Confederate Memorial Park Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Marbury, Alabama that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
History and Nature Education in One Hike What an educational and relaxing hike. This hike starts across the road from the parking area. The trail is very well marked and there are numerous placards along the way. These placards give information on history of the area as well as nature education of the flora and fauna of the area. There are also quizzes along the way to keep you thinking. Trees have markers displaying the name and species of the tree. The Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's only Confederate veterans home. The facility was in operation from 1902-1939 for the care of elderly veterans, wives of veterans and even the widows of veterans. The park has two original cemeteries where more than three hundred residents of the veterans home are buried. A rustic Museum building houses artifacts from the "Old Soldiers Home", as well as an extensive collection of uniforms, weapons, equipment and other items associated with the Civil War.
Enjoyed hiking out here. It was nice to be able to stop and learn some history.
Enjoyed the history, stop by the museum
Enjoyed the trail. Now I am headed for the museum.