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Learning on Location: Byway Stops for Homeschool Families

School is starting soon, but that’s no reason adventures along Alabama’s Coastal Connection need to stop, especially for homeschool families. Planning your educational summer vacation in late August and September brings an excellent opportunity to save money, visit sites during a quieter time, and learn on location with your kids! Museums and Historic Sites Bring ...Read More

Beat the Heat: Your Guide to Indoor Museums Along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

While many of the highlights along Alabama’s Coastal Connection take you out into the summer sunshine, sometimes you need to beat the heat with a day inside. Coastal Alabama is full of rich history and free indoor museums just waiting to be explored. Baldwin County Heritage Museum Head to Elberta to get a taste of ...Read More

Planning Your Summer Trip Along the Byway

Get off the beaten path this summer along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. Whether you need an extra dose of the great outdoors, avenues to dig into the past, or meaningful time together, we have an itinerary designed to help make the connections you’re looking for. Keep reading for a head start on planning the ...Read More

Commemorating the Battle of Mobile Bay at Fort Morgan

Plan your summer byway tour around the Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 3, 2019, at Fort Morgan Historic Site. This annual event provides one of the most exciting and educational opportunities to connect with the past along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. About the Battle of Mobile Bay The Battle of ...Read More

Forts Still Guard Mobile Bay

On either side of the entrance to Mobile Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, a fort greets sailors and visitors. But these are not just gathering places for friends and family. Both Fort Gaines on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan on the western bank of the Fort Morgan Peninsula have storied ...Read More

Mobile Bay Ferry Rides Add to Byway Adventure

If you’re looking to add to your byway adventure at a more leisurely pace, the Mobile Bay Ferry may be just the stop for you. The ferry offers year-round service across Mobile Bay between Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. Tickets can be purchased at varying rates for passage. No matter where you’ll arrive, the journey ...Read More

Civil War History (Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan)

Mobile Bay is home to two historical and iconic landmarks: Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan. Take a day to explore them both! You may have heard the phrase “Damn the torpedoes - full speed ahead!” That was the infamous order given by Admiral Farragut at Fort Gaines during the Battle of Mobile Bay. Fort Gaines ...Read More

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|