Burritt on the Mountain

Situated on a magnificent 167-acre site overlooking the city of Huntsville, Alabama, Burritt on the Mountain encourages visitors to explore the natural beauty of ‪Round Top Mountain, learn about its ecology, ‪revisit the lives of farmers whose living revolved around nature, and tour the ‪Burritt Mansion, the home of ‪Dr. William Burritt, whose estate created the ‪Museum that bears his name.

The Burritt Mansion has been restored to how much of it was when Dr. Burritt built it.  Several wings of the Mansion are used for rotating exhibits.  The Mansion is interesting to tour with its eclectic decor, beautiful furnishings and a wide variety of architectural styles.  Dr. Burritt was "green" before his time and incorporated many building practices that have now become common. 

In addition to the mansion, volunteers and community activists have brought original homes from the area to Burritt to be restored and utilized as an educational facility.  Interpreters are always busy demonstrating activities as one would see on a 19th century farm.  Blacksmithing, spinning, and cooking over an open hearth are just some of the skills employed in the historic park.  In the Burritt Barnyard,  visitors can get "up close and personal" with an animal that would have been used for work, wool, or even food for the farmers and their families. 

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Latitude: 34.715942 Longitude: -86.539575 Elevation: 1568 ft
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Hours Open

(April-October) Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.; (November-March) Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.; Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Day

Fees

$10/Adult, $9/Seniors and Military, $8/Child (3 to 18 years old)

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Elizabeth Jones - Burritt on the Mountain
256-536-2882
3101 Burritt Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801 US
Angie Pierce - Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
256-350-3500
800-648-5381
256-350-3519 (Fax)
PO Box 2537
Decatur, AL 35602 US

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