Explore a historic home dating back to the 1800s.
This historic home is located in the heart of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alfred Battle built it in 1835. He was a prominent businessman who used it for weekend retreats until 1844. After that, he and his family lived here full-time until 1875. The second owner of the home was Bernard Friedman, a Hungarian Jew that immigrated to the United States for a better life. Until 1965, the family owned the house, but it was donated to the city by Friedman's youngest son Hugo.
The public is welcome to take a tour of the home at 2:30 pm from Tuesday through Saturday. Right as you walk into the house, there are two separate parlors. The left parlor is known as the ladies parlor, and the one on the right is for gentlemen. Not all furniture and art pieces are original to the home, but they do showcase period furnishings to give you an idea of what it might have looked like back in the day. If you enjoy exploring historical places, be sure to stop by the Battle-Friedman House and Gardens in Tuscaloosa.