Gorgas House Museum



As a cornerstone of the University of Alabama, the Gorgas House Museum will serve as an active community resource, committed to learning through exhibition, education, and social engagement.


Front and center, with gates open, at Gorgas House

Mission Statement
To preserve and interpret the Gorgas family legacy and their home’s significance to the history of the University of Alabama. As the first campus building, the Gorgas House Museum provides a connection between the original campus of 1831 and that of today.

 University of Alabama Museums
The Gorgas House Museum is part of a larger University of Alabama Museums system that includes the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Discovering Alabama, Moundville Archaeological Park, and the Office of Archaeological Research.


-The Gorgas House with plowed field, 1897.  Image courtesy of The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.
-Gorgas House Museum, October 2012.