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Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

331 Cotton Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35211
205-780-5656
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Ranked #20 of 30 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Kennett, Missouri
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195 reviews 195 reviews
31 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you've seen one antebellum home, in my opinion you've seen them all. The grounds were kept well. The house seemed to be preserved well. But why no tour. Just look at the house on your own is their MO. No history of the house is imparted. Very bland. It's better to visit the homes in Charleston, SC, and have... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The only pre civil war antebellum home in the area and serves lunches and dinners there. Older than the city itself.

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Alabama
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245 reviews 245 reviews
44 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Call or look in the paper for their special events during summer and Christmas. Take the time to go enjoy a special lunch in a special house.

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Northport, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A beautiful house that is well preserved, but the self-guided tour leaves a visitor wanting more. The brochure was very informative, but I expect more when being asked to pay for admission to a historic home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Most entertaining tour ever! I went with a group that had only one day to see the sights. The house was closed due to Easter Egg Hunt. When they heard we had come from all per the US they opened and the guide was amazing. History from a guide that could do Stand-up.

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The house is a great example of the 1800 period. The gardens are beautiful. This house and others in the Birmingham area need to be highlighted more so it is easier to find when visiting the area.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We only saw the outside, and will definitely be back before 4 pm as the window peeping we did fueled our interest. It's a small home, but the property is landscaped well and maintained beautifully.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

The history of birmingham is important to understanding the south. While I am super happy we have progressed as a city and country it helps me appreciate where we are today by looking at the past. This house is a great example of how far we have come!

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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230 reviews 230 reviews
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had no idea this was here until I saw a high rating for Arlington Antebellum Home in the AAA TourBook. Overall, the home and property were a pleasant surprise, but I’m torn because the grounds were like an oasis in a part of the city that has seen much better days. I really hope a lot of people visit... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I wanted to see a plantation while in Birmingham. Arlington was built in the 1840s and is within the city limits of Birmingham. I was surprised to see there was a hot dog stand rated higher in "things to see" than this in Trip Advisor. We enjoyed our visit here and the tour by the "southern belle" tour guide.

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