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Fairhope

4.6
Piers & Boardwalks · Landmarks · Specialty Museums

Popular things to do in Fairhope

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Landmark
Fairhope Avenue
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fairhope Municipal Pier
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Fairhope Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
B & B Pecan Co.
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on a sloping plateau, along the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay. The 2010 census lists the population of the city as 15,326. Fairhope is a principal city of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley micropolitan area, which includes all of Baldwin County. In 2016, Fairhope was named the best small town in the South by Southern Living magazine.HistoryFairhope was founded in November 1894 on the site of the former Alabama City as a radical Georgist "Single-Tax" colony by the Fairhope Industrial Association, a group of 28 followers of economist Henry George who had incorporated earlier that year in Des Moines, Iowa. Their corporate constitution explained their purpose in founding a new colony:"to establish and conduct a model community or colony, free from all forms of private monopoly, and to secure to its members therein equality of opportunity, the full reward of individual efforts, and the benefits of co-operation in matters of general concern."In forming their demonstration project, they pooled their funds to purchase land at "Stapleton's pasture" on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay and then divided it into a number of long-term leaseholds. The corporation paid all governmental taxes from rents paid by the lessees, thus simulating a single-tax. The purpose of the single-tax colony was to eliminate disincentives for productive use of land and thereby retain the value of land for the community. When using our United States trip itinerary planning tool, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.

Side trips from Fairhope

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Wildlife Area
Alligator Alley Summerdale
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Foley Railroad Museum Foley
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
OWA Foley
3.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Historic Site
Fort Pickens Area Pensacola Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Fairhope

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Landmark
Eastern Shore Art Center
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Fairhoper's Community Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Tolstoy Park
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Fairhope Roasting Company
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Fairhope

Flea Market
Windmill Market
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Antique Store
Southern Antiques and Accents
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Fairhope

Art Gallery
Christine Linson Gallery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Marietta Johnson Museum
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Fairhope

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Golf Course
Rock Creek Golf Club
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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