There are so many wonderful things to do along the Eastern Shore!
Below you'll find everything from horse-back riding to gardens and historic homes.

ART

The Arts & Crafts Festival in Fairhope is the third weekend in March. Contact The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce for More Information.
The Jubilee Festival in Daphne is the last weekend in September Contact The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce for More Information
American Sport Art Museum & Archives is located at One Academy Drive in Daphne, 626-3303. A division of the United States Sports Academy. Open Monday - Friday.
Bay Rivers Art Guild & Gallery is located at 1704 Sixth Street in Daphne. Contact BRAG for hours & information or call 621-0659.
Booth Sculpture Park outdoor art exhibit at 2400 Main Street in Daphne.
Eastern Shore Art Center & Gallery is located at 401 Oak Street in Fairhope. Contact The ESAC 928-2228 for hours & information.

BIKING, WALKING & JOGGING


The Eastern Shore Trailblazers trail begins at the U. S. S. Alabama on the Causeway and winds throughout the Eastern Shore all the way to Weeks Bay. The 33 miles offer an extremely unique view of Spanish Fort, Daphne and Fairhope. Users of the trail experience an abundance of wildlife sightings as well as enjoy the beauty of State Champion trees and wild flowers. Download the Map Here
Daphne Path begins on N. Main Street at Gator Alley Boardwalk and continues through Montrose.
Fairhope Path begins on N. Section Street and ends at Marriott’s Grand Hotel.
Fairhope Bicycle Company, Inc. 325 S. Greeno Road # A, 990-7383.

BOAT RENTALS, CHARTER BOATS & TOURS


Alabama CoastalOutdoors,LLC Charters and kayak rentals. 554-0090.
17 Turtles Outfitters Rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and camping gear. They also offer guided tours of the water ways in both Mobile and Baldwin Counties, (251) 928-8623.
Capt. Dan Kolenich Fish or sightsee in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Mobile Bay & Coastal Waters; Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide, 625-7175.
Crooked Hook Fishing Charter In-Shore charters & guide trips. 689-3612.
Delta Airboat Express Eco-touring at its best, night trips available, gator sightings, private tours available, 370-7089 from Original Oyster House or Bluegill.
Delta Explorer gives group tours of Mobile/Tensaw Delta; covered boat, bench seats & restrooms on board. Leaves from Blakeley State Park.
Landmark Tours Call 928-0207 for day-tripping & tours of mansions, Civil War sites, birding & more! Group tours only.
Making Waves Charters Tall sailing ship and motor charter. For information on sightseeing or fishing tours of Mobile Bay call 433-9463.

GARDENS


Bellingrath Gardens & Home is located at 12401 Bellingrath Road in Theodore. Call 973-2217 for hours and entrance fees. Or visit Bellingrath Online
Fish River Trees is located at 13982 Woodhaven Dairy Road E in Summerdale. Call 988-8114 for information on "select & cut tree farms" as well as the living Christmas trees. Train rides & Santa during season. Visit Fish River Trees Online.
Weeks Bay Estaurine Research Center & Reserve Nature boardwalk, picnic areas & exhibits are located at 11401 Hwy. 98 in Fairhope,990-5004 for information & hours. Visit Weeks Bay Online
Weeks Bay Wildflower Pitcher Plant Bog is located at County Road 17 off Hwy. 98 in Fairhope, 928-9792 for information & hours.

HISTORIC CEMETERIES


Confederate Rest Cemetery is located on the grounds of the Marriott’s Grand Hotel in Point Clear. Call 928-9201 for information.
Fairhope Colony Cemetery on Oak Street is located across from the Civic Center in Fairhope. Call 928-8162 for information.
Jackson Springs Cemetery is located in Blakeley State Park at 34745 Highway 225 in Spanish Fort. Call 626-0798 for information.
Little Bethel Church & Cemetery is located at 1902 Main Street in Daphne. Call 626-8182 for more information.
The Old Methodist Church & Cemetery is located at 405 Dryer Avenue in Daphne. Call 621-3703 for more information of visit www.alabamamuseums.org

HISTORIC CHURCHES


Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (circa 1876) is located 2 miles south of Fairhope at 18673 Scenic Highway 98 in Point Clear - 928-5931.
Little Bethel Baptist Church (circa 1876) is located at 1902 Main Street in Daphne - 626-8182.
Malbis Greek Orthodox Church is located on Highway 27 south of Highway 90 in Daphne - 626-6739.
Old Methodist Church (circa 1858) is located at 405 Dryer Avenue in Daphne 621-9620.
Saint Francis at the Point Traditional Episcopal Church (circa 1898) is located on Scenic Highway 98 south of Grand Hotel in Point Clear - 928-1255.

HISTORIC HOMES


Historic Fairhope Tour of Homes is an annual tour on the last Sunday in April or the first Sunday in May. Please call 990-5746 for more information.
Historic Antebellum Home (circa 1855) in Montrose. Tours available through Landmark Tours (928-0207) Group tours only.

LIGHTHOUSES


Middle Bay Lighthouse (circa 1885) middle of Mobile Bay. Accessible by boat. Located at 30°26'17.60N 88°0'40.48W
Sand Island Lighthouse (circa 1863) south of Ft. Morgan. Accessible by boat. Located at 30°11'16N 88°03'02W

MUSEUMS


American Sport Art Museum & Archives is located at One Academy Drive in Daphne, 626-3303. A division of the United States Sports Academy. Open Monday - Friday.
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & I-MAX Theater is an exhibition & 3-D virtual reality experience located at 65 Government Street in Mobile. Call 208-6873 or visit The Gulf Coast Exploreum.
Historic Conde’-Charlotte Museum House is located at 104 Theatre Street in Mobile. Call 432-4722 or visit Them Online.
Fairhope Historical Museum is located at 24 N. Section Street in Fairhope. Call 929-1471 or visit the Museum for more information. It is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marietta Johnson Museum is located at 10 S. School St. in Fairhope. It is open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call for an appointment 990-8601. Visit The School Online
Old Methodist Church & Cemetery (circa 1858) is located at 405 Dryer Avenue in Daphne. Call 621-9620 or Visit Them Online for more information.
Swift-Coles Historic Home Tidewater Mansion in Bon Secour is located at 17424 Swift Coles Lane. It is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.mm - 4 p.m. Call 580-1897 or Visit Them Online for more information.
USS Alabama Battleship Park Tour the Battleship Alabama and Submarine Drum, aircraft pavilion picnic tables, rose garden Vietnam Veterans Memorial and pier. It is located at 2703 Battleship Parkway in Spanish Fort. Call 433-2703 or Visit Them Online

 

PARKS


Fairhope Municipal Pier and Park is Located at the West end of Fairhope Avenue, on the site on the city’s original commercial pier (dating back from 1894), the Fairhope Pier is the city’s ‘town square’. Call 928-2136 or Visit Them Online
Historic Blakeley State Park is site of the last major battle of the Civil War. Picnic tables, fishing ponds, shell mounds, boardwalk, pavilion and camping are all available to visitors. Walking, jogging, bicycling, hiking, horseback riding and camping in this nature sanctuary is unmatched. Highway 225 6 miles north of I-10 in Spanish Fort. Call 626-0798 or Visit Them Online
Meaher State Park includes a pier, picnic tables, boat launch, covered pavilion with grill, playground, camping areas and nature trails. It is located on Battleship Parkway in Spanish Fort. Call 626-5529 or Visit Them Online
The Fort is a fun, safe place where kids can use their imaginations and play for hours on end. It is located in Spanish Fort off Ember Lane in Spanish Fort. Call 626-4884 or Visit Them Online
The Village Park offers a picnic area, natural trail, Jackson’s Oak, champions trees and an early American cemetery. It is located at 27717 Main Street in Daphne. Call 626-2729 for more information.

SKATING-THEATERS-BOWLING

Hot Wheels Skate Center is located at 616 Whispering Pines Rd. in Daphne. Call 626-5120 or Visit Hot Wheels Online for more information.
Fairhope Skate Park Skateboarding ramps is located at 701 Volanta Avenue at Fairhope Municipal Park. Unsupervised skate park. Skate at own risk. It is open 8 am - 8 pm daily. Visit The City of Fairhope Online

THEATERS


Children’s Theatre 98 is located 350 Morphy Avenue in Fairhope. Call 928-4366 or Visit The Theater Online.
Premiere Cinema is located at 30500 State Highway 181 in the Eastern Shore Centre in Spanish Fort. Call 626-1011 or Visit The Cinema Online.
Theatre 98 is located 350 Morphy Avenue in Fairhope. Call 928-4366 or Visit The Theater Online.

BOWLING


Eastern Shore Family Entertainment Center is located at 10460 Eastern Shore Blvd., Spanish Fort, 943-4595

OTHER ATTRACTIONS


5 Rivers Delta Resource Center offers nature-based tourism, conservation and education. Or whatever floats your boat along the Eastern Shore. It is located at 30945 5 Rivers Blvd. (off the Causeway) in Spanish Fort. Call 625-0814 or Visit 5 Rivers Online.
Alabama Coastal Birding Trail consists of a series of loops which could easily take half a day or more. Detailed directions are found in The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail guide book available at www.alabamacoastalbirdingtrail.com
Alligator Alley Feed the gators in their natural setting or observe crew feed daily in Summerdale, Alabama. Get more information at www.gatoralleyfarm.com or call 1-866-99-GATOR.
Brantley Farms This petting zoo & gift shop is available for anything from tours and parties to fun rides. Call 626-5416 for more information.
Daphne Fire Station Tour This is a hands-on experience, and with time permitting, experts demonstrate equipment. It is located at 28280 Main Street in Daphne. Call 621-2836 for more information.
Marriott’s Grand Hotel Since 1847, it is known world over as “ The Queen of Southern Resorts.” The original hotel was used as a Confederate Hospital. Guests may enjoy tea or a Mint Julep while enjoying the serenity of Mobile Bay. It is located on Scenic Highway 98 in Point Clear. Call 928-9201 or Visit The Hotel Online.
Moore Brothers Village Market Grocery features store fixtures from the 1800’s, antique grocery buggy & scales. It is located in Magnolia Springs. Call 965-3826 for more information.
The Eastern Shore Centre stroll through delightfully landscaped streets to meet friends and family for an open-air musical performance at the community courtyard, browse the shops for the latest in fashions or relax in the community courtyard and let children enjoy the sprinkler. Located off Highway 181 at Exit 38 from I-10 in Spanish Fort. Visit The Eastern Shore Centre Online.
Fairhope Shopping More than 80 colorful boutiques, cafes, galleries & antiques shops filled with original artwork, pottery, apparel or anything else you desire. Located on Scenic Highway 98 in Fairhope. Call 929-1466 or Visit The Fairhope Merchants Online.
Jubilee Square Shopping Shopping galore, good food and more on US Highway 90 just south of I-10 at Exit 35- A in Daphne. Jubilee Square Online.
Wales West Fun Park Authentic Victorian steam-powered narrow gauge Welsh trains, swimming, picnic, playground and nature trails. Call 1-888-569-5337 or visit www.waleswest.com



Daphne Office

Address:29750 Larry Dee Cawyer Dr.
Daphne, AL

Phone: (251) 621-8222

Email: office@eschamber.com


Fairhope Office

Address: 327 Fairhope Ave.
Fairhope, AL

Phone: (251) 928-6387

Email: office@eschamber.com