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Address: 925 Bank Street NE, Decatur, AL
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+1 256-341-4818

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Oldest in Alabama

Supposedly this is the oldest bank building in Alabama. It is a very classic looking building which has been restored and maintained well. It sits right at the head of bank... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was probably the best thing Decatur had to offer us. I found some interesting things about the bank listed on another website that the tour didn't address. But overall, the tour was pretty good. The guide is very passionate about the history of the building and answered questions well.

Thank Angie L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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760 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Supposedly this is the oldest bank building in Alabama. It is a very classic looking building which has been restored and maintained well. It sits right at the head of bank street (named after it) and overlooks where the civil war battle was fought.

Thank Jotum
Birmingham, Al
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Oldest bank in US, the gentleman who conducts the tours is very knowledgable and courteous. The epedimy of a Southern Gentleman. Great tour!

1 Thank rosemaryg982
Huntsville, Alabama
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

you could spend hours taking scenic portraits and pictures here.Old bank building no longer functioning, built in the 18oo's. I n the area of a quaint, charming town.

Thank RJ39
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This building has been continuously upgraded and brought back to its original form. It shows the original construction and boasts period furniture. David Breland, the historian, is a font of knowledge not only about the Old State Bank, but all of this area. I highly recommend a lengthy visit with David at the Old State Bank.

Thank Ellis C
Decatur, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I had an opportunity to go on a tour in November of 2014. I had no idea of the history this building held. The tour was very informative. Thanks to the visitors Society in Decatur for the opportunity.

Thank Patricia M
Decatur, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My daughter had a photo shoot there and it was an awesome experience. The scenery there is amazing. It was clean, in a great location and very private.

Thank Victoria G
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148 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

When you walk up to this massive building, the columns that loom over you capture your eyes quickly and if you see the impression the Civil War left on them, you wish you could hear the stories they could tell. To see and touch history is a feeling of awe. This is a great place to see history first hand.

1 Thank Kevin W
New York City, New York
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5,130 reviews
2,604 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

If you're a fan of older buildings this one is a really nice tree. Imagine that this is one of the first banks that was in the area. Wish I had time to get inside for a tour.

Thank Bernardo F
Augusta, Georgia
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Enjoyed the tour during the Christmas house tour last week. It is a beautiful building with lots of history.

Thank Deb H

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