The streets of historic downtown Northport, located just across the Black Warrior River from Tuscaloosa, are lined with a variety of art galleries, quaint shops and boutiques, museums and restaurants. With brick streets and ornate, period lighting, the historic district maintains much of its original 19th century appeal.
Northport Train Depot
Located at 803 25th Avenue, the former GM&O railway station was acquired by the City of Northport, restored through a federal grant, and is now home to one of Alabama’s finest model train displays.
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Downtown Northport transforms into a scene from Dickens’ London on the first Tuesday of December. Merchants in Victorian dress open their shops, while carolers and a bagpipe group provide music. Horse-and-carriage rides, falling snow (arranged especially for the occasion) and an appearance by Queen Victoria launch the holiday season.
As an artists’ enclave in Northport, The Kentuck Art Center and Studio Artists showcase folk, southern traditional and experimental art. The focal point of the Kentuck art life is the Kentuck Festival of the Arts, held the third weekend in October at Kentuck Park. The Kentuck Arts Center also holds free Arts Nights on the first Thursday of each month; please call to confirm.
For more information on ways to enjoy your time in Northport, please visit tuscaloosachamber.com.