Explore, Experience and Enjoy Our Historic Sites!


Welcome to Lowndes County

A county with great places and people with southern hospitality.

"Start Your Adventure Today"

About Us



Lowndes County is the place for lovers of nature, art, history, and great Southern dishes. It is the home of many creative artists and distinguished, nationally recognized leaders. Travel the county’s scenic byways and interact with various sites from your smartphone. Whether it’s getting free samples at Priester’s Pecan, unlocking unknown facts about the Civil Rights Movement at the Lowndes County Interpretive Center, shopping at Wisteria Cottage, hunting on sites that challenge the most skilled of sportsmen, or fishing on the tranquil banks of the Alabama River, Lowndes County is ready for you to explore. Enjoy historic trails and the beauty of nationally recognized antebellum homes. Join us for the Calico Fort Arts and Craft Festival and the Civil Rights Weekend Celebration in April and the Okra Festival and the Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage in August. Limitless adventure awaits you in Lowndes County.

"Highlights of 2018 and 2019"

Lowndes County was the home of Calico Fort, Civil Rights Weekend, Orka Festival, Jonathan Daniel Pilgrimage and an Interactive Alabama Traveling Exhibit.  Please make plans to visit and enjoy all the events in 2019-2020.  Make sure to visit these local shoppes for discounts and savings: Wisteria Cottage, Heart of the Home, Priester's Pecans and other great business locations. 

Things To Do

Historic Markers


You can visit historic markers across the county and learn ways that Lowndes County has impacted the world. 



Enjoy good entertainment options by visting local gaming centers, hunting on challenging trails and fishing on quiet river banks.  

200 Bicentennial


The State of Alabama is celebrating its 200th birthday on December 14, 2019.  The Lowndes Tourism office has been promoting Towns, historic sites and the history of Lowndes County citizens to the World.

Priester's Pecans


 Enjoy great food, samples and watch the making of unique tasty treats! 



Wisteria Cottage and Heart of The Home. Enjoy shopping for one of a kind clothing, custom frames and much more! 

Festivals and Events


Enjoy great events like Calico Fort, Okra Festival, Civil Rights Celebration and The Jonathan Daniel Pilgrimage.