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Marietta Johnson Museum

10 South School Street, Fairhope, AL 36532
251 990 8601
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Fairhope
Type: Museums
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have been to the lovely little town of Fairhope several times, but had never visited the Marietta Johnson Museum. We didn't know what we were missing! This little FREE museum is on the campus of Faulkner State College right in the middle of town... An easy walk from any shopping you are doing. The hours are limited, 2-4 pm... More 

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Alna, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Housed in the original building of the school, this little museum has an excellent collection of artifacts from earlier times and reflects the philosophy of The School of Organic Education founded by Marietta Johnson in 1907 which continues today in a new building.

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Haines City, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I hate to give the museum a bad review, since we never even saw the inside of it; however.... the website, the brochures we picked up in town, and the plaque on the door all indicate that the museum in open on Monday from 2:00 - 4:00 or by appointment. We arrived at 2:10 pm on Monday, the door was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by Maggie and she made our visit such a delight. This small museum contains a number of artifacts. They provide evidence of the various activities in which the school's students engaged. Maggie helped us appreciate the underlying philosophy of the school's founder, Marietta Johnson. One of this woman's beliefs included focusing on individual learner's needs. She was... More 

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Salmon Arm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

A small town in southern Alabama seems like an unlikely spot for one of the Progressive Education movement's shining experiments, but then Fairhope is unlike any community in the South, founded by idealists and dreamers back in 1894. Here in 1907, Marietta Johnson founded her School of Organic Education, which she operated successfully until her death in 1938. While the... More 

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