A National Historic Landmark, Gaineswood was built by Nathan Bryan Whitfield. A cotton planter and Renaissance man of his time, Whitfield moved from North Carolina to Marengo County in 1834. The house and grounds are currently operated by the Alabama Historical Commission as a historic house museum. Today visitors can tour the Greek Revival structure which contains many original Whitfield family furnishings donated by descendants.
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Producer/Editor: Max Shores
Cinematography by Preston Sullivan