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Alabama Constitutional Village 

Hours of Operation : Tuesday - Saturday   10am - 4pm (Mar-Oct)
Address:
109 Gates Ave
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-564-8100                 

EarlyWorks Museums

Tuesday - Saturday  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed: Thanksgiving, Dec 24, 25 and Jan 1st
Address:
404 Madison Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-564-8100

Historic Huntsville Depot

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MAR-DEC)
Address:
320 Church St.
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 564-8100 

Civil War soldiers, a Talking Tree and whimmy diddles - see them all at the EarlyWorks Museums- Alabama Constitution Village, the Historic Huntsville Depot and EarlyWorks Children's History Museum.

These three museums in downtown Huntsville will take you on a journey back in time-- experience history come to life in unique settings such as a 46-foot river keelboat, an 1860's era depot or the cabinet shop where delegates stood to sign the Alabama State Constitution in 1819. Your incredible adventure awaits at the South's largest hands-on history museum complex! 

Botanical Gardens

Welcome to the Garden

In this dynamic young garden you will find inviting woodland paths, stunning floral collections and exhibits to delight visitors of all ages.

Paths meander through the shady woodlands of the Dogwood Trail and the lush fern glade, while native wildflowers quietly populate the Nature Trail. Daylily and herb gardens rival or surpass those of older, more mature botanical gardens. The demonstration vegetable garden showcases varieties of produce and inspires home gardeners.

The 5-acre Central Corridor Gardens, featuring aquatic, perennial, and annual displays are ablaze with color from early spring through fall. The Garden of Hope celebrates life and affords a place for quiet contemplation and observation of nature.

The summer of 2006 saw the completion of the Nature Center and Children's Garden complex: the largest seasonal butterfly house in the nation, where brightly colored butterflies live in their natural habitat, turtles sun themselves on rocks, frogs croak, and the rush of a waterfall takes you to a place of serenity, combined with a place where children can delight in a garden of their very own, where they can hide in a Secret Garden; host a special birthday party in the Half-Acre Wood; view aquaponics in action inside the Space Garden's real space ship; and see the world through a kaleidoscope of colors in the Rainbow Garden.

Seasonal activities enhance the visitor experience.

Hours

May-September

  • Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12-6 p.m.

October-April

  • Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12-5 p.m.

The Garden is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Please note that the Nature Center/Butterfly House is open May through September.

Admission Fees:

  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $10
  • Children 3-18: $5
  • Children 2 and under: Free
  • Seniors (55+) & military personnel: $8

Sales tax will be added to all admission fees.

Admission fees may be changed without notice.

2008 Events Preview

Fall Festival

  • September-October: Scarecrow Trail and Enchanted Forest
  • September 9: Annual Meeting
  • September (tbd): Fall Wine Tasting
  • October 2: Garden Lovers Plant Auction - Arbor
  • October 3-4: Herb Fair
  • October 25: BOOtanica and Hoot in the Woods

Galaxy of Lights Holiday Festival

  • November 4, 11, 18: Holiday Luncheon Series
  • November 13-16: Galaxy of Lights Member Walking Nights
  • November 20-23: Galaxy of Lights Public Walking Nights
  • November 27-December 31: Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights

This schedule is subject to change.

Burritt on the Mountain

Burritt on the Mountain — A Living Museum has been referred to as a "Jewel on the Mountain." Start with Dr. William Henry Burritt's eclectic mansion, add a historic park with restored 19th century houses including barnyard and animals, and finally throw in the artistic side with concerts, plays and exhibits, and you have a delightful mixture of old and new for young and old!

In 1955 Dr. Burritt willed his mansion and surrounding acres of Round-Top Mountain to the city of Huntsville, making it Huntsville's first museum. Since that time, volunteers and community activists have brought original homes from the area to Burritt to be restored and utilized as an educational facility. Our interpreters are always busy demonstrating activities as one would see on a 19th century farm. Blacksmithing, spinning, and cooking over an open hearth are just some of the skills employed in our historic park. In the Burritt Barnyard visitors can get up close and personal with an animal that would have been used for work, wool, or even food for the farmers and their families.

They are located at 3101 Burritt Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801 . Please call the Museum Office at (256) 536-2882 for any questions.

 Space and Rocket Center

U.S. Space & Rocket Center
PO BOX 070015
Huntsville, Alabama 35807-7015

www.spacecamp.com

Customer Service 800-637-7223
24-Hour Operator 256-837-3400
Customer Service Fax 256-890-3369
Camper Services 256-721-7185
Camper Services Fax 256-721-7135
Nurses Station 256-721-7162
Food Services 256-721-7138
Gift Shop 256-721-7116
Huntsville Tourism 256-772-2348

More Nearby attractions include : Sciquest Museum, Huntsville Museum of Arts, the Weeden House and the Veterans Museum.

For more information on Nearby attractions please visit The Huntsville Visitors Bureau at: www.huntsville.org . Or by phone at (256) 533.5723.