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94-acre lake located three mi. west of AL Hwy. 265. Piney Woods Bird Watchers Tour. Six camp sites for self-contained campers; no water or electric. No tents allowed.
Restored, working water-powered gristmill. Picnic area, barbecue facilities. Miller tools, area history. Gift shop, hiking, blacksmith shop, barn exhibit, cane syrup mill, cabin, carriage house.
Gees Bend First And Only Little Grocery Spot
The Gee’s Bend Quilters make quilts and potholders in the tradition that goes back to the nineteenth century and have become world renowned for their designs.
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That's Sew Gee's Bend, Inc., formed in 2007, to make the quilts, songs, and stories of Gee's Bend quilts more accessible to the citizens of Alabama.
This non-profit gallery features distinctive folk art and unique crafts from Alabama’s historic Black Belt region. It has grown to represent more than 450 artists, all of whom live and work in the Black Belt, including painters, sculptors, potters, basket weavers, woodworkers and more.
Located 4.1 mi. NE of Camden Bypass, off CR 37 on left. Day-use area: swimming, fishing, bicycling. Group pavilions, picnicking, playground areas.
1847 building in continuous use as lodge.
Daily excursions along Alabama River between Camden and Gee's Bend, home of the famous Gee's Bend Quilters.
Located on 22,000-acre Dannelly Reservoir. 9-hole golf course, cottages, campground, picnic area, pavilions, hiking, boating, fishing, play areas.
Family fun park with baseball and softball games, skating, a walking path and a playground.
In 2008, the Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Monroeville and Monroe County Commission, embarked on a quest to raise funds to commission a bronze sculpture offering “some tangible evidence of Monroeville as Alabama’s Literary Capital as a permanent presence on Monroeville’s historic courthouse square”. This project was launched with the leadership and encouragement of state tourism director Lee Sentell, who personally witnessed the large number of people of all ages who travel to Monroeville, seeking the “Literary Capital of Alabama” and its due setting on the Southern Literary Trail. “The project provides an opportunity to inspire those who experience it with a love of reading. This is a way for Monroeville to further the goal of raising awareness of the benefits of reading and the lingering life lessons of the message brought to a reader by a good book.”
This Walking Tour will have two major focuses: (1) What was Monroeville like in the 1930’s era of Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird”? (2) What is here today, incorporating the history of some of the homes and structures around the courthouse square? Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a work of fiction set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s. How does it compare with Monroeville?
Volkswalk (German for "walk of the people") is 6-mi. walk through town's historic neighborhoods and lake area. Walk box located in the front lobby of Monroeville Police Station.
The literary courtyard features the Monroeville Writers Fountain and serves as a gateway to the John Dennis Forte Library, which houses the Alabama Center for Literary Arts' collection of Nall paintings and other literary artwork.
Walk the town where Harper Lee and Truman Capote grew up in the 1930s. One-our self-guided walking tour begins at Old Courthouse Museum.
1820s historic building, moved from Claiborne in late 1800s. Gen. Lafayette addressed citizens here.
Located in a restored post office featuring home furnishings, accessories, fabric, antiques, and flooring.
Country store. Everything from food and hunting supplies to oil and gas products.
Home of Travis, who later became hero at Alamo.
Established in 1903 by the United Presbyterian Church of North America, school was site of broom factory, brickworks and sawmill. Students raised much of their own food.