A trip to Demopolis isn’t complete without a visit to Gaineswood, a 19th century masterpiece of Greek Revival Architecture. Our hotel is close to the Gainsewood Antebellum House Museum, making it the ideal place to stay during your Demopolis adventure!
Designed and built by Nathan Bryan Whitfield in 1843, the stunning home took over 20 years to complete. The land was originally owned by George Gaines and is said to have been the location where he met with famous Choctaw Chief Pushmataha to discuss the Choctaw’s removals to Indian Territory.
The massive plantation house was built when Whitfield, a cotton farmer, needed to create a larger living space for his expanding family. Completed on the eve of the civil war, the house has stood the test of time. Passed down through generations until the early 1920’s the house was purchased by the state of Alabama in 1966 for preservation. The grand house is considered to be one of Alabama’s finest neoclassical houses and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973.
A popular tourist attraction, the home has been reinvested as a historical home museum, where guests can explore the hallways of the architectural wonder and be transported back to a Victorian age of elegance. Gaineswood is the venue for Demopolis’s heritage days each April, and puts on a popular Harvest Festival each October- complete with spooky ghost stories!
Visiting Demopolis around Christmas? In addition to the city's Christmas on the River event, Gaineswood, along with Bluff Hall, host an open house night featuring 19th century decorations and activities.
Learn more about visiting Gaineswood by visiting the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce website.
The Best Western Plus Two Rivers Hotel & Suites is just a short walk from the Gaineswood Antebellum House Museum. Book your stay today to experience the best of historical Demopolis!