History

Huntsville doesn’t just have space – it has history, as well. The birthplace of the U.S. space program, the beginning of Alabama’s statehood, and home to stunning, historic Southern architecture, Huntsville’s past has quite a story to tell.

QUIZ: Which Haunted Huntsville Ghost Are You?

QUIZ: Which Haunted Huntsville Ghost Are You?

Let us Guess your Ghost with our Quiz Huntsville, Alabama has history. With that history comes ghost stories and hauntings. Find out which ghost or haunted place you are with our quiz below! Don’t forget to take the Huntsville Ghost Walk Tours every September and October! You can also find all of the history events […]

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Five Must-See Historic Huntsville Spots

Five Must-See Historic Huntsville Spots

Five Must-See Historic Huntsville Spots for Visitors Katie Stamps, Historic Preservationist for the City of Huntsville 1. 506 Franklin Street, Twickenham Historic District Being partial to Victorian-era architecture, I became utterly captivated by the c. 1887 Goldsmith-Donovan House when I started working for the City of Huntsville.  Originally a modest, two-story cottage, this Italianate-style dwelling […]

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The Story Behind Huntsville’s Historic Weeden House

The Story Behind Huntsville’s Historic Weeden House

Weeden House Celebrates Bicentennial 2019 will not only mark the bicentennial of the state of Alabama, but also for Huntsville’s historic Weeden House.  Built in 1819, a visit to Alabama’s oldest house museum will transport you through time to antebellum life in Huntsville.  The house showcases exquisite nineteenth century antiques and furnishings.   Architecture such as […]

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Dynamite History of Downtown Huntsville’s Lewter Hardware

Dynamite History of Downtown Huntsville’s Lewter Hardware

Lewter Hardware For more than 90 years, Lewter Hardware has been a Huntsville, Alabama staple. Huntsville has some unique and enriching history. We also pride ourselves on preserving that history and sharing it with others. This is why Huntsville has a deep connection with the past, present, and future. One bit of history that I […]

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Huntsville’s Guide to the Historic Districts

Huntsville’s Guide to the Historic Districts

History through Homes History isn’t just found in museums and parks, but in the everyday workings of a city.  As Huntsville has grown and expanded since 1810, residential neighborhoods have grown and reflect the architectural and historical character of the time and the economic status and lifestyle of Huntsville’s residents.  But it’s not just history: […]

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Take A Civil War History Hike in Huntsville

Take A Civil War History Hike in Huntsville

A Hike Back in Time Among the trees on Monte Sano’s southern slope is a natural spring that marks the spot where the Civil War officially ended in North Alabama. Trough Springs, located along Trough Springs Trail on the Land Trust of North Alabama’s Monte Sano Nature Preserve, is the site of surrender for Lt. […]

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Huntsville Celebrates History Month in October

Huntsville Celebrates History Month in October

October is Huntsville History Month Huntsville doesn’t just have space – it has history, as well. That history will be celebrated throughout the entire month of October as part of Huntsville History Month, a new campaign spearheaded by the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Through this initiative, the CVB has curated a digital, […]

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Exploring the Foundations of Faith Trail in Huntsville

Exploring the Foundations of Faith Trail in Huntsville

Foundations of Faith Trail The Huntsville Foundations of Faith Trail churches define the heart of the area’s rich and diverse cultural and spiritual heritage. Each of these churches has a story to tell. Some churches have been designed by experienced architects and some were designed by church members who “felt the calling.” The stained glass […]

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All Aboard the Blue Bayou for an Incredible Dining Experience

All Aboard the Blue Bayou for an Incredible Dining Experience

All Aboard “The Blue Bayou” Dining Car! “All aboard!” A man sporting a conductor’s uniform swiftly rang a bell, signaling guests to enter the dining car. “Tickets! Show us your tickets and come inside. Have them ready!” I took the ticket out of my pocket and read my destination: Memphis. Tonight, everyone who arrived at […]

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Celebrating Alabama’s Big Birthday – The Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s Big Birthday – The Bicentennial

Party Like It’s 1819! There are birthdays, and then there are big birthdays, the kind you plan ahead for – like the ones that have zeroes at the end.  And then there are really big birthdays, like the ones that have two zeroes on the end. Alabama’s gearing up for a really big birthday next […]

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