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03/14/2013 – Discover Historic Decatur by Foot

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CONTACT: Melinda Dunn, President & CEO
Decatur/Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau
PHONE: 256.350.2028, 800.524.6181

Discover Historic Decatur by Foot

Decatur, Ala. – The Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau announces the return of free guided walking tours in the month of April. Residents and visitors are invited to step out on a casual stroll through Old Decatur Historic District learning about the architecture and history of this charming neighborhood.

Scheduled for April 6, 13, 20, and 27, the one-hour walking tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Old State Bank located at 925 Bank Street Northeast. Knowledgeable guides will escort participants through the Old Decatur Historic District, sharing neighborhood history, entertaining stories and even some “tall tales” from Decatur’s past.

Reservations are not required and tours are held rain or shine. For more information, call the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256.350.2028 or 800.524.6181.

About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)
The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. For information on special events and attractions in Decatur, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at http://www.decaturcvb.org.


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March 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

05/31/2012 Historic Wheeler Home Reopens for Tours

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MOULTON, ALABAMA – After an extensive restoration over the past decade, the historic home of General Joe Wheeler, has reopened to the public and is available for visitors and tours. The historic museum features the General’s and his family’s memorabilia and furnishings, all original to the home they built and occupied from 1868 through the 1950s.

Located near Courtland, Alabama, Pond Spring was home to Joseph Wheeler, a famed Civil War cavalry general in the Confederate Army. After the war he served in the U.S. Congress and became a national symbol for reunification between the North and South. He served in the U.S. Army in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War.  The state-owned landmark had been closed for over a decade while the Alabama Historical Commission undertook an extensive restoration of the house and its belongings.

Along with the home, the 50-acre site, known as Pond Spring, includes a dogtrot log house built around 1818, a circa 1830 Federal-style house, the Wheeler home, eight farm-related outbuildings, family cemeteries, an African-American cemetery, a small Indian mound, a pond, a boxwood garden, and other garden areas.

Admission is $8 for adults; $5 for seniors 65+, military, and college students; $3 for children 6-18 years old; and free for children under 6 years old. Reduced admission rates for groups of ten or more with advance reservations are available upon request. Pond Spring is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Hours of operation are Wednesday–Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Pond Spring is located at 12280 Alabama Highway 20 in Hillsboro. For more information, visit wheelerplantation.org or call 256.637.8513.  

About Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit business organization dedicated to uniting and engaging its’ members to ensure the ongoing prosperity and family-oriented quality of life in Lawrence County.  It strives to be a catalyst for growth and a unified voice advocating on behalf of its members. For more information, visit www.lawrencealabama.com 

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May 31, 2012 at 4:26 PM

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