Experience Southern hospitality at its finest when you visit Eufaula, Alabama during its Annual Pilgrimage!
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 antebellum 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 cottages to 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 area and greet you warmly as you pass. Senior high school girls form the Pilgrimage Court.
Hundreds of local volunteers guide visitors on tours through the 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. Buildings dating from the 1800s await you in a revitalized downtown. Many of them are open to the public during the annual tour!