Downtown Fairhope walking tours continue through April
Free Fairhope History Walking Tours will be held every Saturday through the end of April at 10 a.m. Tours are conducted by Museum director Donnie Barrett and start at either the Welcome Center or the Fairhope Colony Cemetery. Tours do not involve long distances or fast walking.
• April 15 – Section Street. This tour will take us along both sides of Section Street from Magnolia Street to Greer’s and back. We stop along the way and talk about the buildings and their history. This will involve how Fairhope has developed over the years and cover much of the Single Tax / early times history.
• April 22 – Knoll Park Tour. This takes us down Magnolia Street in front of several of the original town founder homes as well as several early hotels. We cross by Knoll Park and hear its many stories and back up Fairhope Avenue to the Welcome Center. This tour also presents much of the single tax story.
• April 29 – Fairhope Colony Cemetery. We begin our tour at the front gate and walk along the roads through the cemetery pointing out interesting graves. You will hear some amusing stories of some of Fairhope’s early eccentric citizens and also a good explanation of the founder’s politics is told