The Old Tavern one of the oldest structures in the care of the Preservation Society. The Tavern was built in 1827 on Broad Street, now University Blvd., in downtown Tuscaloosa. The Old Tavern was built as an inn and gathering place and was ideally situated just down the road from the new  state capitol building and on the same block as the stagecoach stop and livery stables for travelers. In its later year's the Tavern became a private home to Tuscaloosa's residents before it was given to the Preservation Society in 1966.

In 1966, the Old Tavern was in danger of being demolished and forgotten. The Hugh Thomas Bridge over the Black Warrior River was being built and the Tavern's location put it right in the middle of the construction bustle. A group of Tuscaloosa citizens formed and raised funds and volunteers to move the Tavern from its location on University Blvd. to Capitol Park where now resides.  During the move and further construction of the Thomas Bridge, numerous artifacts where discovered at the Old Tavern original site and are now on display inside the tavern.  

The Tavern is available for touring every Tuesday-Saturday at 1:30pm. Group and school tours are also available by calling the Preservation Society at 205-758-2238 or emailing us at info@historictuscaloosa.org. 

Love the look and feel of the Old Tavern? You can also rent our space for private parties, meetings and events! Find out more at the link below. 

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Look around the inside and outside of the Old Tavern with our interactive tool below. You can read stories, see pictures and different views of the building, and learn interesting facts from its history. If you're looking for more information on the Tavern, make sure to click the "Tour Virtually" link above.

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TUSCALOOSA County PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Please call the Executive Office at
(205) 758-2238 or email info@historictuscaloosa.org

TCPS Office
P.O. Box 1665

Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

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