Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Confederate Memorial Park - Mountain Creek, Alabama

Original Flag in Museum
With the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War now underway, many people across the nation are focusing on the past and the events that took place from 1861-1865.

In Alabama, one of the best places to learn about the role of the state in the brutal conflict is the museum at the Confederate Memorial Park in Mountain Creek. The park is located off U.S. 31 between Montgomery and Birmingham and offers a museum that is among the finest in the state.

Museum at Confederate Memorial Park
In addition to weapons, original flags and other artifacts, visitors can trace the history of the Civil War in Alabama to learn about the events that took place in the state as well as the service given by Alabama's soldiers on fronts throughout the South. The museum also traces the history of the Old Soldiers Home for Confederate Veterans that once stood on the grounds of the 102 acre park.

The park includes ruins of the Old Soldiers Home, two cemeteries containing the graves of hundreds of Alabama's Confederate veterans, as well as several historic structures including the old Mountain Creek Post Office.

To learn more about the park, please visit

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