Located near Courtland, Pond Spring was home to Joseph Wheeler, former Major General of Cavalry of the Confederate western army, a U.S. congressman, and a Spanish-American War general. Tour the 50-acre site and home which contains the General’s and his family’s memorabilia and furnishings, all original to the home they built and occupied from 1868 through the 1950s.
Following the Civil War, Wheeler became a national symbol for reunification and reconciliation. Wheeler's daughter, Miss Annie Wheeler, served in three wars as a Red Cross nurse.
The 50-acre site includes a dogtrot log house built around 1818, a circa 1830 Federal-style house, the 1870s Wheeler house, eight farm-related outbuildings, two family cemeteries, an African-American cemetery, a small Indian mound, a pond, a boxwood garden, and other garden areas.
Wednesday through Saturday, tours are given hourly at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm. On Sundays, hourly tours are at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Tours meet on the hour on the Wheeler Home front porch.