The Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project Interpretive Center
Visitor Information10735 County Road 10
Union Springs, Alabama 36089
National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: Free admission and 10% off merchandise in the Center gift shop.
The nation’s first western frontier includes the rural southeastern Macon County, Boromville, Creek Stand, and Warrior Stand communities situated along the path of the historic Federal Road in Alabama. The Federal Road began as pre-historic Native American footpath along a ridge line. Our name comes from this topography. The Federal Road evolved into the main traveler’s route into present-day Alabama in the early 1800’s. Each wave of Native Americans, European Americans, and African Americans inhabiting or passing through left behind artifacts, records, and oral history. Our Interpretive Center houses permanent and rotating exhibits of this tri-cultural history.