Montgomery, Alabama, is a city rich in history. It was named after Richard Montgomery, an Irish soldier from the 1700s, Montgomery is the state capital and the second largest city in Alabama. When you visit, you are sure to notice that many of the attractions around the city are related to its history. Indeed, Montgomery is a great place to visit for those looking to learn a little bit about US history – particularly about civil rights.
Some of the historical attractions that you can enjoy while staying in the Montgomery area include:
- Civil Rights Memorial – A monument dedicated to the men and women who fought for civil rights in America.
- First White House of the Confederacy – The house the served as the home of Jefferson Davis, who served as President of the Confederate States from 1861-1865, during the Civil War.
- Alabama State Capitol – Visit the state capitol building, which is listed as the First Confederate Capitol.
- Rosa Parks Museum – A museum dedicated to the events surrounding the Montgomery Bus Boycott that occurred from 1955-1956.
- Freedom Rides Museum – This bus station has been turned into a museum to commemorate an on-site protest that happened in 1961 as part of the civil rights movement.
You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy learning about Montgomery’s history at these interesting attractions. And, after you are done for the day, return to Sonesta ES Suites Montgomery for some rest and relaxation. Our suites are sure to feel more like home than a hotel room thanks to spacious layouts, fully-equipped kitchens, comfortable bedding, and many other homey touches. Follow this link to book your stay, or give us a call to speak to a member of our team in person.