Mobile Museum of Art — Gordon Parks
Plan on spending your day at the Mobile Museum of Art and exploring Langan Park. Located in the heart of the park, the museum boasts over 6,400 works of art from around the world through various permanent and interactive exhibits. The museum currently has the iconic photographs by Gordon Parks during the Jim Crow era on display in the city where they were captured with the special exhibition, Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956. This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation.
Bellingrath Gardens — Cascading Mums
Admire 65 acres of floral pageantry at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, the former estate home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath, who first opened their gardens to the public in 1932. The gardens are full of a variety of blooms and beauty every day of the year. However, Mum’s the word at Bellingrath in November, when the Gardens will be decorated with the 58th annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums display, the nation’s largest outdoor cascading mums show. Hundreds of colorful, four-foot-long cascades of chrysanthemums are hung on bridges and balconies and set out in topiaries, baskets, and containers throughout the Gardens.
Dark Secrets Tour
Rumor has it that Mobile is a city full of ghosts and haunted history. Hear tales of darkness, death, and dismemberment on a Dark Secrets Tour. The walking is easy, but the stories are dark as you explore pre-Civil War mansions, overgrown gardens, and an old church with a mysterious past. This walking tour begins at dusk, and takes guests into the eerie corners of historic DeTonti Square, one of the city’s oldest and spookiest neighborhoods. If spooks and haunts aren't really your thing, Secret History Tours offer a variety of other exciting tours, as well!
It’s (almost) Fall and we know it can only mean one thing — it’s BEER FEST time. On October 16, the streets of downtown Mobile will be taken over by hops enthusiasts as they set out to “Drink Globally, Think Locally.” Patrons will be equipped with a souvenir tasting mug and a listing of all participating venues, then set free in search of their favorite craft beer, cider and other specialty brews. We’ll see you on Dauphin Street for Beer Fest 20201!