Tours & Programs

Check out the latest news about us and our ongoing programs.


"Pioneers wasted nothing! They used every part of the pig... from the OINK to the TAIL!"

- Mrs. Agnes Johnson, PMOA Folklife Volunteer


PMOA recognizes the retainment success level of hands on, experiential learning. We also recognize that when engaged in a tactile experience such as churning butter or spinning cotton, there's a moment of pure homespun magic! Hands on History is presented by Pioneer Museum of Alabama volunteers to children's groups using real artifacts and traditional techniques.

Educational Programs


Hands on History (Groups of 20 or more)


This program includes a guided tour of the main museum building, which is home to over 18,000 artifacts dating from prehistoric Native Americans through the mid-1900s. Students will get to visit the demonstration cabin, where they will learn about daily pioneer life.  Afterwards, your group is welcome to walk the museum grounds at your own pace and explore the cabins and other structures. Bring a lunch and eat in the shaded picnic area.


Together, the guided tour and time in the demonstration cabin lasts about 2 hours. Groups generally spend about 3 - 3 1/2 hours while at the museum, but we are willing to work within your school's schedule. The Hands on History Program is offered Thursday and Friday beginning at 9:30 AM (time can be later if needed). 


Cost for this program is $10 per person. For more information, contact the Museum at 334-566-3597 or email


Explore Pioneer Life as a small group!

An educational experience for groups of 10 to 20.

Annual Events


Pioneer Days 


Pioneer Days is a fantastic learning opportunity concentrating on Alabama history! Re-enactors and demonstrators bring the pages of our history books to life! Students will learn about cabin life, including chores and cooking on an authentic wood stove. Other pioneer skills include rope making, woodworking, quilting, weaving, and more! Cost is $12 per student or chaperone.


Spring Plantin'


This living history event is a celebration of farming and agriculture! Students will get hands on experience working with the Master Gardeners by planting their own seeds in a take-home project. Students will gain an understanding of pioneer life through demonstrations such as Dutch oven cooking, woodworking, quilting, weaving, and more! Cost is $12 per student or chaperone.


Ole Time Christmas

During Ole Time Christmas enjoy celebrating with us on the grounds and buildings like we used to do in the "Good Old Days" with marshmallows over and open fire in a cabin, old time ornament making and of course Mr. and Ms Santa.


Operating Hours


Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Winter hours hours:  November 5, 2020 to March 2021 9am-4pm


Thanksgiving week Nov 23-28, Christmas and New Year weeks Dec 21-January 2.


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 Spring Plantin'.


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