Street Address
641 County Rd. 4 E
Prattville, AL 36067
Mailing Address
102 E Main St
Prattville, AL 36067
Hours
Available for tours
or by appointment.
Tuesday10 AM - 2 PM
Admissions
Tour Cost is $5.00
Free. Donations Accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Darlene Leistner, Buena Vista Contract Provider
phone: 334-498-0152

Description

Premier Event Venue in the River Region! A beautiful antebellum house built circa 1840's. Available for tours Tuesday 10 - 2, or by appointment. Tour Cost is $5.00

Available by appointment for Weddings, Receptions, Dinners, Luncheons, Parties, Bridal and Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Corporate Events, Business Seminars and Luncheons. Perfect setting for Prom, Cotillion and Graduation Photo Shoots.

History

Construction was begun in 1822 by a foreign man, who was not able to complete the work. It was purchased in 1844 and completed by Capt. William Montgomery. The molding and finishing materials for the house were shipped over from England via oceanliner. English artisans came and worked on putting up the medalions and friezes and cornices, which are more elaborately done in the present double parlor and the dining room. Another notable feature in the 24 ft. spiral staircase. It is made of maghogany base and spirals up to the 3rd floor. Legend has it that Andrew Jackson visited Capt. Montgomery at one time, and when his house burned down he had a spiral staircase put in that is extremely similiar to the one in Buena Vista.

Artifacts Collections

  • We have several antique pieces throughout the house.

Educational Programs

The Buena Vista Coordinator gives tours of the house. Donations are accepted. Tours may last about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the group and individuals.

    Governance

    We are owned and operated by the Autauga County Heritage Association.
    Previously owned by International Paper.

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No