In observance of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Tuesday Evening Trolley Tours in Tuscumbia will emphasize the town’s extensive antebellum and Civil War history. The Tuscumbia historic district contains more than 100 antebellum structures. Skirmishes between Confederate and Union forces occurred in various locations around the town and Union troops occupied a number of buildings, including “Locust Hill.” Several homes in Tuscumbia served as hospitals to treat the wounded. Among the homes which will be visited are the Palmer-Ricks cottage, the William Cooper-Johnson Home, the Pearsall Home, the Rather-Kirk Home (“Locust Hill”), and the Manush Home, Birthplace of Baseball great, Heinie Manush.
Trolley Tours depart each Tuesday during the month of June from Cold Water Books, on the corner Sixth and Main Streets in downtown Tuscumbia, at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. Tickets ($5.00) may be purchased at the bookstore. Participants will be treated to a “Porch and Parlor” tour in of one historic home and will enjoy refreshments in a private garden or on the lawn of another each week. These tours are sponsored by Colbert County Tourism and the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation. For more information contact the Colbert County Tourism Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-383-0783.