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Burritt on the Mountain

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Burritt on the Mountain has been referred to as a "Jewel on the Mountain." Start with Dr. William Henry Burritt's eclectic mansion, add a historic park with restored 19th century houses including barnyard and animals, and finally throw in the artistic side with concerts, plays and exhibits, and you have a delightful mixture of old and new for young and old!

In 1955, Dr. Burritt willed his mansion and surrounding 167 acres of land on Round-Top Mountain to the city of Huntsville (making it Huntsville's first museum). Since that time, volunteers and community activists have brought original homes from the area to Burritt to be restored and utilized as an educational facility. Our interpreters are always busy demonstrating activities as one would see on a 19th century farm. Blacksmithing, spinning, and cooking over an open hearth are just some of the skills employed in our historic park. In the Burritt Barnyard, visitors can get "up close and personal" with an animal that would have been used for work, wool, or even food for the farmers and their families.

Burritt is a unique Huntsville Treasure named for Dr. William Burritt who gave the land and his home to the city in 1955. It sits on top of Monte Sano Mountain, overlooking the city of Huntsville and boasts breathtaking views. We have nature trails, Dr. Burritt's unique mansion used for exhibits and available to tour, a Historic Park with 6 log cabins, their related outbuildings, and a barnyard complete with animals. The Historic Park allows the interpretation of rural farm life in the area between 1800 and 1900.

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HOURS:Summer Hours (April - October): Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
HOURS:Winter Hours (November - March): Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed: Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Open: President's Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Memorial Day.


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