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May 4th

Florence Historic Walking Tours: Forks of Cypress

  • Admission: FREE!
  • Location: Forks of Cypress
  • Jackson Road
  • Florence, Alabama 35630
  • Time:
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Contact: Linda Jones
  • Email: linda@theshoalsal.com
  • Phone: (256) 740-4141

Florence Historic Walking Tours: Forks of Cypress

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Directions to the site are as follows: Take Cox Creek Pkwy. to Jackson Road and turn right. ( no traffic signal at intersection) Go approximately 2 miles and you will see a historic marker which identifies the Forks of Cypress. Enter through the farm gate and walk up to the foundation of the home. 

Tour begins at 10:00 am and is led by Harry Wallace.

The Forks of Cypress Plantation was one of the oldest antebellum mansions in Alabama. It was built in 1822 by James Jackson, one of the first settlers in Lauderdale County and a friend of Andrew Jackson. Bring your lawn chairs for the beginning portion of the tour. Park along the road or enter the gate to park in the field leading to the columns.

*All tour dates are subject to change due to weather. Visit this event page on the morning of the scheduled tour for any weather related updates.*

Pets are not allowed on the historic walking tours.