Cullman County Museum

Cullman County's center for History and Heritage

Streight's Raid

See our Full Display

and watch our historically accurate documentary

Take a walk through the past

and Meet the personalities of Yesteryear

Hear the Sounds and see the Sights

In our Photo and Music Gallery

Explore Our Natural History Room

See the history of Cullmans untamed wildlife

Your Doorway to Two Millennia of Alabama History

Come see the Battle

Streight's Raid

Come see our full detailed exhibit and Hollywood quality documentary on Streight's Raid.
Take a Stroll through History

Main Street

A varying collage of historical exhibits ranging from the revolutionary period to modern History. Come see the tools, toys, clothes, and stories of our culturally rich region.
Discover the Unknown

Archaeology Room

Explore the mysteries of Cullmans prehistory. See dozens of artifacts from the region and let your kids enjoy and learn from the projects and activities available in this room.


Complete time line going as far back as 11,500 years showcasing artifacts from the area’s earliest Native American inhabitants.

Primitive Room

Our Primitive Room delves into the life of a southern frontiers family through an original audio storyline and local artifacts. 

Clothing Store

Featuring a new display of authentic Civil War uniforms and equipment, as well as, period dresses for the ladies.

Main Street

Stroll main street and peek in the windows of stores of 1800s Cullman from apothecaries to doll shops.

Streight’s Raid

A Hollywood-style documentary film accented with maps, weapons and pictures depicting this Northern raid into the Deep South.

American Soldier

Step into the front lines with period photos, posters, letters and items of Cullman’s service men and women involved in America’s military actions.

Photo Gallery

Hear the sounds and see the sights of classic Americana music from Cullman’s earliest residents.

Col. Cullmans Room

Original furnishings from the home of Cullman’s founding father is a step back into the daily life from the 1870’s.

Johann Gottfried Cullmann

By Stanley Johnson -
There are many famous people from Alabama. But one settler to this state was overlooked until recently even though he was a remarkable man. He brought more immigrants to this country than any one individual and he founded a leading city and county in this state singlehandedly. The adventures of this pioneer are very interesting. We hope to make this evident by what is said here.

Read the complete biography here

History of Cullman

The City of Cullman, located near the center of Cullman County, is the largest municipality in Cullman County and the county seat. Cullman was founded in 1873 by Col. John Gottfried Cullmann, and incorporated in 1874.From the first five families that settled in Col. Cullmann’s new colony in 1873, Cullman has grown to become a thriving micropolitan city with a population of around 15,000! Cullman has been recognized nationally for retail and industrial development. Cullman City Schools consistently rank among the best in the state. The Cullman City Parks & Recreation Department is nationally-recognized, being nominated for and receiving several awards on the state and national level.
Col. John G. Cullmann, 1877
“After traveling around the country and arriving in North Alabama the impression was made upon my mind that if this country was filled up with good farmers it would be the garden spot of America. I found here all that I had been looking for, all that I regarded as necessary to make good homes: there was here combined these things to an extent not equaled by any other place I had seen.”