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ALABAMA STATE PORT GUIDED BOAT TOUR

We’ll see ships from all over the world as we visit this very busy working
harbor.  Commodities and shipping containers are the main products
moving through the Port with materials coal, steel, forest, grains, chemicals
and poultry.  Alabama-made cars may be joining the lineup.  We’ll learn
about dry-docking for ship repairs and high speed ferries on this guided
riverfront boat tour aboard the Delta Explorer.

www.asdd.com    www.blakeleypark.com

 

MOBILE’S HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURE

Join one of the Gulf Coast’s leading architects, L. Craig Roberts for a guided
bus tour of one of the country’s oldest cities. You’ll see pre-civil war churches,
government buildings and homes from the grandest period of the old south.

www.lcraigroberts.com

 

BON SECOUR FISHING VILLAGE/TIDEWATER MANSION

A quiet picturesque fishing village on the Bon Secour River.  Huge oaks, shore birds, fish markets and shrimp boats line the shore.  Bon Secour businesses supply shrimp and oysters to all parts of the nation.  Tour the historic Swift-Coles 16 room house and learn early living on the river.  

Bon Secour   -- wikipedia     www.bonsecourfisheries.com

 

USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL PARK

Anchored at the 175- acre park on Mobile Bay, this floating fortress of World War II was crewed by 2500 men.  The Alabama received nine Battle Stars.  In 1941 Bob Feller put his baseball career on hold to serve on the ship.  Other park exhibits include the USS Drum Submarine, vintage war planes and memorials.  Vast gift shop.

www.ussalabama.com

 

CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD

Civil War Battlefield. Site of the last major battle fought and lost on the day Lee surrendered April 9, 1865. Civil War breastworks, among the best preserved in the country, now wind their way through Blakeley woods. Remains of earthen forts, old rifle pits, redouts, and battery sites dot the 3800 acre state park.

 

FORT MORGAN     East entrance of Mobile Bay

One of the last confederate forts to fall to Union forces. August 5, 1864. Site of the ‘Battle of Mobile Bay.’ Admiral Farragut’s legendary command, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”  Museum and grounds guided tour.  

www.fortmorgan.org   -   http://www.battleofmobilebay.com 

 

FORT BLAKELEY   North of Fort Morgan

Civil War Battlefield. Site of the last major battle fought and lost on the day Lee surrendered April 9, 1865. Civil War breastworks, among the best preserved in the country, now wind their way through Blakeley woods. Remains of earthen forts, old rifle pits, redouts, and battery sites dot the 3800 acre state park.

.  www.blakeleypark.com

 

FORT GAINES       West entrance of Mobile Bay

This fort is located on Dauphin Island. Guided Fort and museum exhibits.  City of Mobile fell to the Union army, April 12, 1865.  Many places to visit in and around Mobile: The Magnolia Cemetery with Confederate Rest, monuments and memorials, Museum of Mobile. Learn the world’s first combat submarine 1863 CSS Hunley was built in Mobile.

www.museumofmobile.com   -   www.hunley.org 

 

 

Landmark Tours, Inc.   |   26 Hoffren Drive P O Box 1242 Fairhope AL 36533   |   Phone: 251-928-0207   |   fun@landmarktours.com