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“Getting to know Fairhope”
Review of Fairhope Museum

Fairhope Museum
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Fairhope
Certificate of Excellence
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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Getting to know Fairhope”
Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

This museum brings to life the uniqueness of this special town. What began as an experimental "utopian" community, adopting a "single tax system" has evolved into a vibrant town. Make sure you visit the second floor. It contains an exhibit of wood sculptures by Craig T. Sheldon. They are extraordinary. The docent who greeted us provided us with great information.

Visited April 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A taste of History”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Not only is this a free admission museum, it teaches all the small town history of Fairhope! We ended up learning that Mardi Gras was originally from AL and " stolen " from New Orleans :)

Visited March 2014
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Ridgeway, Canada
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“We almost passed on this and we are glad we did not!”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Fairhope, to attend Mardi Gras in Mobile. With a few hours at our disposal on a rainy afternoon, we decided to visit the museum as it was indoors and out of the rain.

What a pleasant surprise! The museum is very well done, run by local people who know lots about the area and its famous inhabitants. We also were fortunate enough to meet the local tea plantation owner who has strong connections to Mardi Gras (I won't give away the surprise). Do go and experience it!

Visited March 2014
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Versailles, Kentucky
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Must”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you are visiting the area for over a day or two you need to stop by this museum. It is not large but it is Free. And, it has a lot of information on the community and how it came into being. The information guy had a wealth of knowledge of the community and was very nice. He gave us the background on the founding of the community by a group out of Iowa and the economics of the settlement. They have a wealth of old tools, photos, newspapers and don't miss the second floor and the wood carvers display. They also made recommendations on other sites in the town and suggested a driving tour route. Very interesting site to visit.

Visited February 2014
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Raleigh, NC
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67 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lots of history”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a small museum with lots of area history. Don't miss the second floor.
If you go with kids, they will love the jail.

Visited October 2013
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