Burritt on the Mountain, the first museum in Huntsville, provides a wide array of recreational and educational activities.
Burritt’s historic park interprets farm life in the 1800s including demonstrations of various historic skills and crafts as well as a barnyard that houses animals typical of an 1800s North Alabama farm. Rotating exhibits are housed in Dr. Burritt’s mansion. Speical times are set aside on Tuesday afternoons and weekend days for demonstrations.
A guided tour of the historic park is offered each Saturday and Sunday. You may also enjoy hiking our wooded trails that meander throughout our 167 acres or bring a picnic lunch to munch on our Green as you enjoy one of the best views in town. In addition to self-guided tours of Dr. Burritt’s mansion and the historic park and barnyard, we offer guided tours and activities for groups of 12 or more. Please contact the education department to arrange a guided tour or hands-on activities for your group.
More information about group activities may be found on our website under Education. Day camps for children in grades K- 5th are offered during spring, summer and fall breaks with lots of entertaining learning activities, arts and crafts and active outdoor and indoor play. We also offer monthly home school enrichment activities (September – May). We host multiple festivals and special event days throughout the year including Spring Farm Days, the Easter Jubilee, Dairy Day, Family Fun and Games Day, International Heritage Festival, and Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas. We provide an original special Spring/Summer interactive event each year geared for children ages 3 to 11. These special interactive events have become family favorites as they provide opportunities to learn as you play. We periodically offer adult classes – usually arts and crafts themed.
Our outdoor concert series, City Lights and Stars, is a favorite pastime enjoyed by families each summer. Think of Burritt on the Mountain if you are looking for a spot for a conference, wedding, reception or party. We have beautiful rental facilities that are ideal for any event. There is always something going on at Burritt. Frequently check our calendar on the website or sign up to receive our email blasts to be “in the know” about the many fun and exciting happenings at Burritt on the Mountain.