Alabama Gulf Coast History
From Fort Morgan to Fort Gaines to the USS Alabama Battleship, history comes alive on the Gulf Coast. Learn about the more recent past at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park or the National Museum of Naval Aviation, or step back in time to a different century when cannons guarded our waterways at Historic Fort Morgan.
Museums that recall the area’s past Native American history, medical history and railroads also feature in the Gulf Coast’s historical landscape. Take a break from the beach and discover our varied past. You’ll learn about the area, and will likely leave with a new appreciation for its humble beginnings in the days of railroads and military barracks.
Mobile Bay Civil War Trail
Fort Morgan, at the end of Alabama Highway 180 in Gulf Shores, is just one stop along the Mobile Bay Civil War Trail that highlights famous Civil War battles, including the Battle of Mobile Bay and the Overland Campaign. The trail stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to north Mobile County – more than 90 miles – and offers a look into what the sailors, soldiers and marines did each day.
A look at the Mobile Civil War Trail will reveal the origins of some of the most famous battle cries in history, including “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” Include a stop on the Civil War Trail in your vacation itinerary and get a glimpse into the early days of war and settlement.
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2703 Battleship Parkway
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!
125 E Laurel Ave
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.
51233 State Highway 225
The Baldwin County Bicentennial Park is a 367 acre area in North Baldwin County. It offers a unique family experience and provides extended hands-on opportunities to learn about the county’s history.
25521 Highway 98
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.
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd
Visit the 2004 Top Public Rose Garden in the US located at Mobile’s Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Meander through this 65-acre site and tour the original Bellingrath Museum Home.
1906 Springhill Avenue
Mobile's grandest antebellum mansion. On-The-Hour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
Tu. - F. with our last tour beginning at 3 p.m. Admission – $10 adults – $5 students 3-12 yrs.
Beautiful beaches, authentic downtowns, wildlife preserves, historic sites and fresh-off-the-boat seafood are all yours to enjoy along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Experience the link between the traditions of the Deep South and laid-back island lifestyle and connect with the waters, ways and wildlife of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
11300 US Hwy 98
This public research and education facility includes an interpretive center with indoor displays, live animals, and forested boardwalk trails within 6,600 acres of protected estuarine habitats.
Boardwalk nature trails, native pitcher plant bog and guided tours.
240 E 24th Ave
Home of the Coastal Eco Tour and Gulf Shores Sunset Cruise. Learn about the history, ecology and characters of coastal Alabama on these fun adventures.
111 West Laurel Ave
Holmes Medical Museum is located in the first hospital in south Baldwin County. Each room depicts some area of medicine as it was practiced in the early years. Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.Summer Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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