Monroeville & Gee's Bend

Old Claiborne Pilgrimage

October 13, 2018 to October 14, 2018 in Perdue Hill , AL

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The Old Claiborne Pilgrimage scheduled for Oct. 13-14, 2018, promises a rare glimpse into the settlement of the forgotten town of Claiborne and of Monroe County, which was founded four years before the State of Alabama. Claiborne's ferries, steamboats, and bustling commercial center made it our nation's gateway to the “old southwest” in the early 1800's. This event will feature docent tours of stately antebellum plantation homes, churches, and sites of historic significance along the Alabama River in Monroe County and in neighboring Clarke County. Other highlights will include the site of Fort Claiborne; the home of William Barrett Travis, who commanded at the Battle of the Alamo; the early Jewish Cemetery; and the oldest standing public building in the state, the Masonic Lodge where the Marquis de LaFayette was entertained in 1825. Ticket information will be available through the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville at 251-575-7433 or via the museum's website www.monroecountymuseum.org. ninety days prior to the event.

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