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Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

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Address: 331 Cotton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211-1465
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Nice place to visit

If you enjoy historical home tours this is a nice one. Sorry to say it is located in a sketchy part of town, but once you get there you feel totally safe. You can even eat lunch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
mlwtef
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This home was okay to visit. The woman who worked there was very helpful and friendly. If you've seen everything else in Birmingham and you have some time stop in.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy historical home tours this is a nice one. Sorry to say it is located in a sketchy part of town, but once you get there you feel totally safe. You can even eat lunch there in the summer months on Fridays.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

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 the Birmingham Museum.

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Lakeland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Stopped here to break up a long drive north and could not have been more pleased with the beautiful home and its gorgeous gardens. Take a self-guided tour through the house and step back in time to the 1800s. The home is beautifully furnished, and the gardens were in bloom and attracting butterflies. If you're lucky, you'll encounter Steve in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Arrived too close to closing, and house is in a not so great area surrounded by condemned buildings and poverty, lots of police activity in the area. Thankful others shared photos of the inside so we could see them. It would be nice to see the city invest in renovating this area so that people will not be afraid to... More 

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Thank Julie W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a really beautiful place! We could see the entire house, the kitchen, the gardens. They also have some kind of tour/lunch with costumes and everything that seems a great experience

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Adamsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We have visited this sight numerous times. Never get tired of the Christmas tour. The added room in the rear where refreshments are served, sometimes with musicians, makes the visit all the more enjoyable. It's a charming piece of local history. I bought one local history book here, can't recall the name. It was full of profanity so I never... More 

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Van Buren, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Just had a few minutes to check it out. What a beautiful house. This home which was occupied by Union forces during the civil war is very well preserved. Not in a good neighborhood but it's awesome

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