Spring is here, and it is a perfect time for walking tours through Alabama's most scenic towns. Each April, the Alabama Department of Tourism organizes guided tours in towns across the yellowhammer …
Spring is here, and it is a perfect time for walking tours through Alabama's most scenic towns. Each April, the Alabama Department of Tourism organizes guided tours in towns across the yellowhammer state. Alabama is the only state to conduct simultaneous statewide tours.
The tours are held each Saturday throughout the month. The hour-long strolls introduce visitors to local history and give residents at unique look at their hometowns.
In Baldwin County, tours will be held in Fairhope and Foley.
The free tour in Foley covers about five city blocks and will highlight historic areas of the city that date back to the beginning of the 20th Century. The tours will begin at the Foley Welcome Center at the intersection of Alabama 59 and U.S. 98.
That tour will take visitors past the L&N Railroad Depot, built in 1909, as well as Centennial Plaza, the Holk Building, Magnolia Hotel, Holmes Medical Museum – the site of Baldwin County's first hospital, Foley Hotel building and other historic sites in the downtown area.
The tours begin at 10 a.m. and last about one hour. The same walk is made each Saturday in April.
In Fairhope local historians will take visitors on a different route each Saturday of the month. Visitors should meet at the Fairhope Visitor Center downtown at 10 a.m. to join.
Strolls in other locations around the state will take place in the following locations:
For more information visit alabama.travel/trail-details/april-walking-tours.