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Included in your packets upon arrival will be your itinerary for the day of speakers, tours, and award presentations, as well as information on historical landmarks,  nearby area attractions, parks, monuments, and can’t miss murals.

 

Things To Do and See:

Alabama State Capitol

First White House of the Confederacy

Horace King

The two cantilevered spiral staircases in the Capitol building were designed and built by freed slave Horace King who was famous for the design and construction of many covered bridges across the south. King later went on to become a Republican member of the House of Representatives from 1868 to 1872.

Loblolly Pine

This Loblolly pine is growing on the Capitol grounds is grown from  seeds that journeyed to the moon and back with the Apollo 14 flight in 1971! 

Senate Chamber

AL Senate chamber from 1851-1985:  The original “egyptian marble” mantelpieces are still intact. Replicas of original desks and chairs, as well as oil burning chandelier and column scones. 

Before You Arrive…

Create and use this FREE Levels of Government manipulative to understand the roles that each level plays in our daily lives.