A visit to Pleasant Ridge is a true step back in time. Your hosts, Colonel Scottie & Mrs. Tammy Myers, are veteran reenactors and gifted storytellers who bring history to life with exciting and entertaining detail.
Lawyer and planter Tristram Bethea built the home in 1838, combining Federal and Greek Revival elements. It’s brick construction, a rarity in the early Black Belt, was designed to impress. After a series of owners, Pleasant Ridge sat vacant and crumbling for more than 50 years. The home's journey from romantic ruin to authentic restoration became a preservation success story. Today, formal gardens and ancient cedars and magnolias complete the setting, along with a log cabin, barn and other outbuildings. Colonel and Mrs.Myers wish to keep the home true to its period and intend to share their jewel with others
Colonel and Mrs. Myers, invite you to experience history at Pleasant Ridge. "As veteran reenactors, we have been bringing history to life for decades. Our vision for Pleasant Ridge is to create a warm and friendly space where guests can unplug from technology, relax and enjoy a first-person glimpse into a time gone by. You will be introduced to interesting characters, hear some amazing stories and maybe in the process, you will hear Southern history in a context that is rarely acknowledged today. Our tours, dinners and afternoon teas celebrate the old-fashioned art of conversation, modesty, manners and gracious hospitality. We find all history fascinating and can’t wait to show you why." Find out more here.
Old South Dinners
$150 per couple. Limit of three couples per evening
Immerse yourself in the 1860s. From drinks in the parlor to a period dinner in our exquisite dining room, even the conversation is period perfect. Your hosts, Colonel and Mrs. Myers, provide an unforgettable evening of social graces and warm, Southern hospitality.
To reserve your Old South experience contact us at 334-682-9569 or Tammy@PleasantRidge1838.com
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Children under 16: $5
For individuals or groups, our tours are rich in hospitality and history. You will step back in time when you step into this magnificently restored antebellum property included in the National Register of Historic Places. Join us for a truly memorable experience. Contact us to reserve a tour at 334-682-9569 or Tammy@PleasantRidge1838.com.
Take a peek at what you'll see at Pleasant Ridge here.