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American Village Citizenship Trust
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The American Village builds good citizens on the cornerstone of liberty. The American Village is a nationally-pioneering classroom and American history and civics education center that engages and inspires 35,000-40,000 students annually from Alabama and Southeastern states in experience-based academic programs related to American history, civics and government. Students “step into history” and discover the power and drama of America’s journey for independence, liberty, and self-government. The American Village is embarked on a journey to expand the number of students served on-campus to 100,000 each year, drawing school and youth groups from throughout the Nation. On the cornerstone of liberty, the American Village educates and inspires young people to: Know America’s history — the stories of our country’s legacy of liberty and those in every generation who have secured it Cherish the ideals of liberty — the founding principles on which our Nation, the Constitution, institutions of American self-government, and our civic responsibilities are based Serve our country as good citizens and leaders — all as stewards of liberty Remembering the Price of Liberty The timeless lesson of liberty is that freedom is not free. The American Village tells the compelling stories of not only America’s legacy of liberty, but of those in every generation who have served and sacrificed for that cause. Adjoining the hallowed ground of the Alabama National Cemetary, which will become the final resting place for almost 200,000 veterans, the American Village has been designated by public law as the Veterans Living Legacy. This campus is dedicated to honoring America’s veterans and their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. The American Village is preparing to engage and inspire 150,000 visitors each year to remember and honor our veterans and active military. The National Veterans Shrine uses multimedia to engage visitors in the stories of liberty and sacrifice, from generation to generation. It houses the Veterans Register of Honor which presents the names, photographs, and biographies of tens of thousands of veterans, living and dead, who have served our country. The Freedom Trail includes a replica of Concord's Old North Bridge, evoking the "shot heard 'round the world" and will include a Field of Honor representing soils taken from the blood-stained battlefields where brave Americans have served their country and the cause of freedom. The Trail will enable young and old alike to experience America’s journey for independence and freedom, especially remembering the cost of liberty. It will serve as an interpretive gateway adjoining the 490-acre National Veterans Cemetery, truly transforming these consecrated places into the “Arlington of the Southeast.” Cherishing the Constitution and America’s Charters of Freedom Our country faces growing national amnesia of the constitutional foundations of our freedom and self-government. On most school days at the American Village students step into roles as delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. They discover a remarkable document that begins with the words "We the People..." They gaze at the "Rising Sun Chair" and perhaps realize that individually as citizens and leaders they will help decide whether the sun is still a rising sun for our country. The American Village aims to broaden and enhance the impact of its programs based on the Constitution and America's Charters of Freedom. The centerpiece of this facility and educational program expansion will be Independence Hall and Congress Hall Classrooms. Inspired by America's Independence Hall and adjoining Congress Hall of Philadelphia, the American Village's expansion will be an extraordinary setting for both student and public programs with a compelling focus on America's great Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence The United States Constitution The Bill of Rights These documents are more than historic relics on old parchment. They represent what Jefferson called "the creed of our political faith; the text of civic instruction." They remain our Nation's fundamental principles that "secure the blessings of liberty" to this and future generations.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We so enjoyed our outing to the Festival of Tulips at American Village. The shuttles were great to take us all around the park. We enjoyed hearing the actors playing the black slave poet named Phillis Wheatley and Patrick Henry! We enjoyed seeing the museum, oval office, chapel, veteran's memorial, courthouse and other buildings. We dug our tulips and paid for them. Admission was $9 each on Wednesday for the visit. All the employees were very friendly and helpful. There were school children there and church groups, etc. There were plenty of restrooms open to the public on the property. The tulips were very pretty.

Thank Janice H
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1776Patriot, Public Relations Manager at American Village Citizenship Trust, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you Janice! We are so glad you and your guests enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

This was a wonderful Sunday afternoon outing. Beautiful pops of bold colors - row after row of tulips. Admission to the tulip field on weekends was $5.00 - this also gives you admission to other buildings on the grounds. Tulips may be picked ($1.50) - this includes the bulb so that you can take home for planting. Plenty of parking - carts run continuously throughout the park to pick up and carry you throughout the park. If you decide to walk the grounds - plenty of walking room and well kept grounds. Workers were friendly - excellent experience! Looking forward to next year's Tulip Festival!

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1776Patriot, Public Relations Manager at American Village Citizenship Trust, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Wow! What a wonderful review! Thank you. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Festival of Tulips at American Village. Come back to see us soon.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We went to the tulip festival and had a great time! The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed exploring the grounds. Not all of the buildings were open, but we enjoyed the ones that were. The staff was very friendly. Overall a fun afternoon with the family!

Thank c-wiggi
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1776Patriot, Public Relations Manager at American Village Citizenship Trust, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thanks! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope you come back soon.

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

This is a very good location that tells the story of the American Revolution. There are several replica buildings from that time period. The tour guides are in period dress and talk as though you are really in that time. You can learn to march in formation.. hear Thomas Jefferson speak... and be part of Paul Revere's ride (somewhat.) It's a great place for young persons learning about American Independence. I was wondering just what this might be in the Alabama countryside... but once there my family and I made had a full, fun day.

Thank Dennis W
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Fun, interesting and educational way to spend the day! It was hot but the planned scenes from history and the musical presentations were excellent. Take time to go back in time and visit this wonderful place!

Thank trippingtiger
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1776Patriot, Public Relations Manager at American Village Citizenship Trust, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thanks for your review of our Independence Day celebration! I will pass along your wonderful comments to our staff.

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