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Attractions in Marengo County, Alabama

Marengo County History & Archives Museum

The Marengo County History and Archives Museum shares information about the history, culture and people of Marengo County and their contributions to society. Genealogy research can be done at the museum as well.

101 North Walnut Avenue
Demopolis, Alabama 36732
(334) 289-0599

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Bluff Hall Museum

Bluff Hall was built in 1832 by Allen Glover and originally had a Federal style before being converted to Greek Revival in the 1840s. Bluff Hall is owned by the Marengo County Historical Commission and is operated as a historic house museum. It contains period clothing, Empire and Victorian furniture, a display of local history and some unusual gadgets in the kitchen area. There is also a herb garden and gift shop.

407 N Commissioners Ave
Demopolis, AL 36732
(334) 289-9644

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Gainswood Mansion

Gaineswood, a National Historic Landmark, was constructed over an 18-year period (1843-1861). Owner and architect Nathan Bryan Whitfield produced a series of elaborate interior suites with domed ceilings. He adopted many details from popular architectural pattern books by Minard Lafever and others. A cotton planter, Whitfield is described as a Renaissance man. His family's antebellum furnishings and remarkable decorative arts fill the Greek revival structure which is open for tours and events.

805 South Cedar Avenue
Demopolis, Alabama 36732
(334) 289-4846

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Alabama Rural Heritage Center and Gift Shop

The Rural Heritage Center hosts community events that preserve Alabama’s rural heritage in the areas of agriculture and the arts. Additionally, traditional folk art, crafts, and food products from across Alabama are available for purchase at the Heritage Gift Shoppe.

133 Sixth Avenue
Thomaston, AL 36783
(334) 627-3388

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Landmarks and Architecture

Marengo County architectural styles ranging from Greek Revival to Colonial have been preserved. Over 200 years of architecture are represented in the county. To learn more about the history and buildings in Marengo County, visit the

To view historic buildings and landmarks in Marengo County, visit the Rural SW Alabama website.

Another great website to check out is the Alabama Front Porches website, which highlights all of the incredible activities that are available in the Alabama-Tombigbee region of rural southwest Alabama.