Cultural Attractions

Visit the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau's website or the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism website for more detailed information about these and other attractions in The Shoals.

Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Alabama Music Hall of Fame

This museum is ideal for those who love music and music history. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame showcases Alabamians who have had a great impact on the music industry.

Phone: (800) 239-2643

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. May through October
(Closed on Sundays November through April)


Admission:

Adults - $8.00
Students (13-18) - $7.00
Seniors (55 & older) - $7.00
Children (6-12) - $5.00
Children (5 & under) - Free

Belle Mont Mansion

Belle Mont Mansion

The Belle Mont Mansion (c. 1832) features Jefferson Palladian architecture (brick, u-shaped structure) and is open for groups of 10 or more by appointment.

Phone: (256) 381-5052

Children's Museum of the Shoals

Children Museum of the Shoals

The Children's Museum of the Shoals has many exhibits and programs for kids to encourage creativity and intellectual growth. A playground and walking trails are located at Deibert Park, which is adjacent to the museum.

Phone: (256) 765-0500
Fax: (256) 764-7377

Hours of Operation:

Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission
:
Under 2 years - Free
Ages 2 and up - $5.00
Museum Members - Free

Coon Dog Cemetery

The Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard contains over 185 graves, beginning with “Troop” in 1937.

Phone: (256) 383-0783

Hours of Operation:
Open during daylight hours year-round.

Free admission.

Edith Newman Culver Memorial Museum

This museum houses U.S. Civil War relics and Indian artifacts, and serves as the town museum for Waterloo, Alabama.

Phone: (256) 767-6081

Hours of Operation:
Call for hours

Admission:
$2.00

Helen Keller’s Birthplace (Ivy Green)

Helen Keller Birthplace

Helen Keller’s Birthplace is world-renowned as the place where Anne Sullivan helped Helen Keller, the “First Lady of Courage,” learn to communicate with the outside world.

Phone: (256) 383-4066

See Festivals & Events for information on The Miracle Worker, a play performed each summer in The Shoals.

Hours of Operation:
Monday -- Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Last tour starts at 3:45 p.m. daily

Admission:
Adults - $6.00
Students (Ages 5 to 18) - $2.00
Seniors & AAA Members - $5.00
Military (Active and Retired) - $5.00
Groups of 20 or more - $5.00 per adult; $1.50 per child
(Group reservations requested)

Indian Mound & Museum

This mound was built by Indians that lived along the Tennessee River thousands of years ago. The museum houses Indian artifacts.

Phone: (256) 760-6427

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults - $2.00
Students - $0.50

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts

Kennedy Douglass Center

The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is an art gallery, educational facility, and the center for the promotion of cultural events such as Arts Alive in downtown Florence.

Phone: (256) 760-6379

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Admission

LaGrange College Site Park & Antebellum Cemetery

The LaGrange College Site Park is the site of Alabama’s first college, which was established in 1830. Although the college was destroyed in the Civil War, the site features an antebellum cemetery, log-cabin museum, country store, bed and breakfast, and outbuildings.

Phone: (256) 446-9324

Hours of Operation:
Park:
Open daily
Welcome Center:
Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Other times by appointment

Free Admission

Pope's Tavern Museum

Pope's Tavern

Pope’s Tavern has served as a tavern, an inn, a stagecoach stop, and a hospital during the U.S. Civil War. Pope’s Tavern Museum exhibits antiques, items from the U.S. Civil War, as well as pioneer artifacts.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults: $2.00
Children: $0.50

Ritz Theater

Ritz Theater

A restored silent movie theater, the Ritz Theater hosts the Center Stage Community Theater’s four annual plays.

Phone: (256) 383-0533

Rosenbaum House by Frank Lloyd Wright

Rosenbaum House

The Rosenbaum House is the only house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Alabama and open to the public in the southeast region.

Phone: (256) 740-8899

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults - $8.00
Seniors & Students - $5.00

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art supports arts in The Shoals through art exhibitions, art competitions, workshops, and an educational outreach program. It houses the Martin Petroglyph, featuring ancient sandstone carvings.

Phone: (256) 383-0533

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, major holidays, and between exhibitions

Admission:
Call for admission prices

W.C. Handy Home & Museum

WC Handy

The “Father of the Blues”, William Christopher Handy, was born in Florence in 1873. The W.C. Handy Home and Museum has an outstanding collection of memorabilia from W.C. Handy’s life.

Phone: (256) 760-6434

See Festivals & Events for information on the W.C. Handy Music Festival.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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