/Connecting with the Past

Coastal Alabama’s role in the Civil War

History buffs know all about the rich history and culture along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, but it might not be so obvious to those passing through. Along the byway, there are plenty of spots to stop and learn a little about the past. If the Civil War era is of particular interest to you, then you’ve ...Read More

Celebrate America’s birthday on the byway

America turns 242 this year, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the birth of our nation along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. When you’re finished filling up on hotdogs, hamburgers and beer, head to some of these Independence Day celebrations happening all along the beach byway. As usual, Fort Morgan is blowing it out for ...Read More

Historical stops along the byway

Alabama’s role in shaping our nation’s history since its acceptance into the union in 1819 is undeniable. Luckily for visitors, there’s no shortage of ways to learn about Coastal Alabama’s contributions. The state’s history is rich with competing cultures, civil war, innovation and struggle. Learn all about it at these stops along the byway! Fort ...Read More

April 24th, 2018|Categories: Connecting with the Past|

Celebrating Mardi Gras where it all started

More than likely, you’ve heard of the weeks-long party that is Mardi Gras. It’s also likely you associate the partying and parading of Mardi Gras with New Orleans. Although New Orleans has a long and storied history with Mardi Gras, you may be surprised to learn that Alabama is, in fact, the birthplace of the ...Read More

Discover Alabama history in a day

There’s no time like the present to learn about the past, and you can do just that when you venture along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Starting at historic Fort Gaines and ending at Spanish Fort, we planned this day trip with history buffs in mind. Spanning one day and 86 miles, this fun and education itinerary ...Read More

August Fun along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

August is almost here, and we’re still celebrating summer along the Alabama Coastal Connection. Beyond camping, hiking, birding and biking, we’ve got some events on the calendar that’ll make you want to pack your bags and hit the byway. Here are some ideas to squeeze the most out of your Gulf Coast summer. On August ...Read More

Celebrating history at Fort Morgan/Fort Gaines

When venturing along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, you’ll find yourself immersed in the area’s rich history. And there’s no better way to understand Alabama’s unique story than with stops at both Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines. Located 23 miles west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is an historic masonry star fort built to protect the mouth of ...Read More

A quaint stay along the ACC

If historic homes interest you more than exploring Civil War forts, we’ve got good news for you. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in Gulf Coast history is through its architecture. Some of Alabama’s best coastal inns offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience a little bit of the state’s history, and Alabama’s ...Read More

Let the ACC help with homeschooling

As homeschooling children becomes more popular, more families are searching for ways to engage children outside of the house. Field trips can get pricey, and some facilities only accommodate large groups for the full experience. What’s a parent to do? Luckily, there are reasonably priced attractions along the Gulf Coast that are fantastic learning opportunities ...Read More

Homeschool Stops on the Alabama Coastal Connection

There’s so much to see, so much to do! Homeschoolers who visit Alabama’s Coastal Connection have nearly limitless points of interest that will engage your students and provide ideas for teaching everything from science to history to art. Try the Connecting with Nature itinerary to put science ideas under the magnifying glass for your children. Your ...Read More