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Address: Huntsville, AL
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Excellent walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Jgreenway151
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New Market, Alabama
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New Market, Alabama
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
6 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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344 reviews 344 reviews
15 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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27 reviews 27 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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533 reviews 533 reviews
234 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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