bham-history-center peanut-depot



I had some errands to run downtown yesterday so I took the kids along for the ride and we made it an educational jaunt through Birmingham.

We stopped at the Birmingham History Center on 1st Avenue North across from the Birmingham Police Department headquarters.
This museum is worth checking out with the kids are by yourself.  Cost is minimal.  Adults are $4 and children are $2.
They are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you are downtown for the History Center, swing by the Peanut Depot too.
We stopped by yesterday so the kids could check out the roasters and taste hot roasted peanuts.
An employee Mr. Harrison was kind enough to give the kids a brief tour of the facility and explain to them how the roasters work, how he boils peanuts and where they get their peanuts and it’s not from Alabama.  Did you know the Alabama peanut is too hard to roast and eat?  That’s right.  They get their roasting peanuts from North Carolina.  Alabama peanuts are used in peanut butter and other peanut products.
Mr. Harrison also let the children help him feed the pigeons, which they loved.  He was great with the kids.
They are located at 2016 Morris Ave.