Historic Markers Across Alabama

Union Station & Riverfont Park

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: in the median on Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.848    W 086° 18.744
  32.3808    -86.3124
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD5C9


Transportation center of Montgomery located in this area for many years. First steamboat, the "Harriet," landed nearby 1821. City wharf constructed at landing place 1823.

First railroad, Montgomery & West Point R.R., developed ca. 1840. By 1900 most major railroads in Central Alabama had connections here.
Union Station and Tunnel connection to river landing built 1897. Because decline in river traffic, Tunnel closed 1930. With development of Riverfront Park 1970's, Tunnel reopened. Ramp reopened 1981.

End of Union Station & Riverfont Park