Gaineswood State Historic Site [AL]
Gaineswood is one of America's finest Greek Revival houses. Exceptional interior spaces have domed ceilings, elaborate plasterwork, and a facing pair of gilt mirrors that endlessly reflect each other. Designed by owner and amateur architect General Nathan Bryan Whitfield, Gaineswood was constructed during 18431861. Some of the elaborate work was executed by African-American slaves. The house museum contains many original Whitfield family furnishings and objects. The grounds feature a gazebo, a slave house, and a small building that was most likely a detached kitchen.
The site offers tours and educational programs.