Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville

4.4
Situated on a magnificent 167-acre site overlooking the city, we encourage visitors to explore the natural beauty of Round Top Mountain, learn about its ecology, revisit the lives of farmers from the 1800s, and tour the Burritt Mansion. For over 60 years Burritt has been an attraction that everyone can enjoy. The site is home to Dr. William Henry Burritt’s unique 1938 mansion.

Learn the story of Dr. Burritt and his three wives, his penchant for goat’s milk, and how his vocation of homeopathic medicine led him to build one of the city’s most unique and eccentric homes.

The Historic Park consists of 6 authentic 19th century homes typical of life in the Cumberland Plateau, along with a blacksmith shop and assorted outbuildings. Interpreters in authentic period dress are on hand to answer questions, give tours, and demonstrate life as it was on a farm during the 1800s. At the heart of the Historic Park is The McCurdy Barnyard, home to a variety of authentic farm animals that educate young and old about the animals’ purpose on a farm.

The Nature Trails at Burritt are perfect for hiking to enjoy the wide variety of wildflowers in spring or the colorful mountain foliage in fall. Burritt’s trails circle around Round Top Mountain and connect to the LandTrust of Madison County and Monte Sano State Park. Geocachers come from around the world to explore the mountain and find our cache.
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  • A very interesting place. A mansion, with many unique architectural styles all in one place. Many original items from the builder and his wives (he was married 3 times). The grounds are lovely, and th...  more »
  • There are so many aspects to Burritt I’m not sure how to rate except to say every event I've been to has been excellent. Easter egg hunt and farm reconstruction, excellent for my grandkids, 18-mo, 2-y...  more »
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  • Great place to go and take the kids. They have really good historical buildings. I actually worked then and replaced the siding recectly. It already looked really good, and now looks much better. They also have tours you can take. They show you how everything was done back in the 1800s. Also having live animals to help preserve how people lived a few hundred years ago. Really good place and neat to visit.
  • This place is gorgeous! It is the perfect wedding/reception location in Huntsville. However, there are no hotels there and you would need to bus your guests from the wedding to the reception and/or the hotel. In the alternative, you can have an alcohol free wedding.

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