Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

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Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens is a former plantation house and 6acre of landscaped gardens near downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The two-story frame structure was built between 1845–50 and features antebellum-era Greek Revival architecture. The house serves as a decorative arts museum, featuring a collection of 19th-century furniture, textiles, silver, and paintings. The garden features a restored garden room that is used for special events. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1970.HistoryBuilt between 1845 and 1850 by William S. Mudd in Elyton, the second county seat of Jefferson County. Birmingham, a city that Mudd helped to establish, eventually grew to encompass the former site of Elyton. Arlington is one of the only surviving structures from the time of Elyton and is Birmingham's only antebellum mansion. Arlington was used by Union troops while planning the burning of the University of Alabama.The ashes of former Birmingham mayor George G. Siebels, Jr. are interred at Arlington.
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  • Easy parking. We got our tickets in one building and then crossed over to the main house. We did not have a guide which was ok. We had a guide pamphlet and cards in each room describing different thin...  more »
  • Our group enjoyed the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens. The staff was nice and the place is well maintained.  more »
  • There were no tours when we visited on a Saturday afternoon. There are papers with information you can read, but some of the dates contradicted each other. I would love a tour from someone with a real...  more »
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  • Gates were open when we came, cars were parked in the employee, parking lot, but the ticket building wasnt open, and I didnt see anything on Facebook or their website that would indicate they were closed. While we waited other visitors showed up and eventually left, too. The grounds and building looked really nice though. I just wish we could have know they were closed before we drove from Pelham.
  • Very nice house. Great for fancy parties and events. A lot of historical background. Friendly people.
  • Beautiful house and grounds especially in juxtaposition with the surrounding neighborhood. Really stimulates the imagination to see what the area would have been like in the 1800s. Descriptions of the rooms were well written and the grounds looks great even after last year's drought.
  • Very nice home and grounds and well maintained gardens. The tour is self guided but includes descriptive brochure. Will worthwhile if this sort of thing interests you.
  • Very educational !!! Our tour guide or docent was very knowledgeable about the history of the home and things inside and out !!!

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