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Tennesseans appreciate their history and heritage, from the music that moves us to the movers and shakers who changed history.

Explore the many historic homes and heritage towns, like the utopian village of Rugby, and museums that stand as reminders of Tennessee's rich past. Learn about the U.S. Presidents that called Tennessee home; visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, the only surviving residence of James K. Polk, and the Andrew Johnson Historic Site. Put yourself in the shoes of frontiersman David Crockett or learn about music pioneers like Elvis Presley and W.C. Handy, the father of the blues.

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Historic Gainesboro
"Gainesboro's entire square is on the National Register of Historic Places. A second district was designated including a residential ...more

City:  Gainesboro, TN
Phone:  931-268-9877

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Historic Grand Junction
"Visit an old train depot, the National Field Trial and Bird Dog Museum, as well as interesting shops and ...more

City:  Grand Junction, TN
Phone:  731-658-6554

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Historic Homes of Knoxville
"The history of Knoxville is a vivid tale of the trials and triumphs of a flourishing town within a growing nation. The backstory takes you from a rough frontier settlement to a grand state capital to the picturesque city you see today--a wild and often surprising tale marvelously told by the city’s most historic homes. From log cabins to frame ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (865) 522-8661

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Historic Lairdland Farm House and Civil War Museum
"Tour historic home filled with antiques and Visit their Civil War Museum containing an extensive and comprehensive collection of both Union and Confederate artifacts. Luncheons for groups of 8 or more may be served upon 2 weeks confirmed ...more

City:  Cornersville, TN
Phone:  (931) 363-2205

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Historic Mansker's Station Frontier Life Center
"Nationally recognized as top living history sites, the Bowen Plantation House and Kasper Mansker's log station serve as a backdrop for the presentation of daily interpretation, special events and filming opportunities. Located in the 200-acre Moss-Wright ...more

City:  Goodlettsville, TN
Phone:  615-851-2241

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Historic Mount Pleasant/Maury Phosphate Museum
"Exhibits: Civil War, Armed Forces, doctor and pharmacy, phosphate mining, old kitchen, Native American. Also antiques, vintage clothes, toys, farm ...more

City:  Mount Pleasant, TN
Phone:  931-379-9511

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Historic Old Hickory Village
"Over 300 homes on the National Register of Historic Places. A beautifully restored "company town" built in 1918 by the DuPont Company. Located on Old Hickory Lake with beach, nature trails, boat ramps, marina. 20 minutes from downtown ...more

City:  Old Hickory, TN
Phone:  (615) 847-8255

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Historic Rock Castle
"General Daniel and Sarah Smith's circa 1784 home. Smith acted as surveyor for the frontier, produced the state's first map and is credited with naming the state of Tennessee. The home features late eighteenth-century antiques and original pieces that belonged to the Smith family. The 18-acre site overlooks beautiful Old Hickory Lake. Daily guided tours are offered of Rock Castle. ...more

City:  Hendersonville, TN
Phone:  615-824-0502

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Historic RoseMont
"A historic home in Gallatin, ...more

City:  Gallatin, TN
Phone:  (188) 845-1233

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Historic Rugby
"British founded 1880s village on Cumberland Plateau. Tour restored Victorian buildings. Award winning film, museum shops, unique lodging in original buildings, and river gorge ...more

City:  Rugby, TN
Phone:  888-214-3400

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Historic Rugby Commissary
"Restored 1880 utopian village founded by famous British author, Thomas Hughes. 17 Victorian-era buildings remain unchanged, including a 7,000 volume Hughes Library & Christ Church Episcopal. Daily tours, museum shop, dining and lodging in historic buildings. Enjoy shopping at the shops of Rugby--The Commissary and the Spirit of Red Hill in the Board of Aid Historic ...more

City:  Rugby, TN
Phone:  (888) 214-3400

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Historic Speedwell Academy
"Restored 1827 building. Retains much of its original aesthetics. Site of much activity during Civil War, it was used as both a hospital and headquarters for both sides. Grounds were called Campground Bluff during the war, and Confederate soldiers used the building's weathervane for target practice. The large "Long Tom" brass cannon was kept at the ...more

City:  Speedwell, TN
Phone:  423-869-3414

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Historic Stage Coach Stop
"The Stage Coach Stop was in use in the mid-1850s when coach transportation was at its peak. It was built and owned by the manager of the coach company, which operated the line from Memphis to Holly Springs, MS. Includes period furniture and ...more

City:  Collierville, TN
Phone:  901-457-2770

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Historic Sweetwater
"Visiting Sweetwater is like stepping back in time! Our unique shops & attractions are nothing like typical chain stores, malls or outlets. Sweetwater offers a bit of nostalgia along with the charm and friendliness that one would expect in a small southern town. Sweetwater's historic shopping district is the proud home of many recently renovated buildings that remind us of the ...more

City:  Sweetwater, TN
Phone:  423-337-0300

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Historic Thomas Drugs
"Old-fashioned 1915 drugstore with operating soda fountain offers a variety of medicinal and prescription goods, arts, crafts and gifts. Stop by the old-fashioned soda fountain and have a lunch of homemade sandwiches, salads, floats, sodas and ...more

City:  Cross Plains, TN
Phone:  615-654-3877

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High Point
"Said to be frequented by Al Capone, the stone home of Irene Mabee was added to the National Historic Register in 1997. Reservations ...more

City:  Monteagle, TN
Phone:  931-924-4600

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Historic Chockley Tavern
"A 150-year old wayside railroad inn stands ready for groups up to 47 with Southern songs, Civil War tales and meals served by costumed ...more

City:  Wartrace, TN
Phone:  931-389-0545

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Historic Collinsville
"A log pioneer settlement interprets life in middle Tennessee during the 1800s. The original buildings are furnished and restored ...more

City:  Southside, TN
Phone:  931-216-2911

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Historic Cragfont
"The finest mansion house on the Tennessee Frontier. Cragfont was known as "The Grandeur on the Frontier". It was built by General James Winchester, a Brigadier General in the War of 1812 and one of the founders of Memphis. The house is furnished with authentic American Federal antiques some of which are original pieces of the Winchester ...more

City:  Castalian Springs, TN
Phone:  615-452-7070

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Historic District of Reliance
"National Register tour 1895 Watchman's House, 1899 church and school, 1888 Vaughn-Webb House and Webb Brothers Store on Hiwassee scenic river in Cherokee National ...more

City:  Reliance, TN
Phone:  (187) 793-2723

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Historic Downtown Clinton
"Spend countless hours shopping for antiques, collectibles and specialty items and enjoy the unique eateries in restored Historic Downtown ...more

City:  Clinton, TN
Phone:  (800) 524-3602

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Historic Downtown Dickson
"Civil War soldiers built the railroad that now fronts the Historic Halbrook Hotel, War Memorial Building and the new city park. Just off the railroad you will find, not only the Old Train Depot., but also the birthplace of Frank Clement in the Halbrook Hotel. See the War Memorial Building that is one of only two Depression-era War Memorial Buildings in ...more

City:  Dickson, TN
Phone:  877-718-4967

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Historic Downtown Franklin
"Fifteen block National Register Historic District with more than 70 unique shops, restaurants and ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-591-8500

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Historic Downtown Rockwood
"In the quaint historic downtown area of Rockwood visitors will find antique & specialty shops, an ole-timey soda fountain, Glitterville Studios, country cooking & fine dining, and foot-stompin' fun at a bluegrass music show, all within a city block. Rockwood is home to the Annual Christmas Home Tour complete with civil war re-enactments the 1st weekend in December and is ...more

City:  Rockwood, TN
Phone:  865-354-0611

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Historic Elmwood Cemetery
"Under the shade of 1,000 trees. Established in 1852. More than 70,000 people who make up the colorful history of Memphis are buried here, including 14 Confederate generals, two Union generals, and 1100 soldiers who fell in different ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-774-3212

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Historic Jonesborough Carriage Tours
"Take a carriage ride back in time. They offer rides and narrated tours through the historic district of ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  423-213-3049

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Historic Lairdland Farm House and Civil War Museum
"Tour historic home filled with antiques and Visit their Civil War Museum containing an extensive and comprehensive collection of both Union and Confederate artifacts. Luncheons for groups of 8 or more may be served upon 2 weeks confirmed ...more

City:  Cornersville, TN
Phone:  (931) 363-2205

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Historic Mount Pleasant/Maury Phosphate Museum
"Exhibits: Civil War, Armed Forces, doctor and pharmacy, phosphate mining, old kitchen, Native American. Also antiques, vintage clothes, toys, farm ...more

City:  Mount Pleasant, TN
Phone:  931-379-9511

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Historic Old Hickory Village
"Over 300 homes on the National Register of Historic Places. A beautifully restored "company town" built in 1918 by the DuPont Company. Located on Old Hickory Lake with beach, nature trails, boat ramps, marina. 20 minutes from downtown ...more

City:  Old Hickory, TN
Phone:  (615) 847-8255

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Historic Rock Castle
"General Daniel and Sarah Smith's circa 1784 home. Smith acted as surveyor for the frontier, produced the state's first map and is credited with naming the state of Tennessee. The home features late eighteenth-century antiques and original pieces that belonged to the Smith family. The 18-acre site overlooks beautiful Old Hickory Lake. Daily guided tours are offered of Rock Castle. ...more

City:  Hendersonville, TN
Phone:  615-824-0502

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