Summer Day Back In Time


Summer Day Back In Time

Historic Pioneer Park in Loachapoka is the home of hands-on history.

Shelby M. Weir | Auburn-Opelika Tourism

Find your peaceful summer getaway at Historic Pioneer Park in Loachapoka. The Lee County Historical Society operates this experience and a variety of opportunities to immerse yourself in authentic Pioneer life activities. See for yourself at the upcoming Arts and Crafts Day this Saturday, July 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Loachapoka Arts and Crafts Day

The summer festival at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka, Alabama, is a completely open-air event. Admission is free, and necessary social distancing guidelines will be followed on site.

Vendors from all over come to offer arts and crafts including one of a kind handmade items and gifts. Find everything from pottery and crocheted items to wooden carvings and handmade knives.  A range of food vendors will be on site to sell yummy treats like polish sausage, homemade cakes, fried pies and so much more!

Enjoy the sights and smells of the park while listening to live music including bluegrass, gospel, an open mic jam and talented musician Bill King. This family event is pet-friendly and includes live demonstrations of authentic Pioneer trades like basket weaving, pottery and blacksmithing. The Arts and Crafts Day is the perfect excuse to load up the whole family and have a wonderful day at scenic Pioneer Park.


Pioneer Park

The picturesque park is curated and maintained by the nonprofit Lee County Historical Society whose mission is to share the heritage and traditions of Lee County and to preserve them for future generations to appreciate and understand. The majority of the staff includes retired teachers who pour their heart into giving people a taste of what mid 1800s life was like. The park serves as a museum featuring 11 historical structures full of exhibits and displays. 

The latest addition is the log cabin built in 1830 by Creek Indian William Barnard and relocated to their facility where they have been restoring it for over five years.  It is the second oldest log cabin in Alabama and is adjoined by a traditional garden. With eight acres of grassy fields, four lush gardens, and history everywhere the eye can see, Pioneer Park is an enjoyable trip back in time.

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