Macon County has one of Alabama’s most famous small towns, Tuskegee. The name is associated with the influential institute founded there in 1881, a squadron of World War II airmen, and more. The Legacy Museum on the Tuskegee University campus houses collections amassed over the institution’s 130-year history. Look for gargoyles on the tower of the county courthouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in downtown Tuskegee. The town’s official visitor center is in the Tuskegee History Center. One of the first Rosenwald Schools in Alabama has been restored in Notasulga. The Bartram National Recreation Trail, named in honor of the famed naturalist who traveled the area in the 1770s, runs through Tuskegee National Forest.