Preserving the Past – Ensuring the Future

Mission: To preserve, promote and serve as an advocate for Gaineswood National Historic Landmark.


Founded in 1994, the Friends of Gaineswood’s mission is to ensure the restoration, preservation and interpretation of this National Historic Landmark. Gaineswood’s heritage and history enriches Alabama, the Black Belt, Marengo County, Demopolis, surrounding communities and the many visitors who are drawn to the area.

Major Restoration Projects

The Friends of Gaineswood, in conjunction with the Alabama Historical Commission and the City of Demopolis have completed the following projects with support from the Save America’s Treasures grant program:

  • Dome Restoration in Dining Room and Parlor
  • Structural stabilization and reroofing of Drawing Room
  • Drawing Room ceiling stabilization
  • Improved drainage
  • North portico column stabilization
  • Restoration of second floor walls and windows adjacent to domes
  • Extensive foundation repair
  • Installation of disabled-access ramp
  • Reconstruction of garden walls and urns
  • Repair of shutters and basement windows
  • Repairs and painting of the main house, gazebo and gate house

Preservation in Action

Friends of Gaineswood Twentieth Anniversary Gala, 2014
  • Become a Volunteer: Click here and let us know your interest.
  • Become a Member: For an annual donation of $50, you can become a member of Friends of Gaineswood. Click here to make your donation.





Sponsorship Levels

Friends of Gaineswood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; therefore, your contribution is tax deductible.