Everyone knows about the growing arts and entertainment scene in Downtown Huntsville.
New stores and restaurants are popping up every day, but what people might not realize is that, just a few minutes away from the heart of the city, there are beautiful historic homes that you can actually go INSIDE.
Take a look at this list of homes that residents can explore without a personal invitation.
1. The Weeden House
Located right off the main square in Downtown Huntsville, the Weeden House Museum and Garden was built in 1819 and features the artwork of former resident and famous artist Maria Howard Weeden.
Tour the house Wednesday – Saturday at 10:30 am. Private tours are also offered along with space for entertaining. Admission $5 adults, $3 children 5-12.
2. The Burritt Mansion
Once the home to prominent homeopathic doctor William Henry Burritt, the Burritt Mansion was built in 1938 facing the bluff on Monte Sano and is now the centerpiece of Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville’s first museum.
Those looking to catch a great view of Huntsville can tour the house Tuesday -Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Admission $10 per adult, $9 senior, $8 children 3-18, free for museum members.
3. The Lowry House
Built in 1818, the Historic Lowry House is located minutes from Five Points and is one of the only Italianate homes left in the South. It is available for weddings or private events, and offers events to the public.
Tour the house during their hours of operation Monday – Friday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Stephanie is a native Huntsvillian in her 20’s and a fan of “oversharing”. She loves finding things to do in Huntsville, and is a fan of chatting up strangers, party planning, and paranormal blogs. In her spare time she watches failed marriage proposals on YouTube. She hopes to know every Huntsvillian’s story one day, but in the meantime she blogs about what she loves to do. She is also the world’s first cynical optimist. Got a cool event you’d like to share? Send her your suggestions and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org