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Our Organization

Since 1966, Historic Tuscaloosa has been preserving and promoting Tuscaloosa County’s historic resources. A non-profit organization, the society's mission is to develop an awareness and appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of our community.

Our Society has enjoyed steady growth over the years and is recognized as one of the strongest preservation groups in the Southeast.

Our Objectives

Specific objectives of Historic Tuscaloosa include:

  • To seek to educate all citizens of the county about its heritage

  • To collect, organize, and catalog information and materials related to local heritage

  • To encourage tourism by arranging and organizing tours and pilgrimages;

  • Maintaining information files regarding the heritage of our community.

  • To encourage and participate in the identification and preservation of old homes, buildings, and historic sites throughout Tuscaloosa County and to promote the use and appreciation of these assets;

  • To involve local governments, educational institutions, and other organizations in specific projects promoting the purpose of Historic Tuscaloosa.

Our Objectives
Our Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is for the Tuscaloosa County community to understand and appreciate the irreplaceable value of historic buildings and places and their relevance to modern life and recognize the economic and cultural benefits of preservation. We envision communities where new development complements and reinforces thriving downtowns and our historic neighborhoods

Our  Members

Our members are what keep Historic Tuscaloosa alive. Members help run our society through a recommendation board and donate their time and efforts to help us preserve our historical sites.

Our members enjoy free tours of all Society structures, free admission to lectures, and premier access to Society-sponsored events, such as our annual homes tours, fundraisers, member-only parties, and our yearly Ramble trip.

We would love to have you as a member of the Historic Tuscaloosa! 

Our Members

Historic Tuscaloosa staff operates and maintains five historic landmarks :

Old Tavern


Battle-Friedman House


Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion


Murphy-Collins House


McGuire-Strickland House

Our Properties

Meet The Faces of Our Organization

Since the organizations inception in 1966, the team at Historic Tuscaloosa has worked tirelessly to promote our cause. We are fortunate to have volunteers and staff from all walks of life who bring their unique expertise and resources into everything we do. This is what enables us to achieve our goals year after year.

See what it's all about.....

Every event we organize is unique in its own way, and we’re happy to share some of the highlights from past fundraisers. Take a look at the gallery below to get a better idea of what you can expect at our upcoming event.

Support Our  Mission

Our mission is to develop an awareness and appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of Tuscaloosa County.

We are a non-profit that operates based on grants, gifts, and the support of our community.

If you are unable to participate as a member but would like to support our cause, donations can be made at the link below. 

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