100 West Pryor Street - Athens, Alabama (256) 771-7578 Hours: Monday through Saturday - 9:00AM - 3:00PM
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.
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.
Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives Tours & Events
Veterans Day Parade, Nov 7, 2020
All entrance registrations must be received by Monday, Nov 2.
Position numbers will be given once all entrants are assessed for proper placing. This will be done no later than Nov 6th.
Parade start will be at Athens High School (new), beginning at 9:30, lineup on Eagle Dr. All entrants must be in place by 10:15, parade will end at Hometown Grocery.
Parade participants will dress in appropriate attire befitting the occasion.
Parade participants are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous manner. No items will be thrown from any vehicle in the parade. Walking entrants may hand/pass out items (No political literature.)
Absolutely no alcoholic beverages permitted.
Participants riding in vehicles or trailers must provide their own vehicles and drivers. Insurance and liability are the sole responsibility of participants. Under no circumstances shall any participant, unit or entry move to a different position within the parade line-up, before or during the parade, except under the direction of a Parade Marshal. Riding participants will not be permitted to jump off and back on units/entries while the parade is in progress.
These rules are subject to change on short notice. Advance notice will be given appropriately. Failure to comply with the parade rules will result in unit member or entire unit (entry) removal from the parade (even if in progress) and/or future participation banning.