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Fairhope Museum

24 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2205
+1 251-929-1471
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Everything you need to know about Fairhope's history

Located right across the road from the Hampton Inn and in the middle of everything. They museum... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Wayne W
Hidden Gem

For several years, while visiting, I would sit across the street at my hotel and wondered what was... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Houma, Louisiana
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“local history” (9 reviews)
“old jail” (8 reviews)
“fire engine” (5 reviews)
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24 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2205
+1 251-929-1471
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Located right across the road from the Hampton Inn and in the middle of everything. They museum documents the history of Fairhope very well. Lots of old photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts. The displays are nicely done and the staff are very friendly and helpful. They...More

1  Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 16 November 2016

For several years, while visiting, I would sit across the street at my hotel and wondered what was in this building. On one visit, a man came across the street to get his coffee, and we struck up a conversation. He invited me to go...More

1  Thank _kimvoisin
Reviewed 31 October 2016

As we walked around town, we spotted this museum. We like to know about the area we are visiting and to some extent, be in touch with its people. The museum is small, yet full of history. the docents at this museum know how to...More

1  Thank rvtraveller_10
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Loved the exhibits, displays and the tour guides at the Fairhope Museum. What a great way to learn about the area than from these local volunteers who delight in sharing the trials and joys of the development of their area. The visit to the museum...More

Thank Kadee2
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

There is so much great, interesting history about Fairhope. From the bustling 1800s when it had a casino down at the pier to the amazing phenomenon of the Jubilees, this museum does a great job of displaying great photos and paraphernalia. Also, at certain times...More

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I didn't think I would go in here, but my 5 year old ran in to jump on the antique fire truck. You are not supposed to climb on it, but the volunteer docent was extremely nice to my son and enticed him to get...More

Thank poco1905
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This little gem is in the building of the old gaol. It as an eclectic collection and provides an interesting overview of Fairhope's history. The volunteers who help man the place share their enthusiasm respectfully and will only give you as much as you want...More

Thank LWeeks5
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is housed in the old city hall/fire station/police station and jail. The building itself is architecturally interesting as it is Spanish Revival. To house the museum a modern two story glass addition was built on the back facing Bancroft Street. The two styles...More

Thank nosh43
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Here's a good place to learn about Fairhope and community through its history. Great information, pictures, and displays. Also a good place to escape the summer heat!

Thank Susiegh
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Don't let the size of the place fool you. This little museum has been furnished with care, and is maintained with great civic pride. The docents go out of their way to greet each guest and to be available to explain any item you may...More

1  Thank Kay S
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