Welcome to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama


Alabama's premier cultural steward of pioneer heritage appreciates your interest in 19th century and early 20th century folklife.


Take a step back in time while visiting the furnished dogtrot cabin and tenant house.  See the fully stocked Adams General Store.  Tour the main building to see a blacksmith shop, farm implements, a pioneer kitchen, carriages, quilts and so much more.


About PMOA

In 1971, the Pike Pioneer Museum opened its doors to the public under the leadership of founder, Curren A. Farmer. Hundreds of area citizens came together to support the effort of this non-profit organization to preserve the image of a lifestyle that was rapidly disappearing. Over four decades later, the museum has prospered from a single building to numerous historical structures with an expansive collection of artifacts.


A walk around the main building will find an 1800s steam locomotive, copper turpentine still, sugar cane processing mill, horse-drawn jail, and NASA moon tree. A gristmill sits adjacent to the chicken coop and an outhouse. A one-room school house welcomes students of all ages. The covered bridge and a rustic church host newly married couples.


As the collection evolved, so did the scope of interpretation.  And soon the new name echoed our growth as Pioneer Museum of Alabama. 


Today, we can look back at the lives of these ordinary people... the settlers and indigenous people, to see how they lived and see how they shaped the future for those who came later. 




 Convenient Layout

The main building of the museum is divided into several sections.


The entrance opens into the Gift Shop. 

The West Wing houses collections including Lifestyles, Textiles, Sewing and Quilting.


The South Wing houses a Pioneer Kitchen, a Native American exhibit, a military exhibit featuring the Civil War, Spanish American War and World War One, a Printing exhibit, and farming exhibits.


The Agricultural and Transportation Wing houses exhibits including Blacksmithing, Logging, Construction, Cotton and Farming,  and a collection of Carriages and Wagons.


The Main Street area features shops and businesses of downtown Troy, Alabama circa 1900.  The magnificant Larry Godwin mural, depicts the old Troy Depot and The Hotel Troy while highlighting horse drawn wagon and railway travel of the era.






Memberships are available

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is a non-profit organization that thrives off the generous donations and gifts from its members.


New members are invited to join in keeping the Pioneer Museum alive with all the perks of being a museum member.

Currently on Exhibit

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama interprets prehistoric Alabama as well as 19th and early 20th century rural life.  Over twenty-two historic structures and eighteen thousand artifacts illustrate this rich, rustic heritage. Four thematic exhibition halls within our Main Gallery display historic farm equipment, textile arts such as quilting and weaving, material culture of pioneer Alabama, the archaeology of Southeastern Native Americans, militaria including Civil War and WWI, and Victorian Era Troy.


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Pioneer Level Sponsors

Allen C. Jones 

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Click the link below to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities and how you can help support the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.

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