Street Address
300 Gates Avenue SE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2239
Huntsville, AL 35801
phone: 256-536-7718
Admissions
$5.00 Adults
$2.50 Children
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Barbara Lauster-Scott, Director
phone: 256-536-7718

History

Built in 1819, home of poet/artist Maria Howard Weeden, thought to be a man. Born in the house in 1846, died in the house in 1905. Became famous for painting black faces and creating poetry from their dialect. One of her books used in Gone With the Wind in 1939, did work for Joel Chandler Harris (Uncle Remus) and for Charles Dickens. Family owned house for 111 years. Opened as museum in 1981. Ghosts sited.