It's a Southern Christmas at The Donnell House
What better time for a tour of a grand historic home than the holidays? The Donnell House in Athens is hanging the garland and decorating the trees for their annual Festival of Trees.
The two-story house was built in the late 1800s by Rev. Robert Donnell who founded many churches around Alabama and Tennessee. Over the years, the house became the headquarters for a Union officer during the Civil War and later a school. It was almost torn down in the ’70s but some faithful community members raised enough money to save the great estate.
Now, it’s a lively venue for events, weddings, meetings and even tours! The Donnell House is hosting its annual Festival of Trees for locals to come tour the beautiful home and learn about its rich history.
You can even get early access to the house at the Preview Party happening Thursday, November 18th from 6 – 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.