Selma Pilgrimage announces list of homes, museums on 2014 tour
Published 6:07 pm Monday, February 17, 2014
Tourists planning to visit Selma for the 39th annual pilgrimage now have a final list of houses that will open up their doors for the event.
A total of 14 buildings and events will be featured on the tour, which takes place March 14 and 15. Included on the list are the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum, Kenan’s Mill and Old Depot Museum. Six houses are also on the list.
Event organizer Candi Duncan said locations were chosen based on the owners willingness to volunteer their home.
“We are really grateful that the people were nice enough to allow us to tour their homes,” Duncan said. “Some of the houses are great because of the architecture but others have beautiful interior furnishings. Every house is unique in its own way.”
Three of the houses are on the 600 block of Selma Avenue — 613, 623 and 626. Other houses include 431 Union Street, 309 Church Street and 629 Tremont Street — the Mabry-Jones House.
Dr. Brendan Wyatt, who owns 623 and 613 Selma Avenue, said he volunteered his houses because they have historical value and an interesting story. For example, Wyatt said the brick on 613 Selma Avenue were moved into the city limits from Cahawba — the first permanent state capital of Alabama that now serves as a state historic site.
Tickets range in price depending on the amount of attractions included. Money from the pilgrimage will be used to pay for the original YMCA on Broad Street, Duncan said.
Information about tickets and the list of features buildings can be found on the Pilgrimage’s website, SelmaPilgrimage.com. Those interested could also call Duncan at 412-8550, or email her at email@example.com.