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“William Crawford Gorgas and the Panama Canal” Exhibit

The exhibit explores the construction of the Panama Canal detailing its history, challenges, and the lives of those who lived it. It includes William Crawford Gorgas, whose family name honors the Gorgas House Museum and whose work on the canal saved countless lives. Created by University of Alabama undergraduate William Smith, a junior in the Department of History, the exhibit showcases historic objects and artifacts from UA Museums Department of Research and Collections, original research by Smith, and interactive digital videos. The exhibit opens on September 1st and will run throughout the Fall 2022 semester.

Museum Hours

Monday-Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Or by appointment

To schedule a group tour or for Museum rental information, please call 205-348-5906 or email: gorgashouse@ua.edu.

The Gorgas House Museum follows The University of Alabama academic calendar and is closed on all University of Alabama holidays.

Admission

General admission is $2.00

Admission is free for current University of Alabama faculty, staff, students, and members of the University Alumni Association.

Location

The Gorgas House Museum is located on the University of Alabama campus. The street address is 810 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.

Directions

From Birmingham: Take Interstate 20/59 S to Tuscaloosa exit 73, McFarland Blvd. Head West on McFarland Blvd toward the University of Alabama. Exit right onto University Blvd. Follow University Blvd to Hackberry Lane. Make a right onto Hackberry Lane and turn into the second parking lot on your left behind Smith Hall (yellow brick building).

From Montgomery: Take Hwy 82 W to Tuscaloosa. Exit right onto University Blvd. Follow University Blvd to Hackberry Lane. Make a right onto Hackberry Lane and turn into the second parking lot on your left behind Smith Hall (yellow brick building).

Parking

There are five dedicated visitor parking spaces in the lot behind Smith Hall that can be accessed from Hackberry Drive. Upon arrival, once you pay for admission, you will receive a parking pass receipt that will entitle you to free parking in our museum visitor parking spaces. In addition, there is a parking deck located at Campus Drive and Hackberry Lane. The cost for visitor parking in the deck is $1 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour.  To reach the parking deck, take Hackberry Lane to Campus Drive East, and the parking deck is on the right.

Public Transportation

The Tuscaloosa Trolley runs from the city’s downtown parking deck to campus.

Visit the Tuscaloosa Transit Authority website to find the downtown deck and a map of the trolley’s University Shuttle Route.