Living History Farms

Discover Tennessee’s rich agricultural history with a visit to one of our fascinating museums or living history farms.

For a closeup interpretation of pioneer and early 20th-century Southern Appalachia, visit Museum of Appalachia in Norris. The museum is a collection of more than 30 historic buildings rescued from neglect, gathered onto 63 acres of picturesque pastures. Named an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum preserves a large number of authentic relics, displays one of the nations largest folk art collections and hosts traditional Appalachian music performances and demonstrations of regional craftsmen.

Kingsports tonic for todays frenetic life is Exchange Place, a living history farm and once a community that served as a self-supporting plantation. The farm recaptures life in the early 1880s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, nine of the 10 buildings built between 1816 and 1851 are restored on their original foundations.

Study the ways of farming from early Tennesseans at Ellington Agricultural Museum and Tennessee Museum of Early Farm Life. Visit the heart of the state at Williamson County Agriculture Exposition Park with year-round agricultural events. Browse the field of agriculture at West Tennessee Agricultural Museum. Delight in the art of making milk and ice cream at Mayfield Dairy Farms Visitor Center.

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Exchange Place Living History Farm Exchange Place Living History FarmKingsport Ellington Agricultural Center Ellington Agricultural CenterNashville Hartsville/Trousdale Living History Museum Hartsville/Trousdale Living History MuseumHartsville Museum of Appalachia Museum of AppalachiaClinton Matt Gardner Homestead Museum Matt Gardner Homestead MuseumElkton Historic Enochs Farm Historic Enochs FarmMcEwen Grandpa's House Grandpa's HouseRed Boiling Springs Tennessee Agricultural Museum Tennessee Agricultural MuseumNashville The Homeplace Living History Farm The Homeplace Living History FarmDover Cotton Museum of the South Cotton Museum of the SouthBells
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