Gulf Shores, Alabama, is home to generations of history waiting to be discovered. While it can be easy to get preoccupied with the sugar-white sand beaches, emerald green waters, golf courses, and fishing charters, everyone should carve out some time to learn about the area’s rich history.
If you’re interested in learning about the history of Alabama, Gulf Shores is a great place to stay. Young’s Suncoast offers well-appointed vacation rentals in both Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. To help you learn the area’s history, we’ve put together a guide that will help you determine which of Alabama’s historical sites and museums you want to add to your vacation itinerary.
Gulf Shores Alabama History
Many historical sites are near Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach beaches. From forts to museums, there’s a lot for history buffs to check out in this region. Here are some historical attractions worth exploring, even if it means giving up a few hours of relaxing on some of the best beaches in the country.
- Fort Morgan: A double-header that any Civil War buff simply must visit. This fort is located on the site of Fort Bowyer, an important place during the War of 1812. Fort Morgan – and Fort Gaines, which is out on Dauphin Island and reachable from Fort Morgan via ferry – played considerable roles in the Civil War.
- Indian & Sea Museum: Orange Beach, Alabama, is home to the Indian & Sea Museum, which is heavy on artifacts from the Civil War and explores the history of the local Native American populations.
- Foley: Kids will love the Foley’s Railroad Museum. Here, they can step into the caboose of a 70-year-old train and live the history of the railroad.
- Gulf Shores Museum: The best way to know a place is through its people and its history. The Gulf Shores Museum shows how life in Gulf Shores, Alabama, has progressed through history and is well worth a look.
- Mobile, Alabama: This is a fascinating city with substantial historical significance. Don’t miss The History Museum of Mobile (over 90,000 pieces in the collection from every era of Mobile’s history) or the Mobile Carnival Museum, an ode to Mardi Gras in the city of the iconic festival’s birth.
Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores, Alabama
Deciding to visit Gulf Shores, Alabama, and learn about the region’s history is easy. Just as easy is deciding where to stay as Young’s Suncoast has a vacation property to match every need. From one-bedroom condos for couples right on the beach to huge family units with heated pools, we have hundreds of units from which to choose. Book your stay with us today by calling 800-826-1213!