Three restored pioneer homes on the outskirts of Bessemer offer a glimpse into early life in Alabama. Open 1st Sun. in Dec. 1–4; other times by appt. for tours and special events

Located adjacent to the Birmingham area’s outstanding Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, the beautiful old Sadler Plantation House is one of the finest surviving homes of its era in the Deep South. It is thought that the original section of the home, a so-called “single pen” log cabin (so named because it was a square “pen” made of logs), was built between 1817 and 1820. Tradition holds that the builder, John Loveless, began construction on the home in an old Indian field after arriving in the area from South Carolina.