Perched on the top of Monte Sano Mountain overlooking Huntsville, AL, sits a true treasure for those of us who live in North Alabama — Burritt on the Mountain. So many different individuals and groups can benefit from this site. Given to the City of Huntsville in 1955, the land and mansion are named for the benefactor, Dr. William Burritt. The mansion is used for exhibits and tours, and an adjacent Historic Park consists of six restored 19th century homes and outbuildings, along with a barnyard full of animals. School groups come for field trips to learn about rural farm life between 1800 and 1900, plus there are other educational experiences and camps hosted in partnership with EarthScope and a series of lessons targeting homeschoolers. Burritt also hosts outdoor concerts, Candlelight Christmas, Holiday Magic, Easter festivities, theatrical events, Burritt Bash, and outdoor activities for adults, such as bird watching and hiking. The restrooms and vending machines are useful for the hikers, and Josie’s Gift Shop is fun for visitors of all ages. I hope you’ll have an opportunity to visit in the future.
The reason for our recent visit, though, was the beautiful wedding of our friends’ daughter. What a gorgeous venue for a wedding!!! The view from Baron Bluff is inspiring no matter the season. We walked into a building full of panoramic windows and the sounds of The Blossomwood Strings. Ahhhh. Elegance and impeccable taste. Here are some glimpses from that lovely afternoon.