Arab Historic Village

Arab Historic Village One of the most widely-toured Historic destinations in the Southeast | Original buildings date back


844 Shoal Creek Trl
Arab, AL

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8am - 11am
12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 8am - 11am
12pm - 3pm
Thursday 8am - 11am
12pm - 3pm
Friday 8am - 11am
12pm - 3pm


(256) 586-3866


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Arab Historic Village - one of the most widely-toured Historic destinations in the Southeast

Development of the Arab Historic Village was started in 1991 as a Centennial project of the Arab Historical Society. In cooperation with the City of Arab, the Historical Society continues to develop the Village that lies nestled behind the Arab City Park, as a tribute to the pioneer-spirited people who settled & built this area into the prosperous, community-minded place it is today.

At the present time, ten buildings have been completed, including the 1935 Hunt School, 1912 Rice Church, Smith’s County Store, Elvin Light Museum, Ruth’s Club House, Grist Mill, Blacksmith Shop, & the Boyd Farmhouse, which dates back to the late 1800’s. All are preserved with authentic decor & furnishings through the 1940’s & portray a North Central Alabama rural community of that time.

The Village is ideal for school field trips, as students learn what life was like in the 1880-1940 era. Cost is $5 per student. Special events include “Back When Day” in April, “Arab Community Fair” in September (vendors welcome), & “Santa in the Park” in December.

To book a tour or to schedule your school field trip, please call 256.586.6793, or email [email protected]. Village open March-October, Th-F: 10 am-3 pm, Sat: 1 pm-4 pm.

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