Scouted Local Insider Tours—Day Trip Wanderlust with Tiffany!

We are excited to share our series of guides, Scouted Local Insider Tours—Day Trip Wanderlust with Tiffany! Long-time Scout Guide Huntsville fan and friend, Tiffany Kraus shares some fabulous day trip excursions, hidden gems, and insider tips that can be found in and around Huntsville for locals and new residents alike. We will be adding more great day trips throughout the year! Be sure and keep these guides handy when you have friends and family visit; you can even send them to friends thinking about moving to our fabulous town of Huntsville!


Historic Mooresville, AL


If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, and unique outing, venture out to historic
Mooresville. Prepare to be taken back in time to a beautiful, sleepy little town.  The tree-lined streets offer an abundance of shade and make Mooresville ideal for exploring on foot.

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Start off your historical tour by parking in one of the many parking spaces available as you enter the town. Historical markers are readily available to assist you with your self-guided tour.  If you are a history buff, you can see and read about Alabama’s oldest post office which first opened in 1840. 

As you continue, proceed to the large brick church courtyard, and learn more about the town and its history from the preservation and restoration informational displays. Don’t miss the unique and special architectural design on the church.  Only two churches in the world have them.  As you explore, you’ll be surprised this little town has been used in a famous film.

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On your walk, you will stumble upon the 1818 Farms. This farm raises Babydoll Southdown sheep and flowers. They produce fabulous natural skin products. The property isn’t open for regular public tours, but you can attend some really fun workshops and book a private tour. And you are welcome to walk up to the fence line and view the sheep and gorgeous flowers.

There are two places in Moorseville to grab a homemade treat. The Dogwood and Magnolia Bakery and Lyla’s Little House were both closed on my first adventure to Mooresville. I went back on a Friday and both businesses were open—be sure to check their social media pages before visiting. At Lyla’s, I had homemade German Chocolate Ice Cream, and it was delicious!

Moorseville is the little town to take guests and allows them to experience the slow-paced life of the past. It is worth the drive to enjoy the scenery and grab a homemade treat!


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About Tiffany Kraus

My name is Tiffany. I grew up in West Virginia and worked at the famous five-star, five-diamond resort, at that time, the Greenbrier Hotel after college. Growing up in WV my parents didn’t have the financial means to travel. However, as a military spouse, mom, and resident of Huntsville on and off for the last 13 years I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel and see more of the world thanks to my husband’s chosen career. His military career is what brought us to Huntsville.

With every move, I forced myself to fall in love with each place that we were now calling home because I knew we would only be there for a short 18 – 36 months. When I didn’t know anyone, I would go out exploring by myself to see what each city had to offer so I would have unique places to show off the new city I called home to those who came to visit.

Moving to Huntsville wasn’t any different. However, the longer I lived here the longer my list has grown. I am proud of the community we call home and want to ensure when my family, friends, or potential future residents take time to come to visit, they receive the five-star experience of my beloved city. I am always looking for the next hidden gem in Huntsville and surrounding areas to share with our visitors.

If you are interested in scheduling your personalized Tour with Tiffany please share your contact info here!