The Weeden House Museum and Garden, Huntsville

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Built in 1819,the same year Alabama became a state, the Weeden House is the oldest public house museum in Alabama. The house was home to several distinguished Huntsville owners before the Weeden family purchased it in 1845. Maria Howard Weeden was born in the house in 1846.

The Weeden House is home to the artwork of Howard Weeden. She is credited as being one of the first Americans to paint African Americans true to life.

The museum is open for public tours Wednesday-Saturday from 10:30AM-11:30 AM or by appointment.

Admission is $5.00 each for Adults and $3.00 each for children under 12 years old (no credit or debit cards, please).

The Weeden House is also available for group tours, wedding and event rentals.
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  • Wow! This was so much better than we expected. Had to call/ring doorbell but after that Beth gave us a most personal tour of the house. She brought it to life and was so knowledgeable about it. Not....  more »
  • I absolutely love this museum! It's been a while since I visited, but my guide was phenomenal, and we had such a fabulous time. One of my all time favorite house museums.  more »
  • oh my gosh this place is a gem! if youblike history please do yourself a favor and visit this beautifully preserved historical home. the curator is ironically southern and gave the best tour. engaged with those taking the tour and answered all questions....she should serve her sweet tea after the tour when giving the kitchen building viewing. admission only 5.00 (cash only) but would easily pay 10.00. I loved visiting this home! will bring out of town guests.
  • This is a museum in the private home of artist and poet (Maria) Howard Weeden. The cost is $5 and the tour is about an hour long. I found it to be a fascinating glimpse into not only Weeden's life and art, but also the early history of Huntsville and North Alabama. Like many private museums, Weeden house has had to branch out to make ends meet so they rent the place out as an event venue as well. This means that Lynn, their lone employee is stretched rather thin as tour guide, event coordinator, curator and hostess so you should make an appointment for the guided tour. Nevertheless, she was as gracious and informative a hostess as you could wish for. Word of caution- there are stairs so if you have mobility issues you may miss the upstairs part of the tour.

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