Culture in Alabama
A land of history, culture and scenery, Alabama's antebellum mansions, Civil War and civil rights conflicts exist alongside oak trees draped in Spanish moss, sun-drenched beaches and the music of America. Around the world people have heard the hit song Sweet Home Alabama. Alabama's music heritage includes legendary artists and Mardi Gras bands. They sing gospel in their churches and dance to blues, country and jazz in the bars. They dish up meals of mouth-watering barbecue and fresh from the gulf seafood from their own fishing village, Bayou La Batré.
Eufaula, in Alabama, hosts an annual Pilgrimage Tour, Alabama's Oldest Tour of Homes and consists of tours of various homes as well as antique show, art show and wine tasting held every April. They also host The Christmas Tour visiting lovely Southerns homes decorated for Christmas.
Things not to miss in Alabama:
- Visiting Sous La Terre, a weekend blues and jazz club, at midnight in Montgomery, Alabama
- Celebrating Carnival in America's oldest annual Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama
- Eating fresh seafood from the fishing village in Forrest Gump, Bayou La Batré near Mobile, Alabama