Weeden House Museum


300 Gates Ave
Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 536-7718

The Weeden House Museum showcases the works of Maria Howard Weeden, artist and poet acclaimed for her watercolor paintings of former slaves and the poems that captured their stories. Original works hang on the walls of this antebellum home and a sampling of her poems is read during tours. Through her short poems, the people she painted come to life with their personalities and relatable stories.

Built in 1819 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house served as Ms. Weeden’s lifelong residence. The house was occupied by Union Army Officers during the Civil War.