Historic districts & historic register
Before buying an historic home
The 2017 Alabama Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (video) is a 25% refundable tax credit available for private homeowners and owners of commercial properties who substantially rehabilitate historic properties that are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and are 60 years old or older. The tax credit provides jobs, increases the tax base, and revitalizes existing buildings and infrastructure, while preserving and rehabilitating Alabama’s historic properties.
Who offers tours of Birmingham?
- Self Guided Tours using FREE downloadable materials (from Birmingham Historical Society
- Guided Tours via Viator (A Trip Advisor Company)
- Birmingham Historic Touring Company (The Birmingham Historic Touring Company (BHTC) is a boutique tour company devoted to strange, dark and unusual walking and intimate driving tours of Birmingham, Alabama and the surrounding area)
Where to donate papers, photos, & documents?
How do I research my genealogy?
The best resource for family history research is our local Department of Southern History at the Birmingham Public Library