Guided Tour of the Site of Old Mobile
April 29, 2017 in Spanish Fort , AL
In honor of the upcoming kick-off of local efforts to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Historic Blakeley State Park is offering a bus trip to one of the state’s most important historic sites. On Saturday, April 29th, we gather in the parking lot in front of Cooper Riverside Park in downtown Mobile (Water Street, adjacent to the Mobile Convention Center) to take a charter bus up to the site of Old Mobile, the original French settlement along the Mobile River founded in 1702. The town served as the capital of French Louisiana until it was relocated to the current site of Mobile in 1711. The site is not ordinarily accessible to the public, so you do not want to miss this rare opportunity! Dr. Gregory Waselkov, director of the University of South Alabama’s Center for Archaeological Studies and the man who has spent decades investigating and writing about the site, will be our guide through the streets of Alabama’s first European settlement. Reflecting the historic date of the city’s founding, tickets are priced at $17.02!