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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 4 weeks ago
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 26 August 2018
Deborah G
Henderson, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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ChristiB153, Program Coordinator, Florence Arts and Museums at Pope's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 26 August 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

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 12 August 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

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Reviewed 24 June 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

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Reviewed 23 June 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

1  Thank TioJuanito
Reviewed 19 June 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

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Reviewed 7 June 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

Thank dianef399
Reviewed 30 May 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

1  Thank 104resident
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Forrest? Lee? Stone Mountain? Nothing to do with Florence but you can find them at this place that is neither a tavern or a museum. Some of the stuff is downright racist and wrong. Tour guide talks about "Lincoln's tax war," and "the blacks." Would...More

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