Founded in 1896, the University of Montevallo is Alabama’s only public liberal arts university. Famous for its red brick streets and paths, the 160-acre main campus has more than 40 buildings surrounded by lawns, groves, and flower beds. The central portion of the campus is a National Historic District with two antebellum structures, including the 1823 Edmund King House. The Olmsted Brothers‚Äîof the landscape architecture firm famous for designing New York’s Central Park, Atlanta’s Ponce de Leon Avenue parks, and the grounds of Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina‚Äîalso developed the first plan for the Montevallo campus. Their basic design ideas are still followed. Self-guided walking tours are available, as are occasional guided “history walks.” For more information about the University of Montevallo, please visit us online at http://www.montevallo.edu.
The University grounds are open except when the University is closed on major holidays and for spring and winter breaks.
The campus is open free of charge to visitors. Some events require an admission fee.http://www.montevallo.edu | 720 Oak Street, Montevallo, AL