The most important thing about a family spring break is that it’s meant to be spent laughing, creating memories, and connecting with your loved ones. There’s nothing quite like family time! From eating local to learning about how the town began, here in Forsyth, we want to make sure you have an awesome trip!
If you and your family share a love for history, we have some wonderful historical destinations here in Forsyth that will meet those needs exceptionally.
1. Historic Train Depots: The first on our list is the Stone Train Depot built in the 1850s and the Brick depot in 1899, both of these sites are full of Monroe County history, consisting of an added museum, genealogy room, conductor’s room, and more! Watch trains go by and imagine what it was like during the height of the train era!
2. William Hubbard Complex: The Hubbard Alumni Association (HAA), formed in 1985, had a vision for the campus, and began the work to create a cultural center and interactive museum. In 2015, in partnership with the Monroe County Commissioners, the HAA restored the historic Dormitory for Women and a teacher’s cottage – both now on the National Register for Historic Places. After the partial demolition of the Hubbard Middle School in 2018, the Monroe County Board of Education and the HAA established the Hubbard Museum & Cultural Center in the remaining buildings. Hubbard campus is now named the William Hubbard Complex and houses several agencies to include the Boys & Girls Club and the Telling Our Story: Black History Museum.
3. Court is in Session: The Monroe County Courthouse, built in 1895, is a one-of-a-kind, beautifully restored courthouse. While still in use, the building holds its old infrastructure as well as the Eternal Flame and the Joel Chandler Harris memorial marker making it the perfect place to start a historical tour.
4. See a show: If you like live theater, the Rose Theater is a wonderful place to take in a show. Located on the historic downtown square, be surrounded by history as local theater productions entertain you and your family. The building itself, starting out as a storehouse that was later converted into a Pioneer Picture show theater, has many features from the past. Take a look! http://www.thebacklotplayers.org/
5. Forsyth Dog Park: Of course, we have something for you and your fur baby, too! Let your four-legged friends socialize and play at the local dog park. Check out the #forsythbarkpark and post photos of your visit!
And what better way to spend a family spring break than enjoying delicious food while sharing laughs with the people you love! Check out our list to get you started – we have a wide variety for all taste buds!
1. Family-oriented with style: The French Market & Tavern is an excellent place to enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with bistro-style dining. Started by Mike and Megan Buss, who fell in love with food while falling in love with each other, this restaurant is a wonderful place to take the family to unwind and shop after a day filled with fun.
2. If you’re looking for authentic New Orleans flavor, look no further than Her Majesty’s Kitchen! Chef Chelsia is serving up Southern Creole Cuisine and putting flavorful spins on classic dishes. A little bit of Mardi Gras all the time!
3. Feelin’ Lucky: Voted Best Philly Cheese Steak sandwich 12 years in a row, Lucky Cafe is an excellent place to go if you are looking for a little bit of everything. From Hibachi meals to mouth-watering sandwiches, they have a wide variety of food to select from at an affordable price.
4. Brews: The Pickled Okra is located on the corner of the historic square and serves wings, sandwiches, and a full bar. Throughout the month, they feature live music and trivia nights! Just a couple of blocks away, there’s Fox City Brewing. For micro-brewery connoisseurs, they feature a relaxed setting with upscale dining, patio seating, and live music, with a come as you are atmosphere.
5. Sweet Tooth and Caffeine break: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from Scoops! As a café and sweet shop, there’s something for kids of all ages! Choose from a wide variety of ice cream flavors, delicious coffees, handmade treats, and walls of candy!
We have many hotels available to accommodate your family’s stay, or if you are looking for a little more outdoor adventure, try the Forsyth KOA Journey. Just off Exit 186, this award-winning campground has plenty of space and activities for you and your family to enjoy during your stay. Bring your own RV, pitch a tent, or rent one of their cabins!
Forsyth makes it easy to create new memories of laughter and fun over spring break! For more ideas and a Visitors Guide on what else to see and do in Forsyth, stop by the Welcome Center temporarily located at 20 N. Jackson Street in Forsyth, or visit the City of Forsyth Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Website: www.forsythcvb.com. See you soon!