HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

The Grandma Home House Retreat lies along historic U.S. Hwy. 80, better known as "The Black Belt Nature Heritage Trail." In 1540, Hernando de Soto and his fellow Spanish explorers passed through this region. Along the same trail  Native American tribes thrived, the Confederacy was born, African slaves toiled and African American Civil Rights was won.

Along this Black Belt trail, and less than five miles from The Grandma Home House Retreat stands Georgia Washington Junior High School. Originally known as the Peoples Village School, Georgia Washington Junior High School was founded in 1883 by Georgia Washington, an ex-slave.

Less than 15 miles from The Grandma Home House Retreat along this historic trail also stands Tuskegee University, a historical black university  founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881. The University's campus has been deemed a National Historical Landmark called the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. The site features Booker T. Washington's home and the George Washington Carver Museum. Within this nationally historic site also lies the Tuskegee Airmen's Visitor Center, exhibiting the stories of the first African- American airmen in the United States military. Nearby, visitors can see Moton Field, the site of basic and primary flight training for the Tuskegee Airmen.

Located in Waugh, Alabama, The Grandma Home House Retreat is also located 15 miles from Montgomery, Alabama, which is known as “Cradle of the Confederacy” and as the “Birthplace of Civil Rights.” Montgomery is home to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church, the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, the Hank Williams Museum, the First White House of the Confederacy and the Southern Poverty Law Center, among other historical sites.

 

Read more about Georgia Washington Junior High School at http://bit.ly/1b4Vp1o.
Read more about The Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site at http://1.usa.gov/18oqdQm.
Read more about The Tuskegee Airmen's Visitor Center at http://www.nps.gov/tuai/index.htm.

Read more about Montgomery, Alabama at http://1.usa.gov/Ihmk3F.  

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Historical Significance

The Grandma Home House Retreat lies along historic U.S. Hwy. 80, better known as "The Black Belt Nature Heritage Trail."


About Our Team

The Grandma Home House Retreat has two Certified Event Planners to assist with all of your event needs, including planning, sound system setup, catering, and more. Each Retreat personnel is CPR/First-Aid certified, and there is a certified Water Safety Instructor on staff.

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386 Campbell Road
Pike Road, Alabama 36064

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