Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Montgomery, Alabama, where the struggle for civil rights was played out on a national stage. In no time you’ll be strolling past historic Civil War landmarks or following the Civil Rights Trail.
Alabama’s capital city is filled with sites signifying historic benchmarks in Southern history. From our Montgomery hotels, it’s easy to hop on a Lightning Route trolley bus and tour the city’s Civil War landmarks. The Confederacy was born in the impressive Alabama State Capitol building; look for the six-sided star marking the spot where Jefferson Davis took the oath of office in 1861 as President of the Confederacy. Admission is free. Across the street in a handsome 1835 Italianate mansion is the first White House of the Confederacy. One hundred years after the Civil War, another struggle was played out on the streets of Montgomery. On the Civil Rights Trail, you can see the pulpit where Dr. Martin Luther King began his ministry and visit the Civil Rights Memorial, designed by architect Maya Lin. Listen as Rosa Parks discusses her refusal to move to the back of the bus at the Rosa Parks Museum.
Our hotels in Montgomery put you conveniently close to unpretentious and affordable restaurants serving genuine Southern cuisine. Try the chicken and dumplings or coconut cream pie at Martin’s, family-owned and -operated since the 1930s. Or head downtown to the homestyle meals at the Farmers Market Cafe, or picnic along the waterfront at Riverwalk. It’s a short drive from our Montgomery hotels to Old Cloverdale for dining and shopping.
Book your room at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Montgomery to enjoy this laidback center of Southern culture. Visit in October for Alabama’s National Fair or in June for the Julibee CityFest street party.