What is Burritt?

In the heart of Huntsville, Alabama, atop Round Top Mountain, lies Burritt on the Mountain, an important piece of Alabama’s history.

Situated on a magnificent 167-acre site overlooking the city, we encourage visitors to explore the natural beauty of Round Top Mountain, learn about its ecology, revisit the lives of farmers from the 1800s, and tour the Burritt Mansion. For over 60 years Burritt has been an attraction that everyone can enjoy.

The site is home to Dr. William Henry Burritt’s unique 1938 mansion.

Learn the story of Dr. Burritt and his three wives, his penchant for goat’s milk, and how his vocation of homeopathic medicine led him to build one of the city’s most unique and eccentric homes.

The Historic Park consists of 6 authentic 19th century homes typical of life in the Cumberland Plateau, along with a blacksmith shop and assorted outbuildings. Interpreters in authentic period dress are on hand to answer questions, give tours, and demonstrate life as it was on a farm during the 1800s. At the heart of the Historic Park is The McCurdy Barnyard, home to a variety of authentic farm animals that educate young and old about the animals’ purpose on a farm.

The Nature Trails at Burritt are perfect for hiking to enjoy the wide variety of wildflowers in spring or the colorful mountain foliage in fall. Burritt’s trails circle around Round Top Mountain and connect to the LandTrust of Madison County and Monte Sano State Park. Geocachers come from around the world to explore the mountain and find our cache. Our nature trails are also listed on the Huntsville/Madison County Birding Trail.

From hiking our beautiful nature trails to history to hidden treasures, Burritt has something for everyone. Our mission is to enhance lives and build community through educational, artistic, and recreational experiences while preserving our heritage, land and historic structures. Bring a picnic and make a day of fresh air and fun at Burritt on the Mountain!

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