Located near Courtland, Alabama, Pond Spring was home to Joseph Wheeler, former Major General of Cavalry of the Confederate western army, The Army of Tennessee. Wheeler was also a long-time U.S. Congressman following the Civil War, and yet again became a Major General during the Spanish-American War (U.S. Army Volunteers). A man with a well-earned name, "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler became a national symbol for reunification and reconciliation following the Civil War and throughout the latter half of the 19th Century. As the U.S. Congressman, he largely contributed toward the progressive economic direction the northern section of Alabama would pursue during the 20th Century.
Pond Spring, the Gen. Joe Wheeler Home is currently undergoing restoration and preservation work, this managed by the Alabama Historical Commission.
The grounds, cemeteries, and three of the outbuildings at Pond Spring, The General Joe Wheeler Home, are open by appointment for group tours. Admission rates are $8 for adults, $5 for Seniors, college students, military, $3 for children 6-18, and Free for children under 6 years old. Group Rate (10+ people) $1 less than admission prices. Please call the Site Director at 256-637-8513 to make an appointment for your group to visit Pond Spring.
Hours of operation: Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with tours at 9, 10, 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. . No reservations are required UNLESS it is a group.