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Hillsboro - 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.

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This is a beautiful property with tons of historical content.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.

Mary Massingill

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Very nice place to visit!

Tamala Williams

Friday, July 14, 2017
We injoyed our day, we learned some new things about this great man an his daughter that also done great things for us all. If you would like to know more go and see it for yourself.


Thursday, April 5, 2018
Very fun experience!

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