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Carl Elliott House Museum

The Carl Elliott House Museum

The Carl Elliott House Museum is a historic house museum detailing the life of Congressman Carl A. Elliott, Sr. and the times in which he lived. The modest home in downtown Jasper demonstrates that a man from a ordinary or even poor background can accomplish extraordinary things.

"There were those who said I was ahead of my time.
But they were wrong. I believe that I was always
behind the times that ought to be."
Carl A. Elliott, Sr.

Carl Elliott lived through many of the most tumultuous times in Alabama and American History. The Congressman introduced legislation which would change the face of education in America. He served as a trusted advisor to President Kennedy. And he fought for racial tolerance and a better quality of life in in Alabama at a time most Alabamians didn't want to listen. Despite political exile and financial ruin, Elliott continued to stand for the values he believed in, earning him international acclaim in his later life.

We hope you will visit the museum, and learn about this fascinating character in American history. If you would like more information about Carl Elliott House Museum or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Rebecca Whitten
205-387-0511, ext. 5718

Hours of Operation

The House is open for general visitors Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  and Friday each week from 9:00 until Noon and from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. The House is closed on weekends, Wednesdays, as well as state and federal holidays.

The Elliott House will open on Wednesdays and weekends for groups by special appointment. To make appointments, contact the Museum Coordinator at 205-387-0511, Ext. 5718.

Location and Directions

The Elliott Musuem is located at 1700 Birmingham Avenue in downtown Jasper.

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Carl Elliott House Museum