We Are Downtown Foley

Where the Gulf Coast Begins

April is Historic Tour Month! 

Historic Tour  Downtown Foley

Downtown Foley Has a Virtual Historic Tour you can access 365 days a year

Eleven stops with historic audio, written, and photograph material for Downtown Foley

Stroll the streets of downtown Foley, exploring its rich history and architecture. Hear stories from its residents about days-gone-by and learn what makes this coastal gateway town so unique.  If you have children with you, we encourage you to stop by the Foley Welcome Center at 104 N. McKenzie Street for an activity booklet that accompanies the tour. This self-guided tour is walkable, and you can start and stop along the way wherever you'd like to spend more time soaking in all that downtown Foley has to offer!

  • Use the QR code or go to the App store to download the Distrix App
  • Open the App and Allow Location 
  • Sign in or Sign up 
  • Locate Downtown Foley 
  • Go to Tours and Begin! 

For more information or to get involved call Foley Main Street at 251-270-0089



Welcome to

 Downtown Foley

    Downtown is the place where the history and memories of coastal Alabama comfortably meet the spirit and energy of a forward city.  Foley Main Street is committed to preserving the district’s rich past while promoting its future growth through a sound economic development strategy. We invite you to explore our downtown, venture into our independent shops and boutiques, taste the flavors of unique cafes and bistros, soak in the sounds of music at our events, relax under the shade of trees in our parks, and become a part of a place that embodies the pace of the region.    As the region continues to grow at a pace that changes the landscape each year, Downtown Foley is embracing its role as an authentic place with the warm family welcome of a true community that believes in its future.    

WE ARE DOWNTOWN FOLEY

We are a place of beginnings. In 1905 John B. Foley envisioned a community where farmers could bring their crops to the people. The rail spur that began here shipped fresh food from South Baldwin County throughout the region. In 1915, the community incorporated and downtown thrived as a place where farmers came to market.  

It was here that Navy Pilots embarked on their journey to fight in World War Two. Local legend John Snook transformed his telephone operators into the Nylon Army – women ready to stand and defend the region from German invaders. Those that fought in the war found a welcoming place to set down roots during peacetime. 

In the decades after the war, the region began to transform. Visitors eager to enjoy the white sand beaches and clear ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico flocked to the area. Downtown Foley thrived as the primary shopping and dining destination for the growing coastal resorts of Pleasure Island.  

As the region continues to grow at a pace that changes the landscape each year, Downtown Foley is embracing its role as an authentic place with the warm family welcome of a true community that believes in its future.  Downtown is the place where the history and memories of coastal Alabama comfortably meet the spirit and energy of a forward city.    

We invite you to explore our downtown, venture into our independent shops and boutiques, taste the flavors of unique cafes and bistros, soak in the sounds of music at our events, relax under the shade of trees in our parks, and become a part of a place that embodies the pace of the region.  

We are Downtown Foley  -  Where the Gulf Coast Begins

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