About Huntsville Pilgrimage Association
The purpose of this organization is to advance the appreciation and preservation of the historic heritage of Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama through a Pilgrimage of homes and related events. Donations and funds raised by the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association go directly to the maintenance and restoration of Maple Hill Cemetery's grave markers, monuments and landscape.
In addition to the annual Pilgrimage home tour and cemetery stroll, association volunteers conduct cemetery tours for grammar school students, furthering their knowledge and appreciation of local and state history and helping them better understand the need for preservation.
Huntsville, Alabama is known for a lot of things - NASA, space exploration and technology, to name a few. Many people don't realize how much historical significance is embedded in the roots of the Rocket City, too. In fact, Huntsville harbors the largest cluster of antebellum structures in the state of Alabama.
The inspiring and breath-taking Twickenham district, home to more than 60 antebellum homes, businesses and churches, is one of the South's best-kept secrets. This area is a crowning jewel for a city with a unique history and a great story to tell.
The Huntsville Pilgrimage Association takes a leading role in showcasing and celebrating Huntsville's precious historical landmarks. Through an annual event called the Pilgrimage, we provide locals and out-of-town guests the opportunity to get an up-close-and-personal view of some of the finest architecture and interior design that Alabama offers.