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Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham
(3.4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Not much here to see. No gardens here, either. Admission was $5, which is $4.99 too much. The only interesting thing was the detached men's room, which was hot as a sauna, with wood paneling to match. 
  • An hour well spent viewing this only Antebellum home left standing in Birmingham. Our Docent was very knowledgeable. For those attempting to find the home it is on Cotton Street. You must enter thru t...  more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed this - a must go. Did not know this was available - what a surprise. Make sure this is on your visit to Birmingham. 
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  • This was once a SLAVE Plantation... AMERIKKKA has a ugly past... How many slaves died at that place????
  • A great day for the family, and enthusiasts, will be had here!
  • Absolutely Beautiful! Anyone would enjoy the rich history of this historic home and garden