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“Great historic Civil War home”

Pond Spring The General Joe Wheeler Home
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Hillsboro
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Excellent historic site. The home includes all of the original furnishings, and Gen. Joe Wheeler's uniforms, and military arms. The tour guide is the docent and she is so knowledgeable. Joe Wheeler is only one of two Confederate Generals who is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. They are in the process of restoring some of the out buildings. I would highly recommend a visit to this historic site.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is a small operation, but we enjoyed the visit very much. The curator serves as the tour guide, and has a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge about the history of the house and artifacts. When you first park it may look like there is no one around, but persevere. Tours start on the front porch on the hour, and you pay a small fee at that time. The curator is very willing to answer questions or discuss particular items of interest, and obviously loves her job.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We went twice in 1 week and our kids 5 & 8 loved it. Beautiful place and great job on restoring civil war history. The slave house was real cool and original. The kids found fossils. I "WILL" go again. If you love civil war history then come here. And the house is air conditioned now so u can cool off while inside the house during the tour. Host was very pleasant. You will feel the southern hospitality there. They do have a lunch break 12-1pm

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We have a little extra time while in area and went to visit this newly opened home. Cost is $5 and tour is about an hour. What is most fascinating is all the furnishings are original..down to the books. General Wheeler is quite eclectic man and one of a few Alabamians honored in the Washington DC. Please note house on alternate 72

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

On our way to another attraction we spotted the sign for the Joe Wheeler Home. We all marveled at the abundance of artifacts on display. The guide/curator of the museum was knowledgeable and entertaining. She interacted well with all four generations present. We didn’t feel rushed and were prompted to ask questions frequently. The house contained stairs, but my parents willingly climbed them because they didn’t want to miss anything. Pond Springs seemed to be waiting for the return of the Wheeler family with clothing, toys, and toiletry items on display. The home was air conditioned and comfortable. The grounds contain many other buildings and an interesting family cemetery to explore. I recommend walking shoes for exploring the grounds. Our entire party said it was the best tour of the trip. Signage is small; be careful not to miss it.

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