create the museum.He was also a veteran.Worth going... More 

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Thank charlieandsusangist
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This converted freight depot has an unusually good display of military memorabilia, a meeting room, and plenty of parking. The building is handicapped accessible.

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Athens, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Get there early and have coffee with some vet's from WW2 forward. These items were donated by local vets, silver star winners, all ranks.

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Thank Michael L
Athens, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

My deceased husband has a brick placed there in the memory garden and I always take out-of-town visitors to visit. They are impressed with the museum.

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