Historic Walking Tours

The Autauga County Heritage Association conducts guided historic walking tours in downtown Prattville annually, each Saturday in June. The Autauga County Heritage Association (ACHA) was formed in 1976.

ACHA has achieved/contributed so much in 34 years.

  • Relocated and restored endangered historic Mim's Hotel to Old Prattvillage on First Street in 1982.
  • Joined with Historic Prattville Redevelopment Authority in preserving Daniel Pratt Cemetery and kept it from being moved due to vandalization in 1992.
  • Began placing historical markers in the county in 1994.
  • Established in 1994 and continues to manage the Prattaugan Museum and Archives on Main Street in historic downtown.
  • Hosted Historic American Engineering Record Team for two summers (1997 and 1998) while they studied, documented, and recorded history of the original Daniel Pratt Cotton Gin Factory (Continental Eagle Gin Corporation) and Prattville Manufacturing Company (Gurney Cotton Mill). These documents are now part of the Library of Congress Archives in Washington, D.C.
  • Co-hosted the Alabama Historical Association in 1984 and 1999.
  • Developed projects and events for The Daniel Pratt Celebration in 1999 including the Daniel Pratt Symposium for Pratt's bicentennial birthday.
  • Relocated and restored endangered Slaton House to Old Prattvillage on First Street in 2000.
  • Daniel Pratt Historic District established in 2002.
  • Managed and supported Buena Vista plantation house in conjunction with Union Camp from 1982 until the property was deeded to Autauga County Heritage Association in 2007 by International Paper.
  • Have hosted such events as Historical Pilgrimages, Christmas Galas, Balls, Souper Bingos, Murder Mystery Dinners, Ginger Bread Christmas Celebrations at Buena Vista, Low Country Boils, Walking Tours, Driving Tours, Front Porch Tours, Book Signing Events, Ghost Hunting at Buena Vista, and sponsored many guest speakers.
  • They continue their annual tradition of celebrating Daniel Pratt's birthday with a Wreath Laying Ceremony and Birthday Cake!

Contact ACHA to become a member or to get involved:

102 East Main Street
Prattville, AL 36067

Pratt Gin Industries Prattville Mercantile Building Red Arrow Hardware Heritage Park Prattville Manufacturing Company (Gurney Industries) Moncrief Building Old Autauga County Courthouse Miles-Barnes-Ellis House L L Chapman House First Presbyterian Church Tichnor-Hazen-Burns House Site of the Mims Hotel The Big House 130 South Chestnut 120 South Chestnut David Hall House First United Methodist Church Pigford House Site of 1885 Ross House Site of 1887 Golson House Henry Bell House 157 East Fourth Street Wilkinson-Avant-Price House St. Mark's Episcopal Church Prattville Male & Female Academy Site Gillespie House Cook-Gillespie House Carr House Wynn-Hearn House Bateman House Parrish-Frye House King-Brown-Byard House Farrior House Smith-Pratt-Cooper House Walker House Fay-Grouby House Coe-Fay-Mercer House Spigener House Dennison House Scott House The Little House McWilliams-Smith-Rice House - Heritage Center Bateman Family House One Room Servant House Typical Mill Workers House Little Chapel Part of Mim's Hotel Complex Part of Mim's Hotel Complex Mill Foreman's House Typical 19th Century Prattville Cottages Typical 19th Century Prattville Cottages Anthony-Booth-Wilkinson House Mims Hotel John Slaton House

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