Sponsored by the Friends of Swift-Coles Historic Home

17424 Swift-Coles Lane, Bon Secour, AL 36511

Wedding Venue - Tours of the home

Christmas Open House Dec 8 See below

Wedding Venue - Tours of the home

Christmas Open House Dec 8 See below

A Little About Us

The original home was built in 1882 by Thomas Gavin as a 4-room cabin.  Charles & Susan Swift purchased the cabin in 1898 and moved in with their eight children in 1900. As the family grew, they added the west wing and then the entire upstairs by 1910, making it a total of 6000 sq ft home with 3000 sq ft of porches.  Nik Coles bought the home in 1976 and during his many years in residence, filled it with numerous antiques from around the world.  Before his death in 2007, he bequeathed the home to the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission.  The home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Non-Profit organization.


Tuesdays and Fridays  

10:00am - 3:00 pm

Admission is $10

Private Tours for groups of 20 or more

 by appointment only.


We have plenty of room on our 5 acres for lawn games & tents for your company picnic and family reunion. 

We are also a Wedding & Reception Venue. 

Christmas Open House

Saturday, December 8, 2018

10:00 - 3:00   

$15 at the gate

Live Music by Melody Duncan www.MelodyDuncanMusic.com    

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Stroll thru the home and enjoy our 

decorations & appetizers. 

Wedding & Reception Venue Info

Step back in time at our circa 1882 home on  5 beautiful acres with large Magnolias and 150 year old Live Oak Trees.  We are only minutes from the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, AL.

Rental Fee starts at $2500

Please email me for a price list and details. 


or call Sandy 251.978.0655

Decorate to fit your theme

Use your imagination to design your dream wedding.  Almost anything goes.  Lights in the trees, horse drawn cart or your family pet as ring bearer.  Rustic Country to Elegant & Historic. Live music under the starts, in a tent or from one of our large porches.  It's all up to you. 

You will have all day to set-up outside and up to 8 hours access to inside the home  - Brides' room for dressing & Kitchen for your caterer.  You can remove decorations the day after.  Tents, chairs, etc. (rental items) can be delivered on Friday and picked up on Monday.  

Use your own vendors or choose from our Prefered vendor list.

Friends of Swift-Coles Historic Home

Our Family of docents

These are the men and women that

 love history, antiques, storytelling, 

and most of all the love the 

Swift-Coles Historic Home.  

Our Docents wear vintage style clothing and participate in our Special Events throughout the year.

Volunteers are always needed.

If interested in volunteering please 

email or call us.

Get Involved

You can assist with your financial support to preserve this circa 1882 bit of 

Baldwin County history.

  • One time donation
  • Monthly or Yearly donations
  • Sponsor a needed repair project

All donations are tax-deductible.

Benefits of a Member

Friends Members get 

FREE admission for one full year 


Special Events for half price.

Receive the Friends Member Newsletter via internet.  2-3 issues per year of 

  • Happenings & Upcoming events 
  • Special historical articles about the Swift-Coles Historic Home.
  • Southern Baldwin County stories, facts and folklore.


   $25  Individual

   $50  Family

    $150 Business

   $500  Patron

   $____ Sponsor

Mail check to :

     Friends of Swift-Coles Historic Home

     PO Box 89

     Bon Secour, AL 36511

The Friends of Swift-Coles Historic Home is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization chartered under an Alabama State Constitution to support and preserve the Swift-Coles Historic Home.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Self Guided Tours on 

Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 - 3:00.

Swift-Coles Historic Home

Bon Secour, Alabama, United States

17424 Swift Coles Ln
P O Box 89
Bon Secour, AL 36511
(251) 949-5550