/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

Protect the Past: Adopt the Baldwin County Heritage Museum for a Day

Weave through the past on your next Alabama Gulf Coast vacation and spend a few hours or a full day at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum in Elberta, Alabama. Volunteers have worked to preserve Baldwin County’s history in 20,000 square feet of space and five acres of historic buildings since the museum opened in 1987. ...Read More

Hot Spots on the Civil War Trail

Be a time traveler this summer when you journey on the Civil War Trail, part of the Connecting with the Past itinerary on the Alabama Coastal Connection. Historic forts are just part of the treasures you’ll find on your journey. Grab the sunscreen, your good walking shoes and sense of adventure. Fort Gaines on Dauphin ...Read More

July 21st, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with the Past|

Fourth of July in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Get ready to light up the night and enjoy the fun that can only be had during a holiday on Alabama’s Coastal Connection in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Celebrations start early along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Visit The Wharf in Orange Beach on July 2 for some fun sure to brighten your holiday. Kids’ ...Read More