Even if you’re not a prospective student, touring this monumental campus is well worth the time. From the Quad, where the University is Anchored, to the new stretches of the institution towards Bryce Hospital, and Bryant-Denny Stadium, you’ll find a plethora of landmarks.
This raised Creole cottage in the Greek Revival style was built by Moses McGuire, Tuscaloosa’s first probate judge. The McGuire-Strickland home is most famous for its wood frame structure which is believed to be the oldest wooden structure in Tuscaloosa. The hand work shows early Alabama workmanship with locally cut and prepared pine of which some pieces predate the Revolutionary War.
The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at The University of Alabama presents a year-round schedule of changing exhibitions devoted to contemporary arts, including works from the Permanent Collection.
The Paul W. Bryant Museum is dedicated to: Educating and inspiring a universal audience about the significant contributions and accomplishments of University of Alabama collegiate athletes.
In 2008, Paul R. Jones donated a portion of his collection of African American art to the University of Alabama. With over 1,700 pieces, the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama is one of the largest collections of African American art in the world.
The Old Tavern has been a fixture in downtown Tuscaloosa since the time of the capital era. Innkeeper William Dunton built the structure in 1827, three blocks from its current site as a tavern and hotel on the stagecoach route that passed through Tuscaloosa.
Tuscaloosa’s first licensed black mortician, Mr. Will J. Murphy, built this two-story craftsman bungalow in the early 1920s as his private residence. Materials from the old state capitol building a few blocks away, such as bricks and window sills, were salvaged when it burned in 1923 and used in the house’s construction. Today, the structure operates as a museum focusing on the lifestyle of affluent blacks during the early 1900s. The Murphy-Collins House is the home of the Murphy African American Museum
Visitor Center phone: (205) 507-2252 Gift Shop phone: (205) 507-2268 Monday thru Friday – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Closed Saturday, Sunday and Major Holidays No charge to tour Visitor Center/museum