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Explore the Wealth of Things to Do in Tuskegee, AL

From the history of the Tuskegee Airmen to the thrill of Tuskegee University football, our hotel near Alabama University lets you experience the best of the area in elegant comfort. Here are a few Tuskegee area attractions:

Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
(334) 727-8347

Civil Rights Historic Tours
Tuskegee University and the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center are located along the historical Alabama Civil Rights Trail. The National Park Service offers tours of The George Washington Carver Museum and Booker T. Washington’s home, The Oaks. The University, which was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, has in housed in its Archives one of the largest collections on Lynchings in the United States from 1881-1964. Not far from the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center are Moton Field and the National Tuskegee Airmen Museum.

In addition, Tuskegee University football and other athletics are a big draw for alumni and fans alike. Other sports include basketball, baseball, cross country, tennis, track and more. Find more information about Tuskegee athletic programs or view the Tuskegee University football schedule.

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site & Moton Field
1616 Chappie James Ave.
Tuskegee, AL 36083
(334) 724-0922
Hours: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)

Let your mind drift back 60 years and picture young men and women diligently carving out a place for themselves in history as America's first African-American military pilots and support staff. Currently housed in a temporary visitor center, the site features exhibits and five historic films exploring the history of the Airmen of Tuskegee. Guided walks are available to historic Moton Field, site of basic and primary flight training for the pilots. There are also 3 scavenger hunts for children. A small bookstore features a variety of items. Handicapped accessible. Free admission.

George Washington Carver Museum
Tuskegee Institute
1212 Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 6087
(334) 727-3200
Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)

Located on campus, the George Washington Carver Museum focuses on Dr. Carver's far-reaching career in agriculture, chemurgy and chemistry. Exhibits also include "The Tuskegee Album," depicting the development and growth of Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University). Programs include films on the lives of George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington. Black History programs in February and Carver Crafts Festival the second Saturday in May. Reservations required for groups. Handicapped accessible. Free admission.

Booker T. Washington Home
905 W Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36083
(334) 727-3301
Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day)

In 1899, Booker T. Washington built the Oaks, his first home. Built with bricks made by students and faculty at Tuskegee Institute (now University), the house is adjacent to the campus on property owned by Washington. Although Washington's work kept him away from home about six months a year, the house reflects the broad interests of the Washington family and is furnished with Washington’s furniture and personal effects. Handicapped accessible. Free admission.

Rosa Parks Library and Museum
252 Montgomery Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 241-8661

You can see the museum in a few hours or spend a day here, reading and studying closely all that the museum has to offer. Parents will find the museum a great way to bring this bit of Alabama and national history to life in a way no book can.

The Tuskegee University Chapel
The chapel has played a significant role in the spiritual development of generations of Tuskegee students. The original chapel was designed by Robert P. Taylor, director of Tuskegee Institute's Department of Mechanical Industries and the first African-American graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Built between 1896 and 1898 through the generosity of the Phelps Stokes family, the chapel was constructed almost entirely using student labor, with 1,200,000 bricks made from Alabama clay in the Institute brickyard. It was the first building in Macon County, Alabama to contain interior electrical lights, which were installed by the instructor and students of the Institute's electrical division. The stained-glass chancel windows, later known as the "Singing Windows," portrayed 11 beloved Negro spirituals and were installed in a 1932 chapel renovation. A writer for the New York Sun referred to the Tuskegee Chapel as "A Cathedral in the Black Belt.” The original chapel was destroyed by fire in 1957, and the new one was built a decade later by architects Paul Rudolph of New York and the African-American firm of John A. Welch and Louis Fry (both Welch and Fry were former Tuskegee Institute Faculty members). With an awe-inspiring sanctuary and reproductions of the “Singing Windows,” the new chapel represents a gift from thousands of grateful alumni. This fascinating structure is widely studied by architecture students because it lacks any right angles. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable structures designed for any college in the United Stated and abroad" and has hosted several eminent guest speakers, including U.S. Presidents, foreign heads of state, Mary McLeod Bethune and Martin Luther King Jr. The famed Tuskegee University "Golden Voices" Concert Choir also performs here.

State of Alabama Civil Rights Trail Tour
This tour includes destinations in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Tuskegee. Download the complete Alabama Civil Rights Museum Trail brochure.

Highlights:

  • Visitor’s center at the Civil Rights Memorial in Downtown Montgomery – Includes exhibits about momentous events in the city and a Wall of Tolerance to promote racial justice
  • Vetegee Stadium
  • Rosa Parks Museum
  • Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where King preached
  • Dexter Parsonage Museum
  • Interpretive center – Along the route of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March, commemorating where marchers camped after being forced from their homes for attempting to register to vote
  • Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma – Where marchers were attacked in 1965
  • National Voting Rights Museum
  • Birmingham Civil Rights District - Includes Kelly Ingram Park, where marches were formed; the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where four girls were killed by a racist's bomb; the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, one of the nation's three accredited civil rights museums
  • Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multi-Cultural Center

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Offering 10 golf courses that let you build your own golfing excursion. For reservations, visit their website, call (800) 949-4444 or email info@rtjgolf.com.

The Shoppes at Eastchase
7274 Eastchase Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36117
(334) 279-6046
Located at Taylor Road and I-85, this outdoor mall features many popular stores and a variety of restaurants. Includes Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Williams-Sonoma and Dillard’s.

 

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