From Civil War reenactments in Alabama to candlelight Civil War tours, special events highlighting the historical events in Alabama can be found at sites along the trail throughout the year. Whether at a major attraction on trail or at one of the many additional Alabama Civil War sites, there are lots of opportunities to add one of the area’s events to your visit. Seasonal tours, living history demonstrations and annual Civil War reenactments in Alabama top the list of popular activities.

The 4th annual Pirates of Massacre Island

09/14/2019 - 09/15/2019
51 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL

In 1711 the Pirates stormed Mobile Bay and attacked the island that was once called Massacre Island, because of a huge pile of human skeletons that was discovered by Pierre Le Moyne. Come and see the pirates as they pilfer and pillage Isle Dauphine and fight against Spanish and British Galleons. Who knows, you may even find a pirate’s treasure.

The 6th Alabama Calvary Buccaneers and Historic Fort Gaines will host the event on Sept. 14-15 from 9am - 5pm. The event will highlight flintlock pistol duels, pirate tug-o-war, swashbuckling sword play and cannon firing. There will also be a treasure hunt for kids ages 12 and under. For more information email or call.

George B. Rogers 2019 Homes Tour

10/05/2019 - 10/05/2019
350 Oakleigh Pl., Mobile, AL

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In addition to your spot on this once in a lifetime tour of five George B. Rogers Buildings, tickets will include:

  • A $10 lunch voucher redeemable at four of Mobile's Top Restaurants
  • Admission to the closing reception which will consist of wine and light hors d' oeuvres
  • One year membership to HMPS for any non-member tickets sold
  • A tax deduction equal to the price of your vouchers purchased

Schedule of Events:

Morning (8:45 - 11:15 am)
Burgess-Maschmeyer-Flotte House - 1209 Government Street
Thomas Shannon Hunter House - 4058 Old Shell Road
 
Lunch (11:30 am - 12:45 pm) Tickets include a $10 voucher for the following locations:
Courtlandt’s Pub - 4356 Old Shell Road - Spring Hill
Dew Drop Inn - 1808 Old Shell Road at Louiselle - Midtown
Spot of Tea - 310 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602 - Downtown
Iron Hand Brewery - 206 State Street - Downtown

Afternoon (1:00 - 4:15 pm)
Main Library - 701 Government Street
Government Street Methodist - “Bee Hive” - 901 Government St
Brown House-John Lewis Communications - 1668 Government Street

Closing Reception (4:30 - 6:00 pm)
Thomas Shannon Hunter House - 4058 Old Shell Road


Removal of the Baldwin County Seat Storytelling Event

10/10/2019 - 10/10/2019
312 Courthouse Sq., Bay Minette, AL

Most of Baldwin County has heard the tale of the courthouse being stolen from Daphne and moved to Bay Minette in the middle of the night. The “removal” really did happen in dramatic fashion, but none of it happened in the dark.

Presented by the Department of Archives and History, City of Bay Minette and North Baldwin Utilities the Removal of the Baldwin County Seat Storytelling Event with storytellers Cliff McCollum and Robert “Bob: Wills will be held at the Baldwin County Courthouse Pavilion located at 312 Courthouse Sq., Bay Minette on Thursday, October 10 from 5-8 p.m.

Other attractions incorporated into this event are:
Food vendors
Antique cars and tractors show
Blacksmith demonstration
Period Attire Contest (age groups: 3-17, and 18 - above)
Train rides, face painting, games for the kids
Old-timey music and much more!

Bring your lawn chairs and straw hat.

For more information contact Baldwin County Archives & History at (251) 580 –1897 or (251) 580– 1907 or e-mail: archivalrecords@baldwincountyal.gov.

 


Known Deaths and Burials at Fort Morgan

10/23/2019 - 10/26/2019
110 Hwy 180, Gulf Shores, AL

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Take a tour by candlelight through the brick tunnels of this massive structure and hear the stories of visitors from the past. Historical interpreters dressed in period clothing will be throughout the fort portraying the life of someone who once lived at Fort Morgan.    

Tours will be guided through uneven surfaces in dark areas and visitors may encounter wildlife. This tour is recommended for ages 13 and over. Tickets will be sold in advance. Check our Facebook page Fort Morgan State Historic Site, website www.fort-morgan.org, or call 251-540-7202 for more information.