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Alabama Capitol, governor’s mansion reopen 1 year after pandemic

The Alabama Capitol
The Alabama Capitol(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated: Mar. 10, 2021 at 10:25 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - In a new sign that things are beginning to return to some sort of normalcy a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Kay Ivey has announced the reopening of both the state Capitol and Governor’s Mansion to the public.

The reopenings are effective immediately, giving tourists access to two of Montgomery’s most visited buildings.

“As more Alabamians voluntarily get vaccinated and our COVID-19 numbers continue in an encouraging direction, it is only proper that our state capitol and governor’s mansion are once again open to the public,” Governor Ivey said. “I appreciate the people of Alabama being patient and abiding by the COVID-19 protocols, however, I’m excited to announce that we can safely welcome folks back for a visit.”

Gold ribbons hang on the gate at the Alabama Governor's Mansion on S. Perry Street in...
Gold ribbons hang on the gate at the Alabama Governor's Mansion on S. Perry Street in Montgomery. (Source: Governor's Press Office)

The Capitol is open for self-guided tours only, M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Goat Hill Museum Store, located within the Alabama Capitol, is open M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The governor’s mansion is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only via Tours@mansion.alabama.gov or by calling 334-834-3022. Additional information on hours and scheduling a tour may be found on the governor’s website.

Individuals visiting all locations are required to observe the state’s current public health order, including the wearing of masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines.

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