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Fairhope Museum

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Address: 24 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2205
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+1 251-929-1471
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A very nice historical overview of Fairhope! This is a very well done museum and thought it's not big, it gives you a ton of history on how Fairhope came to be.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very nice historical overview of Fairhope! This is a very well done museum and thought it's not big, it gives you a ton of history on how Fairhope came to be.

Thank BransonMarcia
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done. Showed in an educational way the history of the city. Could have included more about the city's impact on the region.

Thank cookrman
Conyers, Georgia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best local museums I have been in, they have made sure everything is easily accessible and easy to view the information, the staff is knowledge and friendly

Thank vickir0se
Marrero, Louisiana
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very informative history of Fairhope. There's a fire station with a fire truck and a jail in the museum. Saw the coronation of the Satsuma Blossom Queen, Miss Becky.

Thank gregj0hns0n
Fairhope, Alabama
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

There is always something new to learn here. Every time I go there is something new. The volunteers are very knowledgeable but also enthusiastic which is a nice bonus.

Thank BKSheahan
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This building is the original fire station, police station and jail, mayor's office, etc. It is staffed by very knowledgeable volunteers eager to tell you about the history of their town. You can learn about the 'single tax' origins of Fairhope and the industries that supported it, see some amazing wooden sculptures from a local, but nationally recognized artist, and... More 

Thank Vondie O
Fairhope, Alabama
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

A great place to visit with grandchildren. My three grandsons had a wonderful time, they did ot want to leave. Unlocking the jail cell was a big hit. Perfect day.

Thank 73caeb
Stillwater, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Few small museums can boast of first class displays and very knowledgable host/docents to tell the story of an interesting community like Fairhope. I may get to go again.

Thank NovelGothicNovel
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a town, it's just perfect,. We'll worth the visit , very well done. I will return for sure in the fall.

Thank rpkiefl
Yorktown, VA
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Every aspect of the local history is covered on both floors of the original town hall building (once mayor's office, police dept., jail, and fire dept. all together), including a garaged working 1935 fire engine and a "people's train" car reproduction outside. Photos, videos and display cases contain explanations and memorabilia of living here over the decades. I never knew... More 

Thank CBW47

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