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Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

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Address: 331 Cotton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211-1465
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+1 205-780-5656

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Nice place to visit

If you enjoy historical home tours this is a nice one. Sorry to say it is located in a sketchy part of town, but once you get there you feel totally safe. You can even eat lunch... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We stopped by here on our way out of town and loved it. Both ladies working were wonderful and knowledgeable about the history of both the house and the area. Such a beautiful property with a colorful history. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Jessica C
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This home was okay to visit. The woman who worked there was very helpful and friendly. If you've seen everything else in Birmingham and you have some time stop in.

Thank Judy G
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you enjoy historical home tours this is a nice one. Sorry to say it is located in a sketchy part of town, but once you get there you feel totally safe. You can even eat lunch there in the summer months on Fridays.

Thank mlwtef
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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95 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Not much here to see. No gardens here, either. Admission was $5, which is $4.99 too much. The only interesting thing was the detached men's room, which was hot as a sauna, with wood paneling to match.

2 Thank alexwolf2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

An hour well spent viewing this only Antebellum home left standing in Birmingham. Our Docent was very knowledgeable. For those attempting to find the home it is on Cotton Street. You must enter thru the Birmingham Museum.

2 Thank Marylou B
Lakeland, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

My husband and I enjoyed this - a must go. Did not know this was available - what a surprise. Make sure this is on your visit to Birmingham.

2 Thank grammydawn3
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Stopped here to break up a long drive north and could not have been more pleased with the beautiful home and its gorgeous gardens. Take a self-guided tour through the house and step back in time to the 1800s. The home is beautifully furnished, and the gardens were in bloom and attracting butterflies. If you're lucky, you'll encounter Steve in... More 

1 Thank ggddizzy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Arrived too close to closing, and house is in a not so great area surrounded by condemned buildings and poverty, lots of police activity in the area. Thankful others shared photos of the inside so we could see them. It would be nice to see the city invest in renovating this area so that people will not be afraid to... More 

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a really beautiful place! We could see the entire house, the kitchen, the gardens. They also have some kind of tour/lunch with costumes and everything that seems a great experience

1 Thank metorresf
Adamsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

We have visited this sight numerous times. Never get tired of the Christmas tour. The added room in the rear where refreshments are served, sometimes with musicians, makes the visit all the more enjoyable. It's a charming piece of local history. I bought one local history book here, can't recall the name. It was full of profanity so I never... More 

2 Thank jack h

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