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

Become a Friend

Become A Friend

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Friends of Gaineswood or making a donation to the museum may send a check to the organization at P.O. Box 443, Demopolis, Alabama 36732. Donations also can be mailed to 805 S. Cedar Ave., Demopolis, 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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