Hampton Inn Montgomery East
1401 East Blvd., Montgomery, Alabama, 36117, United States
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You have to see the country...
You have to see the country side! You wouldn't know that just a few miles is a pretty good sized city!(I've seen Atlanta so Montgomery doesn't seem too big to me.) My fondest memory was on our last trip there. I ride horses once a week at my lessons, and so far I've only walked, trotted, cantered, and jumped. We took the horse out in the field next door and galloped FULL SPEED! I've never galloped that fast and I've been riding for about 8 years! I LOVE horses so this was a BIG thing to me! I've never even seen a horse the size of Oakie, this horse stands 18.2h(just under 6 feet at the shoulder)!
first white house of the confederacy
this 1835 italianate style house was owned by colonel edmund s. harrison in 1861 when montgomery became the capital of the confederacy. harrison rented this home to the confederate states of america for the residence of president jefferson davis. davis lived in the house from february 1861 until the capital of the confederacy was moved to richmond virginia in may 1861. this house is listed on the national register of historic places. the first white house of the confederacy is furnished with period antiques and has on display artifacts of jefferson davis and his wife. open to the public by tour.
Midnight in Montgomery
Montgomery, Alabama, is certainly in the deep south. Hot, muggy, poor and dirty are words many use to describe this state capital. Downtown certainly falls into many of these categories. I was constantly amazed that the majority of the central city shut down around 5pm, even Subway sandwich shop, which is open until 2am in other cities.
But, Montgomery does have its uniqueness that offers a lot of southern charm. If you like barbecue and soul food, you'll be in heaven here. A country music fan? Head on over to Hank Williams' grave site. The capital building is a place full of history as is the "First White House of the Confederacy" -- the home of Jefferson Davis during the early years of the Civil War. Around the edges of the city is a well-established shopping and restaurant area that offers most major chains. This city is also home to Maxwell Air Force Base and the Air Force's Air University.
Want more? Better leave town! The Gulf Coast isn't too far away!
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