NOW OPEN: Dothan welcomes Alabama Agricultural Museum with grand reopening [PHOTOS]

Alabama Agricultural Museum
Performers at the grand reopening. (Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager)

Alabama Agricultural Museum hosted its grand reopening on Monday, January 10 at 10AM in Dothan’s Landmark Park. Attended by Governor Kay Ivey herself, the event commemorated Alabama’s rich agricultural history and culture. Read on for more details on the museum and how to plan your next visit.

Alabama Agricultural Museum’s grand reopening

Alabama Agricultural Museum
Governor Ivey exploring the new museum. (Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager)

According to Landmark Park’s website, the museum has been on Park property in Dothan since 1992. So, while it’s not *new* per se, it did get a major facelift, which calls for celebration.

The reopening showcased all new exhibits spread across the 6,000-square-foot space. The museum highlights agricultural history across the Wiregrass region from the 1890s. Bonus? Some of the artifacts from Landmark Park’s collection are also on display.

Governor Ivey joins the party

Alabama Agricultural Museum
Alabama Agricultural Museum is a great way to learn about Alabama’s history. (Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager)

Governor Kay Ivey made the trip down to Dothan to help celebrate the reopening. She shared that her rural roots made the exhibit especially meaningful, and is incredibly excited for Alabama students to have a new, interactive way to discover our history.

“This is history at its best. It’s a great way to teach our young people about the past, and to know where they came from. When they know what the past was like, they can work toward the future. I am very proud to be here and be a part of this.”

—Governor Kay Ivey, Alabama

Plan your visit to Alabama Agricultural Museum

Alabama Agricultural Museum
The museum is now open for visits. (Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager)

Looking for an interactive Alabama history lesson? It’s time to plan your trip to Dothan.

Here are the need-to-knows when visiting Alabama Agricultural Museum:

  • Location: 430 Landmark Dr, Dothan, AL 36302
  • Hours: Wed-Sat: 10AM-4PM; Sun: 1-4PM; closed Mon and Tues
  • Price: Admission to the museum is free with your paid Landmark Park admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members and children 2 and under).

Social distancing and masks are encouraged while inside the museum.

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Madison Croxson
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