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.