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Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center
Originally known as the Palmer House, this ten-room, bungalow style home was constructed in 1918 and 1919 by Will E. Palmer, the maternal grandfather of Alex Haley (1921-1992). ...more
American Museum of Science & Energy
American Museum of Science and Energy is a center for exploration dedicated to the WWII Manhattan Project history and the science that emerged from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Live demonstrations, interactive exhibits and presentations. ...more
Ardmore City Hall
Ardmore is located in two states and four counties; Giles and Lincoln Counties in Tennessee and Limestone and Madison Counties in Alabama. It has grown from a one store-house built in 1911 to a thriving town of businesses, churches, schools, and a factory. ...more
Armstrong-Lockett House & W.P. Toms Memorial Gardens "Crescent Bend"
The Armstrong-Lockett House built in 1834 just west of downtown Knoxville, this southern antebellum home was once the centerpiece of a 600 acre working farm and is named for its prominent setting overlooking a majestic crescent bend in the Tennessee River. Meticulously restored in 1977, Crescent Bend is furnished with Eighteenth Century antique furniture, decorative arts, and an outstanding collection of English silver, circa 1569-1830. ...more
The Home of the Blues comes alive aboard Memphis' only music bus! See Beale Street, Sun Studio, Stax Records, the Lorraine Motel, movie locations, and more, but the music is the difference on this tour. All of Backbeat’s guides are Memphis musicians, who play and sing selections from the city’s rich musical heritage along with generous amounts of comedy and audience interaction. ...more
Beechcraft Heritage Museum
The Staggerwing Museum commemorates Walter Beech's Model 17 "Staggerwing" as a milestone of 1930's aviation development. Various Beech aircraft are on display to include Travel Airs, Beech 18s, and Bonanza. ...more
Belle Meade Plantation
Once one of the largest private estates in Nashville encompassing 5,400 acres and home to five generations of the Harding-Jackson family, Belle Meade Plantation today is a 30-acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville. Before the Civil War, Belle Meade flourished; today bullets from the Battle of Nashville scar the house, used as Confederate Gen. ...more
Bemis Mill Village Museum
Opening 2008, the Bemis Mill Village Museum, located in the historic and rehabilitated Bemis Theater/Auditorium, contains exhibits and memorabilia portraying the story of Bemis, a mill town forged out of the cotton fields in 1900 by Judson Moss Bemis. ...more