To preserve, promote and serve as an advocate for Gaineswood National Historic Landmark.

About Us

Who Are The Friends of Gaineswood?

The Friends of Gaineswood Inc. was organized in 1995 to preserve, develop, broaden and memorialize the historical significance of Gaineswood mansion and surrounding property through public funding and state assistance. Additionally, its purpose is to foster, encourage and develop public appreciation and support for the Gaineswood museum. Gaineswood is considered one of America’s finest Greek Revival homes.

Friends of Gaineswood Inc.

John Northcutt, President
John McKinley, Vice President
Whit Bird, Treasurer
William Gantt, Secretary
Nancy Lindsey, Site Director

Friends of Gaineswood Inc.        Board Members

George Whitfield
Carolyn Bell
Annye Braxton
Becky Willis
Ann Compton Arnold
Aretha Muhammad
Kelly Mullins
Joseph South III

Become A Friend

 Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Friends of Gaineswood Inc. or making a donation to the museum may send a check to the

Friends of Gaineswood Inc.
P.O. Box 443
Demopolis, AL 36732
Friends of Gaineswood Inc.
805 S. Cedar Ave.
Demopolis, AL 36732

Why should I donate?

Your support helps maintain the Gaineswood antebellum home. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and presenting history.
Your donation today helps the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the home.

Volunteer here

Join the Gaineswood staff to support us looking our best.  As we continue to grow, our volunteer support is vital.  We’d love to hear from you! 
For more information call us at (334) 289-4846



The University of West Alabama Integrated Marketing Communications program, through its “Simulated Workplace” teaching, began working with Gaineswood in 2019.  Classes have created this web site, updated our logo, aided in advertising and other projects.   Gaineswood is very grateful for UWA’s contributions to sharing and preserving this historic site in Alabama.  

Sartain Print

           In 1860, Mobile photographer Chauncey Barnes took a photograph of Gaineswood. The photo was sent to John Sartain in Philadelphia the premier engraver on steel in America.  He created engraving plates from the photograph.  The image shows Gaineswood at its finest, its landscaped grounds, members of the Whitfield family and enslaved people.


P. O. Box 443

805 South Cedar Ave.
Demopolis, Alabama 36732


$10 Adults

$9 Seniors

$8 College and

$5  Students  6-18

Group rates are available for 10 or more. Call us at (334) 289-4846 for more information or to make an appointment.

Blue Star Museum: We proudly offer free admission to any active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.


Open: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday

Closed: Sunday and Monday, unless by special appointment. Call us at (334) 289-4846. 

Other large group tour times are  available by appointment. 


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