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Museums

Learn a little or a lot about the history of the Alabama Gulf Coast with a trip to one or more of the area’s museums. The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park and the National Museum of Naval Aviation bring the nation’s history to life. The arts, medicine and railroads are spotlighted at some of the local museums. Don’t miss the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum with a focus on local history, Indian culture, regional fishing and marine history.  

 

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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Parkway
Mobile, AL 36602
800-426-4929
251-433-2703
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At Mobile's Battleship Memorial Park, you don't have to look very far to find heroes. From the Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well.  Visit and experience life the way it was over seven decades ago.  USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park....America's Most Unique Military Attraction!

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Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery

225 East 24th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-2627
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We feature the works of local and regional artists and we offer a variety of art classes for adults and children. A non-profit organization, the GCAA has an Art Market in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores the first Saturday of most months.

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Gulf Shores Museum

244 West 19th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-1473
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With our interactive display, fly with "Hurricane Hunters" through the eye of a hurricane. See gear used to fish and shrimp along the Gulf Coast and in Little Lagoon. Permanent exhibits, special exhibits, films, and both adult and youth programs offered throughout the year. Free Admission.

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Fairhope Museum of History

24 North Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
251-929-1471
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Located in Fairhope's 1928, Spanish Mission style City Hall, the museum includes the original Jail, Mayors Office, Town Council Chamber, and Fire Station out fitted with an original 1935 firetruck. Fairhope's colorful history is covered in many displays, featuring the 1894 Single Tax Colony and our Populist, Utopian founders. Hours, 9:00 - 5:00 Tue - Sat. Phone 251-929-1471.

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Eastern Shore Art Center

401 Oak St
Fairhope, AL 36532
251-928-2228
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Christie's Paint n Shop

27267 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-7770
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Our painting sessions are a great way to add something fun and different to your day or nights out. Bring that special someone, plan a event with friends, 'or bring the little ones to a family paint session!

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City of Foley Museum Archives and Model Train Exhibit

125 E Laurel Ave
Foley, AL 36535
251-943-1818
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This "O" gauge train layout represents the 1930's -1950's era, when the rail lines were in the transition of being run by steam to running on diesel fuel. Admission is free. The model trains are in operation on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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Clara's Loom and Coastal Textile Center

7518 Riverwood Drive
Foley, AL 36535
251-943-2960
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Clara's Loom offers yarn, fibers, travel looms and the work of Fiber Artist Celia Dionne. It is the retail sector of the Coastal Textile Center. Classes for groups or individuals.

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Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS
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A note from the Director:Our two-story art gallery building has been closed in order to deal with a variety of structural issues and functional concerns. Given the age of the building (1923), this is not entirely unexpected.  All our artwork has been removed by our artists for safekeeping until we can reopen the building.  Exact construction plans have not been finalized, but as information becomes available, we will post it on our website and include in our next newsletters. Meanwhile, our Hot Shop and Clay Studio remain open Tuesday - Friday, 9:00-4:00, and Saturdays 9:00 - 2:00.  All hot glass blowing and clay classes will be available.  In addition, all our children's after-school programs will run as scheduled utilizing both our Coastal Arts Center campus and the Orange Beach Rec Center.Free admission.The Mission of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach is to enrich the experiences of both our community and our visitors through educational and interactive experiences and the exhibition of fine arts. The Center cherishes its place in the rich history of our area and promotes innovative ideas in the arts all in a warm and welcoming environment. Classes available. Historic bayside grounds perfect for weddings.

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Baldwin County Heritage Museum

25521 Highway 98
Elberta, AL 36530
251-986-8375
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We represent the grass roots of our society by providing a place for visitors to experience the heritage and share the ethnic and farming culture of Baldwin County.

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