Fairhope Museum
Fairhope Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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SESNoVA
Annandale, VA441 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Interesting museum of a small town with a unique set of publicly funded and planned public spaces/services. Exhibits are mostly well displayed although the petrified Native American finger should be returned to descendants with deep apologies.... The description of the Jubilee would benefit from modern film/images of the event and a better scientific diagram of exactly what happens in the Bay to cause it. The film upstairs is endlessly long and simply repeats what one can read in the displays.
Written February 9, 2020
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Maurice P
Manchester, TN48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Well done. Very well prepared historical perspective of Fairhope. So much information and so many images and displays that give life to the history. The fire truck was a gem. I loved the suspended lawmowers. You could spend hours just absorbing Fairhope’s history. The community is to be commended for their museum.
Written February 20, 2021
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Renee
Pensacola, FL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice museum. Interesting and well presented. Also free! The ladies there were knowledgeable and very nice. The jail part
made for some fun pics. Bought some stuff at gift shop. Booklet on civil war and Baldwin county was only $5. Worth going to.
Written March 7, 2020
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Michael I
Grosse Pointe Farms, United States22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We totally enjoyed our visit to the Fairhope Museum. The women that greeted the visitors were super friendly and full of local knowledge. They gave us many ideas for other local things to do. Great activity for a rainy day or any day for that matter.
Written March 6, 2023
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Lynn C
Fairhope, AL146 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
The museum's emphasis is displaying average possessions of some of the political families in Fairhope. You might see a sampler stitched by the granddaughter of one of the council members or perhaps a soup bowl once owned by the great aunt of a former mayor. Not at all interesting or informative-a waste of time.
Written September 17, 2013
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BarbieN
Cape Coral, FL90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Although it is focused on the local history, it is representative of the times and activities depicted in a broader sense. Quite well designed, captivating and educational throughout both floors, accented by an intriguing fountain outside.
Written June 23, 2016
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Kimberly Layson Ambrose
Fairhope, AL21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
A very interesting visit. As newcomers to Fairhope we loved learning so much of the history. Everyone ought to stop in. Very friendly staff
Written March 19, 2019
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Paul S
Port Charlotte, FL534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We were stolling the charming streets of downtown Fairhope when we came across this little gem of a museum. It's very refreshing to find a town which is not in decline, but well maintained without the stigma of empty stores. The museum itself was a treasure trove of local history and featured roaming guides to point out and clarify the many exhibits. I'd heartedly recommend this museum to anyone interested in local history
Written September 21, 2018
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Cathy B
Friendship, TN137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
When we arrived in Fairhope, we were looking for a place to park and ended up parking behind the Fairhope Museum. We entered from the back door and were greeted by a nice lady who explained a little of the history of the town. We spent a good amount of time in the museum. On our way out, we saw an old fire truck and equipment which was very interesting to me since my husband is a fireman. I recommend you visit this museum to get a history of the town.
Written July 17, 2016
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Leslie Anne F
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
It's free, it's interesting, and it's very well done. Uncover the fascinating story of Fairhope in this museum, which is located in the heart of downtown Fairhope Alabama, next door to the Welcome Center. With both permanent and rotating exhibits, you are sure to find something of interest here.
A cool air-conditioned place to visit in the summer, this museum is located in the old City Hall and Jail building where you can still see the original cells and an old fire engine.
The museum also hosts several special events throughout the year including Founder's Day, Satsuma Blossom Festival, and the popular Elderberry Festival.
Volunteers are always on hand to answer questions and give tours.
Written March 17, 2015
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