Not only are all these homes on tour but there will be gardens and ghost walks.
And we are praying for beautiful weather.
I can't wait!
You'll experience Southern hospitality at its finest when you visit Eufaula, Alabama during its 44th Annual Pilgrimage on April 3, 4 and 5, 2009.
Beautiful historic homes, built in the days when "cotton was king", will be open to visitors during this nostalgic return to the Old South.Grand ante-bellum and Victorian mansions built by 19th century planters and merchants still house family heirlooms, the precious symbols of a bygone era.
Most of the homes are private residences, open only during the annual Pilgrimage. As you stroll from Greek Revival cottagesto Italianate showplaces, your path will be lined with colorful azaleas and dogwoods. Beautifully landscaped gardens and manicured parkways will entice you through the Seth Lore-Irwinton Historic District. Southern belles in hoops and bustles will grace the gardens and verandahs and greet you warmly as you pass.The Pilgrimage Queen and Princesses are joined by other senior high school girls to form the Pilgrimage Queen's Court.
Hundreds of local volunteers guide visitors on tours throughthe homes and churches during the pilgrimage.
Something for everyone can be found in Eufaula during the spring tour of homes. An open-air art exhibit, gardens, afternoon teas, candlelight tours, musical entertainment and more complement the Pilgrimage experience. A prestigious antique show will appeal to browsers and collectors. Buildings dating from the1800s await you in a revitalized downtown. Many of them are open to the public during the annual tour.