Selma Tour Guide – Helping You Discover Selma Alabama
Selma Tour Guide was developed to provide tourists and residents with information on interesting things to see and do in the Selma/ Dallas County area. Selma Tour Guide’s website features an “Event Calendar” that is maintained by the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information. There are always activities going on that are family friendly and are enjoyed by people of all ages. Also included on the Selma Tour Guide website is a list of “Attractions” which include a wide variety of places to enjoy. Museums and indoor venues such as Old Depot Museum, National Voting Rights Museum, Selma Interpretive Center, Sturdivant Hall Museum and Gift Shop to name a few. Outdoor venues include Brown Chapel AME Church and Martin Luther King Monument, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Historic Water Avenue and Riverfront Park. Not far away is Old Cahawba Archaeological Park which is the site of Alabama’s first state capitol. Selma boasts the largest contiguous historic district in Alabama. Visit our Attraction Finder Page for driving directions and phone numbers. From Civil War to Civil Rights and beyond. History lives in Selma.
Old Live Oak Cemetery, located on Dallas Avenue in the heart of Selma, is another tourist favorite with its beautiful hand carved marble monuments and the ancient Magnolia and Live Oak trees that are draped with Spanish moss. The cemetery provides year-round enjoyment for it's visitors and in the spring you will see many beautiful azaleas and dogwood trees that are in bloom. Selma Tour Guide and Cemetery Preservation Group have developed a Self-Guided Walking Tour Brochure that can be downloaded here or you can pick up a free copy at the cemetery. There are many interesting people buried in Selma’s first burial ground including William Rufus King who is the only Alabamian elected as Vice President of the United States. Also buried here is Benjamin Sterling Turner who was a former slave and was the first African American from Alabama to be elected to the US Congress. Selma Tour Guide has included Abraham Lincoln’s sister-in-law, Elodie Todd Dawson, and approximately 40 other interesting people in the Self-Guided Walking Tour Brochure.
Cemetery Preservation Group’s mission is to restore, preserve and protect historic cemeteries as well as to provide educational publications, walking tours, videos, and educational programs.
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