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BRAGG-MITCHELL MANSION

Canopied by a grove of century-old oaks and furnished with fine antiques and crystal chandeliers, the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion offers a rare glimpse of life in the Old South. When it was built in 1855, the house was the center of the lively social. The home’s massive double parlors, circular staircase and grand rooms remind guests of a time when hospitality was a way of life. Today, the home, a stunning example of Greek Revival architecture, is one of the most photographed buildings in the city and is a wonderful destination for large corporate events, receptions, and of course, historic homes tours. With prior arrangement, luncheon, dinner, and tea may be arranged.

www.braggmitchellmansion.com      www.mobile.org
 

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS STORYBOOK

Author Fannie Flagg has written a story about this delightful village tucked away on the Magnolia River where the mail is still delivered by boat.  The entertaining bus tour of town will be given by David Worthington, owner of the Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast.  A guided house tour will follow.  Featured many times in Southern Living.

www.magnoliasprings.com    -    www.jessesrestaurant.com
 

MOBILE ARCHITECTURE – EARLY 1800s TO TODAY

Mobile Architect L. Craig Roberts has designed a variety of homes, from contemporary waterfront to elaborate traditional mansions. Join Craig, whose designs have been featured on national TV and in national magazines, on this tour of some of the most beautiful homes on the coast.

www.lcraigroberts.com      www.mobile.org
 

FORT BLAKELEY 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.

.www.blakeleypark.com    www.battleofmobilebay.com

 


 POINT CLEAR HISTORIC DISTRICT ~ Two miles south of Fairhope

Stroll along the boardwalk on a guided tour of antebellum (pre–Civil War) bayfront homes. Many built by wealthy Southerners who traversed the bay by steamboat.
Confederate Rest Cemetery. Civil War burial ground in a lovely setting. Punta Clara Kitchen. A busy place with aproned women stirring up our favorites. Pralines (with local pecans) jams, cakes, pickles,cheese straws and CANDY! Ample Samples! Visit the 'Queen of Southern Resorts,' Grand Hotel Marriott. Lunch in the gracious dining room which overlooks the grounds onto The Bay.

www.scvcamp1574.org   -  www.puntaclara.com

 

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