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Pope's Tavern

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The curator of this museum LOVES his history!

We made a day trip from Birmingham to Florence, which is about 2 1/2 hours. We decided to go to the... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Birmingham, Alabama
VERY NICE small town museum

Thank goodness there are those people who care enough about our collective history that they decide... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Deborah G
Henderson, Tennessee
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203 Hermitage Dr, Florence, AL 35630-4667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While we enjoyed learning the history of Pope's Tavern, the museum presentation itself was average at best. A lot of "old things" related and unrelated to the "tavern" and to Florence reside inside the historic inn. I also could have done without the glorification of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken B
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We made a day trip from Birmingham to Florence, which is about 2 1/2 hours. We decided to go to the Pope's Tavern, and I'm so glad we did. The curator knew his history and was so willing to share it with us. He walked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ChristiB153, Program Coordinator, Florence Arts and Museums at Pope's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed August 26, 2018

Thank goodness there are those people who care enough about our collective history that they decide to preserve places like this. It's a shame that some don't want to acknowledge that our history is what makes us who we are today. Ignoring it or disparaging...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deborah G
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

2nd trip to Pope Tavern and learned even more than the first time! VERY knowledgeable curator! Well worth the trip!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hays4cat
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I had never been and always wondered, and we had free passes, so . . .it was really worth the visit; the guide was very knowledgeable and there was a lot of history in a small space; be sure and go upstairs, as it is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Wow what a gem! We visited with no prior knowledge of the site. The Tavern is well maintained and comfortable to visit on a hot southern summer afternoon. The cost was a bargain for what we received. Our host provided a timeline orientation of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

We happened upon Pope's Tavern as the sky's were about to open and pour, Wayne Higgins made us forget the outside chaos and took us to a time past with interesting stories about the Tavern and Florence during the Civil War. I had a small...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

The curator gave us an individual and personal tour of the tavern. His knowledge of the building and its history, along with a detailed description of the artifacts contained therein was amazing! Florence is full of Civil War history and Pope's Tavern played a role...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

My husband and I are very interested in the Civil War history, and this museum does not disappoint. If you love to hear how families at that time opened their homes to be used as a field hospital, you will really like touring this home....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dianef399
Reviewed May 29, 2018

As a parent and educator, I value local history. I also value communities that make an effort to tell the story of that community. Unfortunately, Pope's Tavern is about fantasy not history. Here, you'll learn about the Lost Cause and the "War Between the States"...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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