MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) – Where will you be watching fireworks this 4th of July? Many are planning to make the short drive to Montevallo for a fun, unique and patriotic celebration. At The American Village it will be 1776 all day long!
Every year American’s celebrate the challenge to British rule that was our Declaration of Independence and the birth of our nation. At the American Village you can interact and talk with our founding fathers! We caught up with Patrick Henry who says that “on the 15th of May, 1776, Virginia passed resolves, declared independence, and created a bill of rights. Now, two months later, of course give or take, by the 4th of July, the entire country had become free from British rule.”
The festivities to mark that historic date begin at 11 a.m. on the 4th of July! Besides the main firework event, there will be food, fun and you might learn something from the people who made it all happen.
“The American Village is like a history laboratory. You land right in the middle of the scene. You debate the Virginia resolves for independence. You march with George Washington’s Continental Army. You get to hear Patrick Henry give the “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech. You meet George Washington. It’s all about experiencing history,” said Melanie Poole.
Admission is $5 and veterans and active military are always free!
Gates open at 11:00 a.m.
Hands-on children activities noon- 6:00 p.m.
Battle at Concord Bridge – 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Evening program starts at 7:00 p.m.
Fireworks start at 8:45 a.m.
Address: 3727 AL-119, Montevallo, AL 35115