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Antiquity buffs will spot all three Greek architectural orders on this former plantation home and present-day historic house museum that features a combination of fluted Doric columns, spiral-scroll-topped Ionic columns, and Corinthian pilasters that project from the walls. The now-famous home was built over the 20 years leading up to the start of the Civil War, largely by enslaved workers about whom little is known. The house continued to serve as a private residence through the middle of the last century, when it was purchased by the state of Alabama and turned into a house museum in 1975.
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