The popular Swampette tour of Shoals music venues starts at the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism & Visitor Center in McFarland Park. The tour offers stops at FAME Studios, 3614 Jackson Highway and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Led by Judy Hood, wife of the Swampers' bass player David Hood, the tour travels to each venue aboard the "Trolley of Tunes." Tour cost is $40 per person.
The public Swampette tour dates for 2019 are June 1, July 22, and December 7.Seats are limited and tours fill quickly, so advanced reservations are recommended. Group tours can also be arranged. Contact the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Office at 256-740-4141.