The Baldwin County Bicentennial Park is 367-acres of history and beauty, which was designated by the Baldwin County Commission during the County’s Bicentennial in 2009. The Baldwin County Bicentennial Park is dedicated to preserving the county’s rich cultural heritage and leaving a historical legacy for future generations. Bring your family to enjoy the Davida Hastie Nature Trail or to enjoy a family picnic on the beautifully manicured lawn or at the park pavilion. The pavilion and picnic area is also available to be reserved for parties, weddings, meetings and other activities. Another great attraction is the Veterans Memorial Park. These memorials pay tribute to the brave men and women who have and continue to serve this country. Each monument placed at the memorial pays tribute to the veterans of that war era and acknowledges the sacrifices each of these brave soldiers made to give us the freedoms we enjoy today. Of course, Baldwin County’s story begins, with the Native Americans who inhabited the region as far back as 10,000 years ago. On the grounds of the park in the Native American Village, there is a replica of an 1800s trade house, four winter homes, stockade gardens and a ceremonial mound. Bicentennial Park is a great place to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
The pavilion at Bicentennial is a great place to host events and group activities. When reserving the pavilion, the following is available:
- The Pavilion and Picnic Areas provide visitors to the park a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful outdoors
- Large areas of open grounds where visitors can spread out a blanket and enjoy a picnic lunch or just relax on a beautiful day
- Enjoy a game of horseshoes at the Park's National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America's tournament certified horseshoe pit
Built in 1895, the Historic Montpelier Methodist Church is a historic landmark for Baldwin County. The church was located in the Blacksher Community and was owned by the Thomas John Earle family. Services were held one Sunday a month. The preacher served five churches. The church once served as the home of the annual district meetings of the local Methodist churches which were held each Fall. While an active church, the congregation was led by a visiting Methodist minister from Stockton, AL who traveled by horseback to Blacksher to conduct service on Sunday. On April 17, 2013, the church was moved from its original location at T.J. Earle Road and Alabama 59 in the Blacksher community and taken to Bicentennial Park where it is now an exhibit at the 19th Century Village.
- An exquisite example of 19th century period architecture and still includes its original pews, pulpit, chandeliers and stained-glass windows
- Accommodates approximately 75 guests
Take a docent led tour of the 19th century community. The tour of historic Bicentennial Park is one that any visitor can never forget! On the tour, you get to visit the 19th century community of “Live Oak” to include: The Little Red School House , 19th Century Blacksmithing, historic Montpelier Methodist Church, The General Store, or pick a few veggies from the garden.
Reserve Entire Park
Profit and Non-Profit EventsFor profit usage at Bicentennial Park must be approved by the Baldwin County Commission. Please Submit a request form and allow 4-6 weeks for your reservation request to be processed.
Reservation is for the use of Bicentennial Park grounds. All other areas and amenities are open to the public on a first-come first-served basis.