Alabama Mining Museum

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Location: Dora. (33°43'53.18"N, 87° 5'23.55"W)
Open: All year Tue-Fri 8:30-13, Sat 10-12. [2007]
Light: electric.
Guided tours:  
Address: Alabama Mining Museum, 120 East Street, Dora, AL 35062, Tel: +1-205-648-2442.
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1935 gym built by WPA.
1984 Alabama Mining Museum opened.



The Alabama Mining Museum is located in a gym which was built in 1935 by WPA. It was designed as the Official State Coal Mining Museum of Alabama. The collections include memorabilia, artefacts of mining history and the daily life of the miners. There is a train from the 1900s with mining cars and many other tools of the era between 1890 and 1940. The

1900s train, mining cars, Focusing on the total concept of coal mining in Alabama from 1890 to 1940. In 1984 the Alabama Mining Museum was designated by the Alabama State Senate as The one-room Black school, the Old Wyatt Elementary School, the 1900s Kellerman Post Office, and Oakman Depot are typical above ground institutions which influenced the culture of the miners and their families.