The Preservation Society operates and maintains five historical landmarks across the city of Tuscaloosa. We help to preserve the history of our city and county through using these structures as doorways into the past. We interact with the Tuscaloosa community and visiting tourists by using our structures to conduct daily tours, school field trips, and community projects. It is our goal that when guests enter a Preservation Society structure, that they are transported by to its original time period, whether that is the 1820's of the Old Tavern, the 1860's of the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion, or the early 1900's of the Murphy-Collins House. Choose a button below to learn more about our structures.
TAKE A TOUR
Tours for three of our five structures are free to the public and are offered every Tuesday-Saturday. The Old Tavern tour begins at 1:30pm on each of those days, followed by the Battle-Friedman House at 2:30pm, and then the Jemison-Van De Graaff Mansion at 3:30pm.
The Murphy-Collins House, which houses the Murphy African American Museum is open for tours by appointment.
The McGuire-Strickland House is only open for touring on special occasions as it houses the local Capitol School.