Built in 1829, it is the oldest building on the University of Alabama campus. Originally a dining hall and hotel, it was converted to a residence in the 1840’s, ans was one of four buildings to survive being burned during the Civil War. The Gorgas family occupied the residence from 1879-1953.
Historic house museum that displays 19th century antiques and memorabilia belonging to the Gorgas family.
Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.