October 2015 Field Tripsvisitation monestary

Visitation Monastery

Date:  Tuesday, October 6th

Time:  10 am

Location:  Spring Hill Avenue, Mobile

Cost: Free

Registration: Via email to Brandy Schaerer at schaerer@att.net

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 1st

“We invite you to take a tour of our historical monastery, which was founded in Mobile, Alabama in 1833.  Here you will find information about our way of life “Hidden with Christ in God.”



Ft. Gaines

Date: Friday, October 16thOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Time: 11 am

Location: Dauphin Island

Cost: $4.00 per person, ages 5 years old & up

Registration & Payment: Via MRCS Registration mailed to MRCS office.   Form can be found & printed @ https://www.mobilemrcs.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/FieldTripForm.pdf

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 9th.  This tour has limited attendance, so be sure to register early.

The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a historic site, the Fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The Fort was recently designated as one of the Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites in America due to on-going shoreline erosion.  Fort Gaines is one of the key sites in the famous Battle of Mobile Bay where Admiral Farragut shouted his now-famous order. The fort has original cannons, a blacksmith shop, kitchens, a museum, gift shop, and tunnels. Guided tours are done in period uniform which will bring history to life including cannon firing demonstration and blacksmithing.