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“Amazing historic home”
Review of Gaineswood

Gaineswood
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Demopolis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 5, 2014

It amazes me that this place isn't more widely known. It is amazingly preserved and has a tremendous story to tell. I have been to a lot of historic homes and this one stands out for its truly exceptional architecture, rich story, and surprisingly strong connection of its decor to its original owners. I got a personal tour from an enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable guide. Definitely one of the best visits to a historic house museum I have had. If you like history and are passing through west Alabama, you should stop here.

Thank Southernroads
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

I got a personal tour and was very impressed with the guide's intimate knowledge of this house and it's residents, furnishings and history. Something to note: the home is on the national register of historic places and according to the Smithsonian, one of the 3 greatest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the country. It also has no front door, as do most Antebellum Mansions!! Most of the original furnishings have been returned to the house by descendants and what you will see there will amaze and delight!

Thank tripsahoy16
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Gaineswood is a true relic from a bygone era, and very interesting to see, but it seems so lost and disconnected from the part of town on which it sits.

Thank JaneYost
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Beautiful & Educational. Nice to visit during Christmas. Be sure to look up the ceilings are very ornate. The guide knows alot of detail about house and area history.

Thank coastiegirl
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

Very nice Greek Revival historic home from the mid 1800's. Full of antique furniture. The Unique domed ceilings are are a beautiful piece of artwork. Pictures are allowed, but no flash. Guided tour takes about an hour--$5 admission. Tour guide did a nice job. Outside property could be better taken care of.

Thank rdpine
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