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Twickenham

Huntsville, AL
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Ranked #13 of 34 Attractions in Huntsville
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

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Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
6 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
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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323 reviews 323 reviews
14 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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512 reviews 512 reviews
227 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
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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Huntsville, Alabama
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We live in this neighborhood and we've taken the tour with our friends visiting from out-of-town. Whether on a bus or walking through on your own it's just lovely. The antebellum homes are stunning. Lots of fun little shops in the downtown area, which are in easy walking distance. We are so lucky to live here and welcome everyone who... More 

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salt lake city
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Absolutely stunning homes, especially the old antebellum houses. Loved seeing the architecture and the landscaping. The magnolia trees were in full bloom. Wish I would have had more time.

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Southeast Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I spent about an hour and a half on the self-guided walking tour. It was a beautiful morning and although the temp was in the 80's a nice breeze kept us comfortable. If you like history and/or beautiful, historic homes, this is a must do. The Huntsville welcome center will give you a CD for a narrated... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful historic homes, near downtown, maple hill cemetery and the VBC, make sure and get lunch downtown on the Square at one of the outdoor cafes that serves pizza, gelato,etc

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I used my GPS and enjoyed a nice driving tour of the dead end streets and many varieties of mansions and upper middle class homes. Great place to raise a family and very safe!

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