Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation c. 1819

Come take a walk through the past, present, and future on our historic, unique, and very diverse grounds.  On our tour you will not only walk back in time. You will see what we are currently doing with grassfed beef, organic gardening, and how we are working towards self sustainability in the future. We are truly one of a kind in the state of Alabama and the United States with over 28 historic buildings dating back to the 1820’s.  We are open by appointment to all groups, school groups, and individuals. We also offer full day or 2 day tours of the Black Belt.  Book with us today and we promise you’ll be back to see more of what the Black Belt has to offer.





Historical Architecture Tour of Marion

  • Start the morning off walking the beautiful Antebellum grounds of the Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation.
  • Go into Marion for lunch and a stroll around the Historic Courthouse Square
  • After lunch the afternoon will be a riding historic tour of  Marion that will consist of over 70 Antebellum homes, buildings, and schools.
  • Options: Tour of Reverie Antebellum House Museum, Lincoln Normal School Museum, Alabama Military Hall of Honor on the campus of Marion Military Institute c. 1842, Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame on the campus of Judson College c.1838

Antebellum Home Tour of Greensboro and Demopolis or Eutaw

  • Start the morning off walking the beautiful Antebellum grounds of Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation.
  • Go to Greensboro for lunch at The Stable and a piece of pie at Pie Lab
  • Option:Tour the Old Greensboro Hotel, Opera House and Magnolia Grove and then to Demopolis for a guided tour of Bluff Hall and the world renowned Gainsewood Mansion.  OR   Go to Eutaw, AL Antique and have a guided riding tour of some of the most beautiful homes in the South, tour Kirkwood and stay at Everhope B&B.

You can swap some of these tours up any way that you would like or see all of it with a two day stay in the Black Belt. For smaller groups we have many B&B’s in Marion, Greensboro, and Eutaw. Demopolis has the most to offer with hotels for the larger group.


Black Belt Itinerary


Marion : The College City

Named after Revolutionary War Hero – Francis Marion

Tour the Courthouse square where Jimmy Lee Jackson was shot which led to Bloody Sunday and the march from Selma to Montgomery.

Marion Military Institute and the Alabama Military Hall of Honor

MMI was founded in 1842 as Howard College what is present day Samford in Birmingham. The Chapel and Old South Barracks served as a hospital during the War Between the States.

Judson College and the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame

Judson was founded in 1838 as a Christian educational institution for women. It is the fifth oldest women’s college in the country.

Lincoln Normal School and Museum

Established in 1867 by former slaves and in 1885 was voted the top school for freed slaves in the South. Coretta Scott King also graduated Valedictorian here in 1945. Alabama State University traces its roots to this institution.

Female Seminary and Museum

Established in 1836 as a school for girls and built in 1850. Nicola Marshal an art teacher from St. Windel, Prussia was a faculty member here when he designed the Stars and Bars and Confederate Uniform.


A Greek Rival built in 1858 by the Whitsitt family. It now serves as a house museum fully furnished with an Empire Period collection.

Coretta Scott King home place and family store

10 miles outside of Marion sits the home and country store where Coretta Scott King grew up and her father ran the family business.


Folsom: Between Marion and Greensboro

Named in honor of Grover Cleveland’s wife Frances Folsom

Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation c.1819

One of Alabama’s last active plantations operated by the same family with 7 generations on the farm. Tour over 20 historic buildings dating back to the 1820’s including log cotton seed house, cotton gin, gristmill, smoke house, general store and many more.


Greensboro: Catfish Capital of Alabama

Named after Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene

Magnolia Grove

This temple-style Greek Revival home was built in 1840 by the Croom family and later sold to their niece Sallie Pearson Hobson who’s son was Richmond Pearson Hobson a naval hero in the Spanish American War and a U.S. Congressman. The property also includes a detached kitchen and slave quarters that are open to the public for tours.

Noel-Ramsey House

Built between 1819-1821 by Thomas and Anne Hurtel Noel it is the oldest house in Greensboro. It is also the only surviving house built by the French from the Vine and Olive Colony that is now Demopolis.

Safe House Black History Museum

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. hiding from the KKK stayed in what is now a museum full of pictures and artifacts from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement. Auburn Rural Studio restored these shotgun houses back to their original 1960’s decor with one being a museum and the other used for classes with a computer lab and art gallery.

The Greensboro Hotel

Believed to have been built in the 1830’s with Flemish bond bricklaying as a two story building and a third story added around 1890. Now under restoration by Horseshoe Farm who will use the upstairs for housing and classroom space for their fellows and downstairs for workshops for the community.

Greensboro Opera House

Built in 1903 a year after the original built in the 1890’s burned. After being vacant for over half a century a group of citizens bought the building which is under renovation to turn it into a multi-purpose cultural center for the community and the surrounding area.


Newbern: Named for the town of New Bern, North Carolina in 1854

Auburn Rural Studio

The Rural Studio of Auburn University is based in Newbern; its architecture student practitioners work under the supervision of faculty on designing and building affordable housing and similar projects to support the population of rural areas in Alabama.


Eutaw: Named after Nathaniel Greene’s Revolutionary War Victory at Eutaw Springs, South Carolina.


A Magnificent Greek Revival with an Italianate influence this is one of the finest Antebellum homes in Alabama and South. Construction started in 1857 and was halted when nearly completed by the War between the States. Restored by the Swayze family in the 70’s and 80’s who were awarded the National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award in 1982.

Everhope Plantation B&B

Built in 1852 for Captain Nathan Carpenter and designed and constructed by David Rinehart Anthony who built several plantation homes in and around Eutaw. This classic Greek Revival home is thought to have been built from timber harvested off of the 600 plus acre plantation.

Resource Fiber

RAPIDLY RENEWABLE BAMBOO | Resource Fiber is the only fully integrated bamboo company in the U.S. where they have a nursery, transplant, harvest and manufacture products all in the same place

and is built on the Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet, Profit.  Bamboo is a replacement for old growth wood fiber and an alternative to petroleum-based composites.


Demopolis – City of the People

Settled by French expatriates in 1817 as the Vine and Olive Colony


General Nathan Bryan Whitfield was the owner, builder, and architect, much like Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, for this magnificent mansion that represents three styles of Greek architecture. Implementing Doric- style outside, Ionic for the interior and Corinthian in the drawing room, this house still has many of the original furnishings as well as several of the General’s inventions.

Bluff Hall

Built in 1832 on the White Bluffs by Allen Glover for his daughter and son-in-law who used it as a town home when not on their plantation at Bermuda Hill. It is owned by the Marengo County Historical Commission and operates as a historic house museum, with the gift shop in the old detached kitchen.

Marengo County History & Archive Museum

Located in Historic Downtown Demopolis the Rosenbush building houses this museum that tells the history, culture, and the people of Marengo County and their contributions to society, including the Native American, French, African-American, Jewish, and European communities.


Note that Marion, Greensboro, and Eutaw are all connected by Hwy. 14

Selma is not included in this but can and is also connected to these towns by Hwy. 14

Eutaw to Demopolis is an easy drive down hwy. 43

All of these towns are about a 20 minute drive from one to the next

Marion has I nice hotel, (Sleep Inn), that has around 60 rooms and Demopolis has several hotels as well as Selma. There also several B&B’s in the area.