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Address: Huntsville, AL
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Gorgeous Streets

If you love old houses and beautiful architecture this is a must! It was 96 degrees outside so I could't convince any of my party to walk around the streets, so we just drove... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Saint Jacob, Illinois
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Saint Jacob, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you love old houses and beautiful architecture this is a must! It was 96 degrees outside so I could't convince any of my party to walk around the streets, so we just drove. Definitely a nice change of pace! I loved how all the houses had a plaque in the yard indicating the year it was built!

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Twickenham is a historic neighborhood located in downtown Huntsville near the Courthouse. Streets are lined with beautiful old trees, bungalow houses, flower gardens and mansions. Many of the homes date from 1800's with many registered and marked as National Historic Landmarks. This is a nice area just to stroll through for some quiet time, soak up some history or admire... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is Huntsville's premier historical neighborhood between the hospital district and downtown Square. From late spring thru summer there is a Farmers Market with entertainment, art, dinner, etc. every Thursday night on Greene St. by the Church. Also, in December there is one special Saturday night that all streets in Twickenham are lit with Luminarias and there is a Christmas... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Twickenham is a historic district of Birmngham with an outstanding collection of historiic houses. The ages of many of the houses are marked with outside signs, construction dates ranging from the early 1800's to the 1920's. A really great place for a drive or walk to see some truly beautiful architecture.

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New Market, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Picked up a brochure at the Visitor Center and parked downtown. I managed to see most houses on the tour, and walk a little over 5 miles. It's very interesting to read the history involved in several of the homes. Twickenham is a very beautiful area to take a stroll through, very clean, felt safe walking alone and made for... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a surprisingly beautiful part of Huntsville. We simply drove up and down at random and saw gorgeous historical homes, some decorated for the holidays. Worth the drive.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After eating the hotel breakfast in Huntsville, we set out to discover the Twickenham Neighborhood. I had read that the Twickenham Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its name is derived from an early name for the town of Huntsville, named after Twickenham, England. It has quite a collection of grand old houses, ca. 1818 through... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a local historian who accompanied us and he made the area come alive. All of Huntsville is very historic and anyone who visits needs to take the time to learn how important the town is.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The houses in Twickenham are amazing beautiful. The history behind this part of Huntsville dates back to the civil war era. I did a historical walk around the block and was so thankful I took the time to learn about Huntsville in this manner. So worth the effort to see.

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Madison, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Having family visit us in Huntsville we wanted to entertain by taking the $15 Trolley Tour through Twickenham. Very informative, I didn't know Huntsville was once named Twickenham. The houses are charming and the city is fortunate they survived the Civil War. For those tempted to take the tour, it's first come first serve over at Alabama Constitution Village every... More 

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Address: Huntsville, AL
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