Alabama Historical Commission, Alabama SHPO

Confederate Park

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 care.

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



Visitor Services

Grounds Admission: Free
Museum Admission
Adults: $6
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 13 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 program.  

Special Events:

Experience the lives of Civil War soldiers as never before. Confederate Memorial Park will offer your students: 

Up close and personal living history demonstrations performed by authentically uniformed, equipped, and trained Civil War reenactors.

Opportunities to handle some reproduction clothing and equipment.

Self-guided tours of the site of Alabama's only home for Confederate veterans, including two cemeteries and a nature trail.

Visit Alabama's Confederate Memorial Museum* 

Civil War Living History Demonstrations and Activities will include: Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Commissary Wagon, Soldier's Equipment, Uniforms, Music, Flags, Civilian Life, Medical, Bivouac, Infantry Drill (student participation), Civil War barracks and a skirmish on Saturday afternoon. 

FREE admission for all outdoor activities 

*Friday: Museum tours, groups of at least 10 at $2.00 per person - reservations required. One adult must accompany each 10 students in the museum. Please note: Souvenirs sold to schoolchildren in groups only by prior arrangement with the teacher. Please contact the museum at the number below for price lists. 

Saturday: Museum admission $2.00 for all - no reservations required 

Call 205-755-1990 to make reservations for your school group

Teacher Resources: Download these pre-tour and post-tour activities for use in the classroom (CMP).

Facilities Rental
The Marbury Methodist Church building is available for weddings.

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