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Burritt on the Mountain, referred to as ?Jewel on the Mountain,? features of the mansion of William Henry Burritt, which is enhanced by a historic park with restored 19th century houses. On this site, visitors can also find a barnyard with animals.

The mansion was willed to the City of Huntsville by Dr. Burritt in 1955 together with the surrounding 167 acres of property on Round-Top Mountain. As the first museum in Huntsville, the site became a place where community activists and volunteers brought original homes for restoration and for future use educational facilities.

The site enables visitors to experience 19th century farming, blacksmithing, cooking, and spinning. They can also interact or get up close with animals that are suitable for work, wool, and as food for farmers and families had they been living in the past.

Visitors can visit the Burritt on the Mountain through several ways. There are guided tours they can sign up with and these include hands-on experiences like feeding animals all throughout. They can also simply wander and stroll through the park at their own pace. Interpreters are available for sharing information regarding the houses, animals, trails, and the mansion.
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