Gorgas House

Named for University of Alabama president Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883), the Gorgas House is the oldest building on the campus in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County. It is one of only a handful of structures that survived when U.S. military forces burned the campus during the Civil War. The Gorgas family moved into the home in 1879, and the building now serves as a museum devoted to them and houses family items and exhibits related to nineteenth-century life in the home. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

Courtesy of the Gorgas House Museum, University of Alabama