Bessemer Pioneer Homes

Street address: 

Eastern Valley Rd.
Bessemer, AL 35023

Open 1st Sun. in Dec.; other times by appt.

1859 Edgehill Rd.
Hueytown, AL 35023

group, other, other
Admission charged

Original structures dating from early 1800s, built of logs covered with clapboard. Many original owners contributed to development of Alabama in education, politics, veterinary medicine, agriculture and other fields.

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Housed in renovated Southern Railway Terminal. Contains artifacts, documents, photographs, 1800s furnishings and farm implements, Civil War collection relating to 1862 28th Alabama Regiment, antique telephone display, library.
Neat course, relatively short. Tree-lined. Small, nice greens.
Variety of shopping and sightseeing options. Home to Alabama's oldest restaurant, The Bright Star, and many renovated buildings dating back to 1887.
Rolling hills, trees and water.
Preserved and operated by the West Jefferson County Historical Society.
Thomas Hennington Owen originally began construction on the Owen Plantation House in 1833 when he built the two rooms that now make up the back wing. He and his bride, Malissa Rose Sadler, moved into the quaint structure that year.
The McAdory Plantation House was built around 1840 on an estate of about 2,000 acres by Thomas McAdory, Jr. The pioneer architect constructed the dog-trot style house from numbered hand-hewn logs and wooden pegs.