Step back in history at the Old State Bank in Decatur - Alabama's oldest surviving bank.

Built in 1833 as one of three branches of the Alabama state bank, today it is a museum that has been restored to reflect its original purpose and is free to the public.

The five original limestone columns grace the front of the beautiful antebellum building.  

There is evidence today of the bank's Union occupation, such as graffiti on by a Union soldier left on one of the columns, cannon ball damage to another, and a bullet in a brick.

The Memphis and Charleston Railroad crossed the Tennessee River in Decatur making it a strategic location during the war.

The original walk-in vault and tellers' cage give visitors a glimpse into Alabama's banking past. 

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