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Downtown Bessemer National Historic District

The downtown area has been designated as a National Historic District. The District contains many older structures that date back as far as 1887

Bessemer, AL Historic Districts

Bessemer Hall of History Museum

Housed in renovated Southern Railway Terminal. Contains artifacts, documents, photographs, 1800s furnishings and farm implements, Civil War collection relating to 1862 28

Bessemer, AL Museums

Bessemer Pioneer Homes

Original structures dating from early 1800

Bessemer, AL Historic Homes


Things to do Historic Homes near Bessemer, AL

Kirkwood Mansion

One of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the South. Possibly most photographed antebellum home (ca. 1860) ...

Owen Family Pioneer Home

Preserved and operated by the West Jefferson County Historical Society....

Bessemer Pioneer Homes

Original structures dating from early 1800s, built of logs covered with clapboard. Many original owners contributed to develo...

Gorgas House

Built 1829; oldest building on campus. Occupied by Gorgas family members 1879-1953. One of 4 buildings to survive Civil War. ...

Farrington Hall

Adding to his famous Rajah Lodge home and gardens, 3-term congressman and coal mine owner William F. Aldrich built elaboratel...