Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's
only Old Soldiers Home for Confederate Veterans. In
operation from 1902 to 1939, the home cared for
elderly veterans, and wives and widows of veterans.
The site included 22 buildings consisting of
cottages, a hospital, dairy barn, mess hall, an
elaborate water and sewage system, and Memorial
Hall, an administration building which held offices,
a library, and a large auditorium.
The home served
between 650 and 800 residents. The majority of
veterans served in Alabama outfits, but many were
from other Confederate states and moved to Alabama
after the war.
The last veteran died at the home in
1934. The facility closed in 1939 when the five
remaining widows were moved to Montgomery for better
Features of the 102-acre site:
. two cemeteries
. Mountain Creek Post Office
. Marbury Methodist Church
. nature trail
. covered pavilions
. museum containing artifacts from the Alabama Old
Soldiers Home, and uniforms, weapons, and equipment
used during the Civil War
Site Director: Bill Rambo
Phone: (205) 755-1990
Grounds Admission: Free
Students, seniors, military: $5
Children 6-18: $3
Call for Group Rates
School groups are required to have 1 adult per 15 students.
Those adults are admitted at no charge
Hours: The site is open daily from 6 am until
dark. Museum hours are
9am to 5pm daily.
Directions: The site is located in Chilton County
east of Interstate-65 off Highway 31, 11 miles below
Clanton. It is 9 miles south of Exit 205 and
miles north of Exit 186.
Group Tours and Programs: Contact the museum at
(205) 755-1990, or
to arrange a group tour and/or a group Civil War
Special Events: Annual Confederate Memorial Day
Observance sponsored by the United Daughters of the
Confederacy, Alabama Division, held on the Saturday
closest to April 26.
Teacher Resources: Download these pre-tour and
post-tour activities for use in the classroom (CMP).
The Marbury Methodist Church building is available