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Virtual Tours of Our Buildings
Virtual tours of our Old Tavern building, the Battle-Friedman House, and the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion are accessible right here on our website for those who cannot visit with us in person. These virtual tours feature the highlights of each building and an optional comprehension quiz for educational users.
Built in 1835, this Tuscaloosa landmark has been home to two amazing families with fascinating personal stories and powerful influence over the shaping of Tuscaloosa history.
Jemison-Van de Graaff Manison
Built in 1862, this mansion was originally a vacation home. Now, it boasts a rich history of famous icons such as the first Alabama All-American and the Father of Modern Physics.
Built in 1827 during the time when Tuscaloosa was the Capitol of Alabama, this tavern has served as an inn, a home, and a gathering place to the city of Tuscaloosa for almost 200 years.