Events 2024/2025


Check out upcoming events! Contact the museum for more information at (334)-566-3597.

Current, Continuing Project


Help preserve this authentic, 1881, logging locomotive located on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama in Troy. The train was donated to the museum by Earl M. McGowin in 1992 for permanent
display. Elonzo Huble Williams, (Hank Williams Sr.’s father) was an engineer on this train for the W. T. Smith Lumber Company in Chapman, Alabama.

Number 14 needs cleaning up, repairing, and painting to help preserve her and we need your help. Please consider donating to this fundraiser to support restoring the train.

Mail a check with the notation “Train Fundraiser 2023” to the Pioneer-Museum of Alabama, 248 US Hwy 231 N, Troy, AL, 36081 or better yet, come tour the museum and bring a contribution with you.


October 2024


Pioneer Days October 11 and October 12

The grounds come alive at the Pioneer Museum with craftsmen demonstrating rope making, woodworking, spinning, jewelry making, Dutch oven cooking and so much more.

Admission is $12.00 with museum members and children under 5 free.


December 2024


Ole Time Christmas December 13 and December 14

Come enjoy the annual Christmas celebration at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama in Troy, Alabama from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  This tradition-filled event will feature colorful decorations, holiday treats, storytelling, ornament making, Christmas music, Santa Claus and lots of holiday fun.  Bring all of the family to make lasting memories. 


Date to be determined 2025


Thunder on the Three Notch 2025

Two days of reenactment of the "CRITICAL ACTIONS OF THE CREEK WAR OF 1836-1837". 





If you're planning your fieldtrip to PMOA, please be mindful that all Hands on History programs are docent-led and subject to volunteer availability.  Call (334)-566-3597 or email at for a 

Reservation Form.




Operating Hours


Wednesday-Saturday 9am-5pm

June 5, 2024 to July 31, 2024


Normal Thursday-Saturday Hours resume Thursday, August 8, 2024


Winter hours: 

Thursday-Saturday 9am-4pm

November 7, 2024 to March 8, 2025


Weeks Closed in 2024:

Thanksgiving week Nov 25-30, Christmas and New Year weeks December 23-January 4


Pioneer Museum of Alabama
248 Highway 231 N
Troy, AL 36081

Phone: (334) 566-3597



  • Adults $10
  • Seniors $9 (Age 60+)
  • Students (age 6-college) $8
  • Children 5 and Under FREE

Military Discount  Available.

Discounts do not apply for Pioneer Days,  Ole Time Christmas, and Thunder on the Three Notch.


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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 magnificent Larry Godwin mural depicts the old Troy Depot and The Hotel Troy while highlighting the horse drawn wagon and railway travel of the era.


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