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Address: 925 Bank Street NE, Decatur, AL
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+1 256-341-4818
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Great tour

Oldest bank in US, the gentleman who conducts the tours is very knowledgable and courteous. The epedimy of a Southern Gentleman. Great tour!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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Birmingham, Al
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Birmingham, Al
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Oldest bank in US, the gentleman who conducts the tours is very knowledgable and courteous. The epedimy of a Southern Gentleman. Great tour!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

you could spend hours taking scenic portraits and pictures here.Old bank building no longer functioning, built in the 18oo's. I n the area of a quaint, charming town.

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Thank RJ39
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This building has been continuously upgraded and brought back to its original form. It shows the original construction and boasts period furniture. David Breland, the historian, is a font of knowledge not only about the Old State Bank, but all of this area. I highly recommend a lengthy visit with David at the Old State Bank.

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Thank Ellis C
Decatur, Alabama
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I had an opportunity to go on a tour in November of 2014. I had no idea of the history this building held. The tour was very informative. Thanks to the visitors Society in Decatur for the opportunity.

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Thank Patricia M
Decatur, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My daughter had a photo shoot there and it was an awesome experience. The scenery there is amazing. It was clean, in a great location and very private.

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Thank Victoria G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

When you walk up to this massive building, the columns that loom over you capture your eyes quickly and if you see the impression the Civil War left on them, you wish you could hear the stories they could tell. To see and touch history is a feeling of awe. This is a great place to see history first hand.

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1 Thank Kevin W
New York City, New York
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4,550 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

If you're a fan of older buildings this one is a really nice tree. Imagine that this is one of the first banks that was in the area. Wish I had time to get inside for a tour.

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Thank Bernardo F
Augusta, Georgia
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Enjoyed the tour during the Christmas house tour last week. It is a beautiful building with lots of history.

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Thank Deb H
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Stop by and see one of the original banks in the state of Alabama. Judge David Breland is a great tour guide and can tell you much of the history of the Decatur area, especially for Civil War buffs. If you like history, you will enjoy your trip to the Old State Bank.

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rockford, ohio
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Stopped in for a personal one on one tour. What an amazing tour, learned so much, about the battles in the area. Tour guide answered our questions thoroughly. A great trip back in time, well worth the time you spend here.We found the fireplace mantle with the cannon/bible columns awe-inspiring. Rich country history!!!

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