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Independence Day 1776!

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Please join us as we celebrate America's 242nd Birthday. July 4th at the American Village is red, white and blue family fun for all ages. Veterans especially will enjoy a USO-style show in the Veterans Canteen (Estes Theatre) at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30. The Evening Program on the Main Stage (beginning at 7:30 p.m.) will feature patriotic music and salutes to veterans and active military in each branch of service. So bring your family and celebrate July 4th like it was 1776! Admission is $5; veterans, active military and children 4 and under are free.


The National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village honors the fallen

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The American Village is open to the public with free admission on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 - A day to celebrate the United States of America and honor those who have served and sacrificed for liberty.


“We invite you to join us in special tributes on this Memorial Day to America’s veterans," said American Village president and CEO Tom Walker. "We hope you will take this opportunity to experience the National Veterans Shrine, and consider adding someone you know who has served or is serving in the   U. S. Armed Forces to the Veterans Register of Honor. I encourage you to help us tell the stories of our veterans. We owe them our thanks, respect and honor.”

The American Village Above and Beyond Award for outstanding service and patriotism will be given to Mr. Robert Lightfoot, Jr., for advancing the vision for space exploration as Acting Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA’s highest-ranking official and senior space advisor to the President; and as eleventh Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center.

The American Village will open Monday at 10:00 a.m. Scheduled events begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. “A Salute to Our Veterans” begins at 11:00 a.m. in Liberty Hall. The Montevallo Community Chorale will present a special musical tribute to veterans of the Vietnam War. A wreath laying ceremony will take place at 1:00 in front of the National Veterans Shrine.


While Memorial Day is a somber occasion, we also celebrate what our country’s veterans fought for – our freedoms as Americans. Memorial Day events at the American Village include hands-on children’s activities, drilling with Washington’s Continental Army, 18th Century games, Colonial Crime and Punishment, and opportunities to meet Patrick Henry, Martha Washington and other revolutionary figures. Other activities are available throughout the day:

Visit our replica Oval Office and Concord Bridge

Visit the Pettus Randall Miniature Museum of American History

See the display of vintage military vehicles next to the USO Canteen in Estes Theatre


The American Village is located at 3727 Highway 119 in Montevallo, Alabama.

For more information, call 665-3535 ext. 1031 or visit our website,


Thank You to America's Veterans


Thank you to all who joined us at the American Village in Montevallo on Friday, November 10, for our Veterans Day program. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey personally thanked twenty veterans of World War II who were in attendance, as well as other veterans, active members of the United States military and their families. She said "I'm truly honored to be able to personally thank our veterans... we are deeply in your debt."