UA campus tours, guided by current students, give you a firsthand look at the campus. Learn about the university's history and the myriad opportunities it offers. Visit the President's mansion, a Greek Revival-style building that survived the Civil War, and the Gothic Revival-style Round House, built in 1860 and rumored to be haunted by Civil War ghosts. Explore the University of Alabama Arboretum which has children's and experimental gardens.
Make sure to see the five University of Alabama Museums, which include the state's oldest. The structures housing the museums are among the oldest on campus, having survived the civil war. There are various events held at the museums, showcasing the history of the institution and the state. Visit for a look at a detailed and well-preserved history of Tuscaloosa, covering the city's development over the years.
The University of Alabama is in Tuscaloosa, in the western central part of Alabama. As the compact city is 45 miles from Birmingham, it has a community feel along with access to big-city amenities. Interstate 20/59, which cuts through Tuscaloosa, connects the city with others in the South.