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Historic House Museums in Alabama

We try to keep this list of historic house museums for Alabama current, but it is best to check directly with the museums for their hours and other information. If you know of a historic house museum in Alabama that should be listed here, please use our submission form to let us know about it.

Birmingham

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Arlington Historic House and Gardens

331 Cotton Avenue
Birmingham, AL  35211
Phone: (205) 780-5656

Year Built: 1840
Admission Price: Adults $5.00, Children $3.00
Hours: 10a.m.- 4p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. ! p.m. - 4p.m. Sunday

Arlington, located on six acres in the heart of Old Elyton, is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture dating from the 1840s. The house was built by Judge William S. Mudd, one of the ten founders of Birmingham. The house is furnished with a fine collection of 19th century decorative arts and is a center for historical, cultural,and civic activities.

Demopolis

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Gaineswood

805 South Cedar Ave.
Demopolis, AL  36732
Phone: (334) 289-4846

Year Built: 1843
Admission Price: $5 Adult; $3 children
Hours: Tu-Fr 10-4; 1st Sat of month - 10-2.

Interior one of the finest in America. Very important house.

Mobile

Oakleigh Historic Complex

Oakleigh Historic Complex

300 Oakleigh Place
Mobile, AL  36604
Phone: (251) 432-1281

Year Built: 1833
Admission Price: Adults $7, Students and Children $3
Hours: 10am-4pm , Wed-Sat

Oakleigh is a T-shaped Greek revival mansion featuring unique architectural features including a distinct cantilevered front staircase, grand double parlors and classic six-over-six windows and galleries accessed through jib windows. Roper was his own architect and builder. Using slave and free labor, the house is composed of bricks made from clay dug on the grounds and timber harvested from the property. Tool marks can be seen on the siding, doors and window frames.

Selma

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Sturdivant Hall

713 Mabry Street
Selma, AL  36701
Phone: (334) 872-5626

Year Built: 1852
Admission Price: Adults $5, Students $2
Hours: 10am-4pm Tue-Sat

Incredible mansion house in heart of Alabama black belt. Interior extremely impressive.

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
Theodore, AL  36582
Phone: (251) 973-2217 • Toll Free: (800) 247-8420

Year Built: 1935
Admission Price: See their web site for packages
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm

The 15-room Home was built in 1935 and designed by prominent Mobile architect, George B. Rogers. It encompasses 10,500 square feet. The exterior of the Home features hand-made brick salvaged in Mobile from the 1852 birthplace of Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont. Ironwork was obtained from the recently demolished Southern Hotel, also in Mobile. The result was dubbed English RenaissanceŁ by Rogers.

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