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

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.


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 tour times are also available by appointment. 


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