Explore Alabama's Black Belt
Make Liberty Hall your home base for exploring Alabama's beautiful Black Belt region. This band of fertile black soil was ideal for raising cotton and became the hub of the antebellum Alabama's plantation economy. Once a center of slavery, it was a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
Today, the Black Belt is the perfect place to explore Southern culture, history, civil
rights, antebellum architecture, literature and food. We're happy to help you find your way and suggest great places to visit or eat. We're conveniently located between Gee's Bend and
Monroeville, home of To Kill a Mockingbird.
If you'd like to get a head start here are some links to sites about our area:
Gee's Bend is one of the more photographed communities in all the region. During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) carefully studied and photographed this tiny isolated community. The Library of Congress has dozens of these images. You can browse them here. Today, most people know Gee's Bend for its quilts which have been exhibited in museum all over the world. We recommend you start your visit to Gee's Bend at Black Belt Treasures and then take the ferry across the Alabama River to Gee's Bend.
Black Belt Treasures guide to Gee's Bend.
More about Gee's Bend and its famous quilts.
Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center in Camden, is a short drive from Liberty Hall and is filled with the art and culture of our Black Belt region. This is a "must see" for any visitor. Find out more here.
Historic Structures in Wilcox County
Liberty Hall is the only historic home in the county open to the public, but you can take a fascinating driving tour of other historic structures using the guides here and here.
Monroeville and To Kill a Mockingbird
The Alabama Tourism Department suggests you make Gee's Bend and Monroeville a combo tour. The Monroe County Museum, in the historic courthouse that is the setting of the courtroom scenes in To Kill a Mockingbird, is the perfect place to learn about Harper Lee and her childhood friend and neighbor Truman Capote. Find out more here.
Explore the Black Belt
Rural Southwest Alabama and Alabama's Front Porches offer great guides for exploring the Black Belt. You may want to visit Selma for civil rights history and historic homes, Old Cahawba (Alabama's first capitol) and Demopolis to visit two remarkable plantation homes open to the public. All these towns are an hour or less away from Liberty Hall.
Where to eat
We're happy to guide you in selecting from the dining options in our area. Or you can use this guide from the Wilcox County Chamber of Commerce.