Built circa 1857, Sunny Slope was the childhood home of Governor William James Samford. Sunny Slope was originally a 2,500 acre plantation and served as a Confederate encampment and training ground during the Civil War. The 14th and 18th Regiments of Alabama Volunteers were formed at the home. Sunny Slope is on the National Register of Historic Places; a renovation was completed in 2015. It currently houses the offices of the Osher Lifelong Institute at Auburn University.