Weeden House

Weeden House Sign

Credit The Huntsville-Madison County CVB

The Weeden House Museum is located in Huntsville, Alabama. The location was named after Maria Howard Weeden. She was a talented artist and poet. She made portraits and published at least four books during her life. She was born in July, 1846. The Weeden House Museum opened in 1981. The house was originally built in the year 1819. Visitors will find amazing architecture and learn about the life of Maria Weeden. The location contains several works by Weeden. It was the home to some early settlers of Huntsville. William Weeden purchased the property in 1845. The location also contains a beautiful garden. Maria’s mother loved to plant flowers. They include the following: heliotrope, peonies, lemon verbena, pinks, and hollyhocks. She enjoyed roses and took special care of the beautiful flowers. Maria captured their essence through her paintings and poetry. The museum contains period furniture and the portraits done by Maria Weeden. The group can take a tour of the house and the grounds. The staff members are helpful and will answer any questions. When your group arrives, you will visit in the parlor on the period furnishings. The tour is self-guided and includes the garden and surrounding area for your curiosity. Maria Weeden was near-sighted, and she used a brush with three horsehairs and helped support the family by selling her paintings. The family owned several slaves. In 1892, she attended the World’s Fair. When you look at her work, you will find unrivaled beauty and perfectly honed artistic talent. Come with your adult group and visit this amazing historic house and museum!

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