Welcome to the Historic Huntsville Foundation

We promote the preservation of historic sites, buildings, houses and neighborhoods in Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama. From the courthouse square to rural farmhouses, historic places make our community a better place to live, work and play.


Special Presentation!

Join us this Thursday, May 3, at the Huntsville Area Association Realtors Building at 535 Monroe Avenue, for a FREE presentation, Ranch Houses in the Rocket City led by Dr. Richard Cloues, former Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the Georgia Historical Association.  Dr. Cloues is a noted expert in ranch houses and mid century modern architecture.

Connect to History

Harrison Brothers Hardware

Historic Huntsville Foundation’s investment in Harrison Brothers Hardware preserved Alabama’s oldest hardware store and offers a destination shopping experience in downtown Huntsville.

Bicentennial Celebration

Our free, family friendly programs celebrating Alabama’s 2019 Bicentennial will educate our children about Huntsville-Madison County’s historic resources to ensure their place in our community for tomorrow and the next hundred years.

Current Projects

Our energetic preservation mission leads us to protect the buildings and homes from Alabama’s early statehood period to the neighborhoods of America’s early rocket scientists and engineers.

From the site of Alabama’s constitutional convention to the birthplace of the United States space program, Huntsville and Madison County has a history like no other. The richness and diversity of our historic resources reflects our community’s unique journey and places a special responsibility on us to preserve our historic places for future generations.

Our home has Alabama’s oldest homes and buildings, boasting ten National Register historic districts.   From the Greek Revival and Federal-style homes of the Twickenham Historic District to the neighborhoods of textile workers in the Dallas, Lincoln, Lowe and Merrimack Mill Villages to the space age subdivisions created for rocket scientists and engineers, Huntsville-Madison County has a history that must be seen to be believed.