Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home is located in Lawrence County in north Alabama. The 50-acre site includes 12 historic buildings, gardens, and archaeological features that date back almost 5,000 years.

The main structure on the property is the post-Civil War home of Joseph Wheeler who was a Confederate lieutenant general, a U.S. congressman, a Spanish-American War general, and only one of two generals to achieve the rank of general in the U.S. army after the Civil War. The site gets its name from the large spring-fed pond located on the grounds.

Blue Star Museum: Pond Spring proudly offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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Come experience General Joseph Wheeler's post-Civil War home, 12 historic buildings, gardens, and archaeological features.

Pond Spring is available for special events.

For more information contact the museum at 256-637-8513 or


September 10, 2022, 9am-4pm - General Joe Wheeler's Birthday Celebration

Amount Ticket
$8 Adult
$5 College students, Seniors (65+), Military
$3 Child, 6-18 years
FREE Child, under 6 years
Group rates available - minimum of 10 $1 off admission. For more info call 256-637-8513
Special use coupon $1 off
Facilitiy Use (grounds and Sherrod House) $100/hour
Sherrod House meeting room $25

Pond Spring is located in Hillsboro in Lawrence County in north central Alabama. The site is three miles east of Courtland, Alabama, and about 15 miles west of Decatur on the south side of AL-20 (alternate US-72).

12280 Alabama Highway 20, Hillsboro, Alabama 35643


Site Director: John Griffin

Museum: 256-637-8513