Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas at Wheeler

Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home invites you to Christmas at Wheeler on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This event is a fun, family start to the Christmas season! Visitors will tour the museum adorned with live greenery and decorations, enjoy refreshments of sweet treats and hot cocoa, children can take “sleigh rides” in a horse drawn buggy, and families will enjoy choral concerts featuring local school and church choirs. Admission to Christmas at Wheeler is free on the grounds, with the cost of admission to the historic house museum, at the rate of $8 adults, $5 seniors, college students and military with ID, $3 youth 6-18 years, and children under 6 years admitted free. 

Pond Spring, The General Joe Wheeler Home is a historic house site 20 miles west of Decatur in Hillsboro, AL on Hwy 20 / Alt 72. The home of General Joseph Wheeler, a Confederate cavalry general during the Civil War, and later in life, a general with the United States Army during the Spanish American War, is now a historic museum. The Wheeler family owned the site for over 100 years, and donated the home to the state of Alabama in 1990. The museum is one of the most complete house museums in the nation, almost entirely furnished with items original to the site including china, uniforms, furniture, and family letters and photographs.

“This is the first Christmas event to be held at the Wheeler Home since it was closed for restoration 14 years ago, and we are very excited to revive this special tradition,” said Kara Long, Site Director of the Wheeler Home.

For more information please call Pond Spring, The General Joe Wheeler Home at 256-637-8513 or email

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