Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens, or Arlington Historic House, is a former plantation house and 6 acres (24,000 m2) of landscaped gardens near downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The two-story frame structure was built between 1845–50 and features antebellum-era Greek Revival architecture. The house serves as a decorative arts museum, featuring a collection of 19th-century furniture, textiles, silver, and paintings. The garden features a restored garden room that is used for special events. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1970, as Arlington, and has also been known as the Mudd-Munger House.
The classic Greek revival style architecture of this two-story home was the construction of a settler from Georgia by the name of Stephen Hall in 1822. Hall came to Birmingham to assist in the building process of a new courthouse and jail. He acquired the original seventeen acres of land and began construction of the future Arlington Home and Gardens.[ii] In 1840 Hall's son, Samuel inherited the plantation, but died two years later, leaving his loved ones with a large debt to pay off.[iii] Because of this debt the family was forced to auction off the plantation for a mere 600 dollars to a man by the name of William Mudd.[iv] Mudd served over twenty years as a Circuit Court Judge in Elyton until he resigned in 1883.[v] Judge Mudd purchased an adjacent eighty acres and[vi] added greatly to the site which he named it “The Grove”. (https://alarchitecture.ua.edu/arlington-home-and-gardens/).
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Michael Barren | Dec 3, 2017
Very nice house. Great for fancy parties and events. A lot of historical background. Friendly people.
Michael Chanslor | Feb 23, 2018
If you have never been to Arlington for one of their Thursday lunches or Evening dinners, put this on your things to do in Birmingham list. Their in-house chef creates unique three-course meals for each event. The food is delicious, the company delightful, and the staff is dedicated. To top it all off, the price is reasonable and includes a tour of the historic antebellum home. Better all around experience than any other restaurant in the area.
Ron McCurdy | Jan 27, 2018
The Arlington is picturesque and historical land mark in Birmingham. The staff enjoys sharing it's history and introducing guests to the home. Events are held throughout the year providing opportunities and entertainment.
Justin Eshelman | Dec 31, 2017
Gates were open when we came, cars were parked in the employee, parking lot, but the ticket building wasnt open, and I didnt see anything on Facebook or their website that would indicate they were closed. While we waited other visitors showed up and eventually left, too. The grounds and building looked really nice though. I just wish we could have know they were closed before we drove from Pelham.
Rebecca W | Aug 3, 2017
Beautiful house and grounds especially in juxtaposition with the surrounding neighborhood. Really stimulates the imagination to see what the area would have been like in the 1800s. Descriptions of the rooms were well written and the grounds looks great even after last year's drought.
Brandi Gary | Mar 15, 2018
Great tour and food! GiGi welcomed us and ensured that everything went smoothly.
Rita Hinson | Jun 12, 2018
Went here for a jazz concert, which was awesome! It was outdoors and unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate. However, the grounds were well kept and clean.
Sonya Ross | Jun 16, 2018
Jonathan Fritzen should be Oprah's new Best thing for music in 2018! He was fantastic purchased both CD's.
Sharon George | Jun 30, 2018
First time and it was delightful! The food was delicious and a special atmosphere.
Sharon Murphy | Jul 12, 2018
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