Burritt on the Mountain

Location: 3101 Burritt Drive, Huntsville
Admission: $8 adult, $5 ages 13-17, $4 ages 3-12
Mom’s Thoughts: Burritt on the Mountain is a history museum/nature center that sits on the top of Monte Sano Mountain. Although Burritt Mansion is the centerpiece of the venue, young children are going to find very little of interest there. They will however find a lot to do outside of the mansion on the grounds at both the barnyard full of “Burritt Buddies” and in the historic park with several historic structures assembled to reflect rural life in the 19th century. Guides dressed in historic costume are present to lead tours or just answer questions and of course the views from the top of the mountain are amazing.

If you’re family is inclined to take a hike, this is a great place to start.  Membership for a family is $50 and gives you access to the mansion, trails, historic park, and barnyard animals in addition to discounts on special programs and events. The summer concert series is a family favorite in Huntsville and members get access to tickets earlier than non-members.

Special Note: A grandparent membership is available in place of a family membership and offers the same benefits for two grandparents and their grandchildren.