Voted as an Attraction of the Year in Alabama by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
Welcome to the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives. Located in Athens Alabama, we are proud to be a part of our military history with a large exhibit center, guided tours provided by local veterans, gift shop, meeting facilities, monthly coffee call and much more.
The Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives collection contains an impressive display of artifacts from the Revolutionary War until present day. Visitors can walk among the actual uniforms, medals, photos and weapons; hear stories and experiences about the nation’s wars from men and women who were actually there. With over 10,000 visitors last year, the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives has become a vital part of Athens Alabama, not only do we draw the local public to our museum to educate and teach of the sacrifices what it takes to keep our country free, we have visitors from all over the United States and other countries.
Thank you so much to Glenn Hall and his wonderful staff at Yesterdays Event Center! Each year they honor our Veterans with a free lunch and awesome show, it is always wonderful food and entertainment. Thank you for your very generous donation to the Alabama Veterans Museum building fund, we could not do what we do without wonderful people in our community! If you haven't already done so, check out the Yesterdays Event Center, you wont be disappointed!
Donations of precious military artifacts are received continually from veterans and their families who wish to see them preserved for future generations, we consider it an honor to do this. In order to continue to preserve, maintain and grow, our facility needs to expand.
The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives is conveniently located in Athens Alabama on Pryor Street, 2 blocks west of Athens State College.
Tours & Events – July, 2017
July 1st – 8:00am-9:30am - Coffee Call, Powers Room July 3rd – 11:30am - L/C Historical Society Meeting, Powers Room. July 3rd - Faith and Courage Exhibit honoring the service and heroism of U.S. Military Chaplains from World War I and World War II. The event is free. The exhibit is available for viewing Monday through Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM. July 8th – 10:00am - Submariners, Powers Room July 11th – 11:00am - Seasoned in Life Tour/Meal (30), Powers Room July 11th – 6:00pm - Marine Corps League, Powers Room July 18th – 10:00am - Arab School System Tour (40) July 18th – 11:30am - Museum Board Meeting, Powers Room July 19th – 11:00am - Senior Fellowship, Powers Room July 20th – 7:00pm - SCV, Powers Room July 22nd – 8:00am - NARFE, Powers Room