If you are looking for a fun and relaxing day trip, I highly recommend Northport. Just a short trip from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and you will find yourself with plenty of options for a beautiful day. Below you will see the five places you can’t miss while you are in Northport.
Historic Downtown Northport
The shopping district of Northport is a wonderful way to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city. But don’t think there isn’t enough to do here! Historic Downtown Northport is filled with local shops and restaurants, many owned by descendants of town settlers. They have maintained the friendly and picturesque environment so you can enjoy some great food and shopping.
The Shirley Christian Home
Built by James Shirley around the year 1840 and later owned by his brother-in-law William Christian, the Shirley Christian home is like stepping back in time. Many of the original features and fixtures are still in use, and the unique style and materials are fascinating to behold.
Kentuck Arts & Craft Center
Don’t make the mistake of not giving yourself enough time for this stop. The Kentuck Art’s and Crafts Center is a truly unique experience. On any given day, studio artists could be there creating their unique works right in front of you, and the courtyard is a beautiful place for both amateur and professional photographers. This is one you will have to come back for frequently, as new exhibits are opened in the gallery on the first Thursday of every month.
One visit to this historic landmark and you will instantly see why it is a favorite of Alabama brides. The Maxwell-Peters Home manages to feel both quaint and luxurious and will be sure to delight you.
Northport Heritage Museum
The Victorian home of Josh Palmer has been transformed into the Northport Heritage Museum which offers a tour of the history of Northport and surrounding areas. Exhibits include Native American roots, settlement in the 19th century, A.H. Bean World Photographic Collection, and the Peterson Military Uniform Collection.
So set aside a weekend to go and see all that Northport has to offer. Take the short drive across the river from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to discover an entirely different atmosphere.