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Pond Spring

12280 Alabama 20

Pond Spring was the post-Civil War home of Gen. Joseph Wheeler, a Confederate major general, a U.S. congressman, and a Spanish-American War general. The 50-acre site includes a dogtrot log house built around 1818, a circa 1830 Federal-style house, the 1870s Wheeler house, eight farm-related outbuildings, two family cemeteries, an African-American cemetery, a small Indian mound, a pond, a boxwood garden, and other garden areas. 


Michael Brown

Monday, April 9, 2018
Great historic home and property of General Joe Wheeler. Contains all original furnishings and personal items owned by the Wheeler family. Two houses, two cemeteries and several outbuildings are there as well as an ancient Native American mound/midden dating back to around A.D. 900. Guided tours are given every hour and mine was excellent. My guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative and was a wealth of information. Gift shop is on site. Admission was just $8 or $5 for seniors, active military, and less for children. I highly recommend visiting here, especially if you are interested in history and/or old houses.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Our guide, Pam, was extraordinary! Pam's ability to share her vast knowledge of the houses, furniture, out buildings, grounds, and most of all the history was phenomenal and delivered with just enough humanity and humor. Her comprehensive information and professional demeanor enhanced my tour experience immeasurably.

Jenna Roden

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Very interesting and beautiful. I thought the staff was very knowledgeable. They made it very fun and memorable for my 11 yr old.

Phillip Smith

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Wow very interesting. Awsome place and history.

t c

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
This is a beautiful property with tons of historical content. The entrance fee is remarkably reasonable. We greatly enjoyed the tour given by Ms Pat. She was very patient and knowledgeable and we can't wait to return.

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