On May 29, 2019 President James Monroe on Horseback Starred in the Huntsville, AL Bicentennial Party

By Lee Roop | lroop@al.com

Two hundred years ago on Saturday, President James Monroe made a surprise visit on horseback to Huntsville, and his arrival will be re-enacted twice downtown on the anniversary as a part Alabama’s Bicentennial celebration.

The newly restored Constitution Hall Park on Gates Avenue will be the scene of a day-long party starting Saturday at 10 a.m. and running until 4 p.m. Free tours of newly restored park buildings, music, games, public craft demonstrations and giveaways are planned.

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