Birmingham History Center

Birmingham History Center

Presented by Birmingham History Center at Birmingham History Center

The Birmingham History Center collects and preserves an array of historic objects, books, clothing, photographs, machinery, documents and other items of historic significance to Birmingham and Jefferson County communities. About a quarter of the museum’s holdings are on display Monday-Friday in the renovated pre-1900’s gallery, weaving together the different histories of modern Birmingham’s people and pastimes. Anyone interested in discussing the donation of historic material should call Executive Director Jerry Desmond at 205-202-4146. Beside exhibits, the center supports and hosts events focusing on the area’s history and history-makers. It is sustained by donations of artifacts, cash contributions, memberships, and foundation grants supporting a $250,000 annual budget. To learn more about how you can help support the museum’s activities, visit the Membership and Support page.  Museum staff also work with other history-related groups and associations.

Holidays: The museum will be closed on the following holidays. However, staff can arrange special weekend and after-hours group tours.  Closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor
Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Free parking is available adjacent to the Young & Vann building off First Avenue North. Birmingham History Center corner of First Avenue North and 18th Street (1731 First Avenue North) within the historic Young and Vann building

Admission Info

$4 adults/$3 seniors; $2 students. Children age 6 and under are free.

Dates & Times

2010/09/20 - 2037/01/01

Additional time info:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 p.m.
Weekend and after-hours group tours are available by appointment (205) 202-4146.

Location Info

Birmingham History Center

1731 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203