Tuskegee Tourism

Tuskegee (/tʌsˈkiːɡiː/) is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. It was founded and laid out in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward, a Creek War veteran under Andrew Jackson, and made the county seat that year. It was incorporated in 1843. It is also the largest city in Macon County. At the 2010 census the population was 9,865, down from 11,846 in 2000. Tuskegee has been an important site in African-American history and highly influential in United States history since the 19th century. Before the American Civil War, the area was largely used as a cotton plantation, dependent on African-American slave labor. After the war, many freedmen continued to work on plantations in the rural area, which was devoted to agriculture. In 1881 the Tuskegee Normal School (now Tuskegee University, a historically black college) was founded and its director, Booker T. Washington developed a national reputation and philanthropic network to support education of freedmen and their children. In 1923, the Tuskegee Veterans Administration Medical Center was established here, initially for the estimated 300,000 African-American veterans of World War I in the South, when public facilities were racially segregated. Twenty-seven buildings were constructed on the 464-acre campus. The city was the subject of a notable civil rights case, Gomillion v. Lightfoot (1960), in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that the state legislature had violated the Fifteenth Amendment in 1957 by gerrymandering city boundaries as a 28-sided figure that excluded nearly all black voters and residents, and none of the white voters or residents. The city's boundaries were restored in 1961 after the ruling.

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Tuskegee in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Tuskegee.

Tuskegee is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • How safe is Tuskegee for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tuskegee.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 15 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30 (Low)
    • Safety Index 80.59 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 90.94 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 2 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tuskegee

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42 USD

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