Pond Spring is restored to the time when Annie Wheeler, daughter of General Joe, displayed her father's military uniforms and swords. The house also holds objects, furnishings, clothing, and papers that once belonged to the family.

What to See and Do: the 50-acre site includes Hickman dogtrot log cabin (circa 1818); Federal style Sherrod House (circa 1830); 1870s Wheeler house; eight farm-related outbuildings, including a log ice house, log barn, and cook's house; two family cemeteries; African American cemetery; small Indian mound; spring-fed pond; boxwood garden

Guided house tours are offered Wednesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-Noon and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Self-guided tours of the grounds are also available during hours of operation.

The Pond Spring Gift Shop is located in the Sherrod house and open at the end of each tour. The gift shop carries books, unique souvenirs, and decorative items.

The dogtrot log cabin and main home are accessible. The grounds are generally accessible but there are areas of rough terrain. If you have questions about site accessibility or if you anticipate needing special assistance, please contact us at 256-637-8513.


9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday (closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m.)

Closed Sunday

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.