Alabama April 25, 2018
The Mountaintop Attraction In Alabama That’s Perfect For The Entire Family
Alabama is home to a variety of attractions that are perfect for the entire family. One attraction in particular is Burritt on the Mountain, which is also known as The Jewel on the Mountain. Burritt on the Mountain is perfect for all ages and is a must-visit for anyone who loves history. To learn what makes this attraction truly special, read on.
Burritt on the Mountain is an open-air museum that's located atop Round Top Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama. Situated on a 167-acre site, this attraction is the former estate of Dr. William Burritt and gives us a glimpse of 19th century farm life.
Dr. Burritt died in 1955 and had no heirs. He willed his home and land to the city of Huntsville.
Burritt Mansion is filled with numerous antique furnishings that are specific to the home's time period.
Some of these beautiful furnishings are original to the house.
Since becoming a public attraction, several 19th-century buildings have been added to Burritt on the Mountain. A few of these buildings include the Chandler House, an 1884 church, and the Joel Eddins House (pictured below).
The Joel Eddins House is a hall-and-parlor log house that was built in 1810. It's the oldest documented building in Alabama.
Burritt on the Mountain offers one of the most incredible views in Huntsville, Alabama.
The view alone makes the visit to Burritt on the Mountain well worth it.
The Historic Park at Burritt on the Mountain features several living history interpreters that demonstrate skills of the past with a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities.
To make this experience as authentic as possible, the interpreters are fully dressed in period-specific clothing.
This historic park is divided into two areas: 1850 and 1900. These specific areas include buildings, furniture, and tools from each time period.
It's very interesting to see how much things have changed over the past 150+ years.
Children and adults alike enjoy The McCurdy Barnyard, which is also part of the historic park.
From goats and sheep, to horses and pigs, you'll see all types of animals inside this barnyard area.
In addition to the park's live demonstrations and barnyard, children also enjoy its special play areas.
These unique, custom-built playgrounds are perfect for children of all ages.
The next time you're in Huntsville, Alabama, be sure to visit Burritt on the Mountain. It's open year-round and has something for everyone.
Burritt on the Mountain is located at 3101 Burritt Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801. For more information, including hours and rates, you can visit the attraction's website
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