Bankhead & Sipsey Wilderness

General Joseph Wheeler Birthday Celebration

September 07, 2019 in Hillsboro , AL

10am to 2pm


On Saturday, September 7, the Alabama Historical Commission is honoring General Joe Wheeler's birthday at his home in North Alabama. Visitors to Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home, will be able to sample cake made from a family recipe said to be the General’s favorite. The public can explore the grounds from 10am to 2pm to see re-enactors participate in a skirmish and fire a working Civil War cannon. Various folk artists demonstrating their skills such as a blacksmith, chair caners, re-enactors demonstrating “pit-fire” cooking can be found on the ground. Representatives from the Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association and the Happy Hearts Quilt Guild will also be performing demonstrations onsite. At 12pm a Nashville musician will perform on the Wheeler Home front porch. Entrance to the grounds, 12 pm concert, and cake samples are free. Admission to the Wheeler House, is $8 adults, $5 seniors/college students/military, and $3 children 6-18, free for children under 6.