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Pope's Tavern

203 Hermitage Dr, Florence, AL 35630-4667
+1 256-760-6439
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Wow what a gem! We visited with no prior knowledge of the site. The Tavern is well maintained and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rgr1980
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Auburn, Alabama
It Stormed, We Stopped and it did not Disappoint

We happened upon Pope's Tavern as the sky's were about to open and pour, Wayne Higgins made us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TioJuanito
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Huntsville, Alabama
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203 Hermitage Dr, Florence, AL 35630-4667
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"civil war history"
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"frontier days"
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"field hospital"
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"guided tour"
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"personal tour"
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"enjoy history"
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"small museum"
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"great place to visit"
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"wonderful tour"
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"hidden gem"
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"wayne"
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"curator"
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"artifacts"
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"century"
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"buffs"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a gem! We visited with no prior knowledge of the site. The Tavern is well maintained and comfortable to visit on a hot southern summer afternoon. The cost was a bargain for what we received. Our host provided a timeline orientation of the...More

Thank rgr1980
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon Pope's Tavern as the sky's were about to open and pour, Wayne Higgins made us forget the outside chaos and took us to a time past with interesting stories about the Tavern and Florence during the Civil War. I had a small...More

Thank TioJuanito
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The curator gave us an individual and personal tour of the tavern. His knowledge of the building and its history, along with a detailed description of the artifacts contained therein was amazing! Florence is full of Civil War history and Pope's Tavern played a role...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

My husband and I are very interested in the Civil War history, and this museum does not disappoint. If you love to hear how families at that time opened their homes to be used as a field hospital, you will really like touring this home....More

Thank dianef399
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

As a parent and educator, I value local history. I also value communities that make an effort to tell the story of that community. Unfortunately, Pope's Tavern is about fantasy not history. Here, you'll learn about the Lost Cause and the "War Between the States"...More

Thank 104resident
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Forrest? Lee? Stone Mountain? Nothing to do with Florence but you can find them at this place that is neither a tavern or a museum. Some of the stuff is downright racist and wrong. Tour guide talks about "Lincoln's tax war," and "the blacks." Would...More

Thank Winthrop A
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Ok, lets start this by saying that the person in the building told us right off the bat that there is no evidence that the building was ever a tavern. That gives you a little idea of the site. In any case he was a...More

Thank rex m
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Pope's Tavern is a beautiful site with many interesting artifacts inside. It could be a really compelling experience, but its pro-Confederate aura is distracting and concerning. There are posters on the wall summarizing the "War for Southern Independence" and the gift shop is full of...More

Thank jjhauger
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Christi B, Public Relations Manager at Pope's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Please know we understand your concerns are presently working on a more comprehensive interpretation of the Civil War at Pope's Tavern. We hope you will revisit next year when these plans are implemented.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Wayne, the curator of the museum gave us a wonderful tour of this early 1800's tavern. He explained a lot of the artifacts to us which gave so much more meaning to what we were looking at. This old tavern was also used as a...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My wife, daughter and I were given a superb tour of this small museum by the curator himself. A former history teacher in an elementary school, he was passionate about history and very friendly to us - Yankees from none other than Springfield, IL, the...More

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