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The Gorgas House

at The Gorgas House, Tuscaloosa AL

The Gorgas House

 Built in 1829, the Gorgas House was the first structure to be built on the University of Alabama campus and stands as an excellent example of Low Country architecture. The Gorgas House is one of only four buildings on campus to survive the Civil War and the only one designed by renowned architect William Nichols. Originally built as a “hotel” or “steward’s hall.” The house served as a dining hall for the University students until the mid-19th century when it became a faculty residence. The

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Admission is free for current University of Alabama Faculty & Staff and Students and $2.00 for all others.



Additional time info:

Open to the public Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30pm, or by appointment.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


The Gorgas House

810 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401