Originally, Huntsville was called the Town of Twickenham. Therefore, the Twickenham District is located in the oldest part of Huntsville. The architectural variety and the history of the area makes it a fun place to visit.
Burritt on the Mountain is wonderful place to visit. It’s located on Monte Sano Mountain and it overlooks the city of Huntsville, Alabama.
The historic park is filled with homes, antiques, and a barnyard from the 19th century. Most of the homes are open, allowing visitors to freely explore. There are a lot of informational signs posted around the park, which is designed to educate visitors on how people lived during that time period.
The park even has play areas for children, so they can dress up as pioneers, pan for gold, or climb on carriages.
The Burritt Mansion is part of the park and is also open to visitors. Dr. William Henry Burritt built the mason in the 1930’s. Dr. Burritt was born in 1869, in Huntsville, Alabama. He worked as a homeopathic physician and he spent his retirement years at the mansion.
The mansion is gorgeous and was built with a variety of architectural styles, including classical, revival, federal, and art deco.
If you ever visit Huntsville, make sure to check out Burritt on the Mountain.