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Month Flat Week Day
Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Categories: Community Event *

B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) Bike Tour of Old Cahawba

Saturday, October 1

10 am – 12 noon

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville (near Selma)


Come explore on two-wheels Alabama's most famous ghost town! The fall foliage and mild temperatures make this time of year ideal for discovering Cahawba's historic setting. On this two-hour tour your guide will lead you over four miles of mostly unpaved roads, exploring a landscape of relics, ruins, and graveyards. Bring your bike, water, and snacks.

Directions: From downtown Selma, take Highway 22 (Dallas Avenue) west 8.6 miles. Cross over the Cahaba River and turn left onto County Road 9 and follow this 3.3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto County Road 2 and follow this 1.5 miles until you see the Welcome Center on the right. Welcome Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.

Fee: $15.00 per person

For more information contact Jonathan Matthews at or call the park at 334-872-8058.


Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this significant archaeological site.