History

Tennessee has quite an amazing history, and that is borne out in its museums. Learn about the struggle for human rights and equality. Explore regional history such as the Lower Mississippi River Valley or Southern Appalachian life. Get to know those who led the way and took a stand as Tennessee’s story was being written.

Want to learn about our history? Learn the skills of early pioneers at Mansker Station in Goodlettsville, a living history site first settled by longhunter Kasper Mansker in 1780. Visit the National Civil Rights Museum or Shiloh, where both Indian mounds and a massive Civil War battle site reflect life in previous eras. See how the Mighty Mississippi and the railroads shaped our world. Youll learn about creative Tennesseans such as Alex Haley and Nikki Giovanni. Visit the homes of our famous writers, folk heroes, great singers and musicians. 


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