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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  • If you have never been to Arlington for one of their Thursday lunches or Evening dinners, put this on your things to do in Birmingham list. Their in-house chef creates unique three-course meals for each event. The food is delicious, the company delightful, and the staff is dedicated. To top it all off, the price is reasonable and includes a tour of the historic antebellum home. Better all around experience than any other restaurant in the area.
  • The Arlington is picturesque and historical land mark in Birmingham. The staff enjoys sharing it's history and introducing guests to the home. Events are held throughout the year providing opportunities and entertainment.
  • Great tour and food! GiGi welcomed us and ensured that everything went smoothly.
  • 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.
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