Heritage Days 2022

March 16 and 17

Gaineswood will present Heritage Days this spring to Black Belt students from the 4th and 5th grades.  Hands on presentations on Choctaw life, pottery making, blacksmithing, a French Marine Encampment, and wagon travel will bring the mid-1800’s in Alabama to life for students.  Students will experience family life of the planter and of the many enslaved hands that contributed to the building and management of the home during a tour of the home.  

“This project is supported by the Alabama Humanities Alliance, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”  “Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Alabama Humanities Alliance or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

Christmas at Gaineswood 2021

November 30December 22

Enjoy guided tours in the beautifully decorated 1861 plantation home in Demopolis, Alabama.

Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm,
November 30 to Dec 22, 2021

Special Events Celebrating the 50th annual COTR Dec. 3 & 4

Friday:  Candlelight Visit with photo op & refreshments

Saturday: Guided tours, photo op, crafts for children, teens, and adults.  Create a Gaineswood ornament or paint the symbol of hospitality, a pineapple.

Christmas on the River

December 3 @ 5:30 pm8:00 pm

Friday, December 3, 5:30-8:00

Candlelight visit, photo op, and refreshments

Closed for Winter Break

December 23, 2021 through February 1, 2022

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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