Town & Country

From a prehistoric society through the American Revolution to WWII, this fascinating tour offers Native Americans, George Washington, WWII spies, train rides and vintage motorcycles.

Day 1

Listen to the story of Noccalula Falls in Gadsden where legend has it a Native American woman jumped to her death rather than wed a man she did not love. Noccalula Falls Park is also home to the Gilliland-Reese Covered Bridge. On your way to Anniston, eat at Old Henry Farm Restaurant in Jacksonville. Constructed in 1910 as a dairy complex, the abandoned barn has been transformed into a group-friendly restaurant with tours available. In Anniston visit the Berman Museum of World History with artifacts collected by a husband-and-wife team of spies during World War II. This love story of spies turned art collectors is unique and inspiring. Overnight in the area.

Day 2

Travel south to Calera for the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, with exhibits in two 100-year-old depots and a railroad yard. With prior notice, your group can take a train ride through the scenic forest. In nearby Columbiana, visit one of the larger privately-owned collections of George and Martha Washington artifacts at the Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington. Close by is Montevallo, where you can visit The American Village and learn about the foundations of American citizenship. Costumed interpreters and replicas of Mount Vernon, a colonial courthouse and the Oval Office are all located at this tour group attraction. Overnight.

Day 3

Travel to Tuscaloosa to visit Moundville Archaeological Park. This was home to one of the largest and most powerful prehistoric societies in North America and now hosts an annual Native American festival. Of the two dozen mounds built here 800 years ago, the tallest is a pyramid you can climb. Later, travel to Aliceville and tour the museum documenting its World War II German prisoner-of-war camp. Enjoy the evening while cruising aboard a paddlewheel boat in Tuscaloosa before overnighting in the area.

Day 4

Depart for Birmingham and visit the Southern Museum of Flight, where you can see 60 restored aircraft and learn of Southern aviation history. Travel to the Irondale Cafe, the original setting for the novel, “Fried Green Tomatoes,” and have lunch. Later visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, the largest motorcycle museum in America, with more than 720 motorcycles dating back to 1904.