Built in 1905-1906 in the Beaux Arts Colonial style, the McFaddin-Ward House and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house for seventy-five years.
The 12,800 square foot historic home has been restored to the period of 1906-1950 when the McFaddins and Wards lived in the home. With its four massive Ionic columns and colonnade-lined porch, the house graces a full city block. Two massive, 120-year-old live oak trees shade the porte-cochere while anchoring the 40,000 square feet of spacious lawns, flower beds and rose gardens. Behind the home is a two-story carriage house, complete with staff quarters, a gymnasium and hayloft, and horse stalls.
Today, the museum offers free docent-led and self-guided tours of the home, carriage house, and gardens, as well as year-round events and programming. Through education and community outreach, the museum reaches a wide range of audiences. From school tours and internship opportunities to educational lectures and activities, the McFaddin-Ward House Museum offers something for everyone.
Tours are available for ages 8 years or older; however, all ages are welcome on a self-guided tour of the Carriage House. While reservations are encouraged, walk-ins are always welcome.