Street Address
641 County Rd. 4
Prattville, AL 36067
Mailing Address
102 E. Main St.
Prattville, AL 36067
Hours
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admissions
Donations gratefully accepted
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Katheryne Wheaton, Buena Vista Director

Description

Tuesday between 10 and 2 for tours and appointments.

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