17424 Swift-Coles Lane, Bon Secour, AL 36511

Wedding & Reception Venue - Private Events Venue

Tours of Home

Wedding & Reception Venue - Private Events Venue

Tours of Home


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.



Mark Your Calendar

Christmas open house


    Sat, December 7, 2019

     10:00 am  - 3:00 pm

$18 at the gate - Cash only

-Stroll thru the home

-Music by Melody Duncan & Sherrie Lynn

-Cast members of Coastal Ballet's Nutcracker Suite will grace   us with their presence.

-Shop our Arts & Crafts Vendors.       






Tuesdays & Fridays  10:00 - 3:00 

Admission is $10 

(No credit cards)

Private Tours for groups of 20 or more

 by appointment only.

Plan Your Private Event


We have plenty of room on our 

5 acres for lawn games & tents 

for your 

Company Picnic or Family Reunion. 

We are also a 

Wedding & Reception Venue. 

Arial View


Courtesy of Tommy Rachel 

in his hot air balloon.

Photo sessions with your photographer 

by appointment only. 

Outside - donation to Friends of SC.

Inside - $100 Per hour.

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 $2700

Please email for more details. swiftcoles@outlook.com

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 stars, 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.  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 

and our 

Our Special Events for half price.

Receive the Friends Member Newsletter via internet.  2 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


Patrons and Sponsors of $1000 or 

   more per year will be listed on the 

   website.    This is tax-deductible.

Mail check to :

     Friends of Swift-Coles

     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.

Sponsors & Patrons

. E-J builders

.220 W Laurel Avenue

Foley, AL 36535

251.943.1112   800.211.5019


Copper kettle teabar

  106 N Chicago St

  Foley, AL 36535



Our gulf coast vacation







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Better yet, see us in person!

Self Guided Tours on 

Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 - 3:00.

1st Saturday each month 9 - 12:00

Swift-Coles Historic Home

Bon Secour, Alabama, United States

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


Open today

10:00 am – 03:00 pm