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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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Tennessee State Library & Archives
"A multi-purpose institution that offers historical information on Tennessee, special services to local libraries, archives, and the blind and physically ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-741-2764

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Tennessee State Museum
"One of the largest museums in the nation with more than 60,000 square feet of permanent exhibits and a 10,000 square-foot changing exhibition hall. Exhibits begin with prehistoric people and continue through the early 1900s. The Tennessee State Museum has one of the best Civil War Collections in the ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  800-407-4324

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Tennessee Technological University
"TTU offers academic excellence at an exceptional value. Tour our picturesque, historic campus or shop for unique items in our craft ...more

City:  Cookeville, TN
Phone:  800-255-8881

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Tennessee Valley Railroad
"The largest historic railroad in the South offers daily one-hour rides on restored vintage trains pulling over antebellum rail lines. Travel through the Missionary Ridge Tunnel and over multiple bridges. Special events and all-day excursions offered throughout the year. See web site for more ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  800-397-5544

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Tennessee's Backroads Heritage, Inc.
"Regional information including the Tullahoma Campaign, Civil War Trail, Tennessee Walking Horse Trail and agri-tourism ...more

City:  Tullahoma, TN
Phone:  800-799-6131

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The Athenaeum Rectory
"Columbia's Athenaeum flourished from 1852 to 1904 as a school, educating girls in subjects like physics and calculus. The Moorish Gothic architecture sets it apart from all other buildings in the area. The interior of the home has been newly renovated with changing exhibits featured in the home throughout the ...more

City:  Columbia, TN
Phone:  931-381-4822

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The Barn at Blackberry Farm
"Designed in the same country-meets-luxury style that Blackberry Farm exhibits in its rooms, the visually stunning Barn allows guests to sample regionally inspired dishes on a nightly basis. Chef Adam Cooke uses the freshest ingredients from Blackberry Farm's on-site heirloom garden and its housemade cheese, eggs and honey, and incorporates these ingredients into his unique Smoky Mountain Foothills Cuisine. Diners ...more

City:  Walland, TN
Phone:  800-648 4252

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The Barn Event Center of the Smokies
"The Barn Event Center is a unique venue located just miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cades Cove. The Barn is a traditional post and beam, mortise and tenon building and is the largest cantilever-style barn on record. With its spacious, open floor plan, multiple areas for special events, antique flavor, and hints of ...more

City:  Townsend, TN
Phone:  865-448-3812

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The Borderlands Exhibit & Driving Tour
"This exhibit strives to compile and preserve the area's Civil War Era heritage and artifacts. Contact by phone or e-mail for more ...more

City:  Byrdstown, TN
Phone:  888-406-4704

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The Carter House
"This Registered Historic Landmark is now open to the public and serves as a memorial to the Carter family as well as the countless heroes in the Battle of Franklin. The modest brick home was the Federal Command Post while the family took refuge in the ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-791-1861

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The Center for Historic Preservation
"The Center for Historic Preservation houses a significant collection of preservation publications, maps, research and reference ...more

City:  Murfreesboro, TN
Phone:  615-898-2947

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The Columns
"Antebellum home and large grounds, available for tour by ...more

City:  Bolivar, TN
Phone:  731-658-3693

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The Dixon Gallery & Gardens
"Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture. The Dixon features a permanent collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain. The museum organizes ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-761-5250

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The Earnest Farms Historic District
"See four historic farms that make up Earnest Farms Historic District--Elmwood Farm, Broyles Farm, Crum Farm and Jim Earnest Farm--near Chuckey community in Greene County. The farms were initially developed by pioneer Henry Earnest (1732–1809) and his descendants in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes Ebenezer Methodist ...more

City:  Chuckey, TN

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The Felsenthal Lincoln Collection
"Collection left by the late Morton Felsenthal. Displayed are pictures, documents and rare artifacts of Abe Lincoln's life and the Civil ...more

City:  Brownsville, TN
Phone:  731-772-4883

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Salem Cemetery Battlefield
"A self-guided tour amid the monuments honoring Union and Confederate soldiers killed in the December 19, 1862 battle near Jackson. Approximately 1,000 soldiers were engaged in the battle between General Forrest's cavalry and Union troops. Welcome Center, three tour stops, battle map inlay, five monuments and historical cemetery with reference to David ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-424-1279

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Sam Davis Home and Museum
"Featuring a historic site with 1860s home, Middle Tennessee museum and outbuildings. Learn the story of Civil War hero Sam Davis, called the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy." The Sam Davis Home is one of Tennessee’s most significant Confederate memorial properties. Samuel (“Sam”) Davis, born here in 1842, enlisted in the Rutherford Rifles (Co. I, 1st Tennessee Infantry) in 1861 and ...more

City:  Smyrna, TN
Phone:  615-459-2341

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Sam Davis Museum
"Self-guided tour of sites relating to the capture and hanging of the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy." From public square monument to site of ...more

City:  Pulaski, TN
Phone:  931-424-4044

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Sam Davis Trail
"A four-stop tour - site of capture with monument, site of execution with museum, cemetery where he was briefly buried and life-size statue in town ...more

City:  Pulaski, TN
Phone:  931-424-4044

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Sam Houston Schoolhouse
"Houston, the only person in U.S. history to be elected governor in two different states (Tennessee and Texas), moved to Maryville when he was 14 years old. At 16, he ran away from home and was adopted by the Cherokee nation. He returned to Maryville at age 19 and founded the first school built in Tennessee. He served with distinction in ...more

City:  Maryville, TN
Phone:  865-983-1550

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Scarritt-Bennett Center Series
"A non-profit conference, retreat, education center in the heart of Nashville. Gothic buildings, gardens, international museum and gift ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-340-7500

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Screaming Eagle Trail
"The Screaming Eagle Trail is waiting for you: filled with outdoor adventure, lip smackin’ barbecue, military lore and country music must-sees. Start your journey on a musical note at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café. Don’t be surprised if a local like Brad Paisley or Carrie Underwood unexpectedly takes the stage to try out a new tune. There’s also much to see ...more

City:  Nashville, TN

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Secret City Scenic Excursion Train
"Ride 1940s train at WWII Manhattan Project facility. Tour guides, equipment displays and facility information. See the secret city by ...more

City:  Oak Ridge, TN
Phone:  (800) 887-3429

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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
"Owned and operated by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Tennessee's only tribally-owned historic attraction featuring Cherokee history and ...more

City:  Vonore, TN
Phone:  423-884-6246

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Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park
"Alvin York, one of the nation’s most decorated war heroes, became the public face of the Congressional Medal of Honor after capturing 35 German machine guns and 132 prisoners in the Argonne Forest in 1918. York was a hard-working, hard-fighting sharpshooter, a simple country boy and a religious pacifist who displayed tremendous courage, calm and common sense in taking charge ...more

City:  Pall Mall, TN
Phone:  931-879-6456

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Sevier County Heritage Museum
"Museum of local history from Woodland Indian artifacts to early settlers and implements they used on the farm. Other exhibits highlight education and tributes to local Veterans from the Civil War through ...more

City:  Sevierville, TN
Phone:  865-453-4058

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Sheriff Buford Pusser Home & Museum
"The Buford Pusser home and museum is the real home, furnishings and memorabilia of the late Buford ...more

City:  Adamsville, TN
Phone:  731-632-4080

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Shiloh Civil War Relics & Museum

City:  Shiloh, TN

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Shiloh Guide Services
"Step on guide service and guide referral for personally guided tours of the Shiloh battlefield and nearby Civil War ...more

City:  Savannah, TN
Phone:  731-925-6410

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Shiloh National Military Park
"Established in 1894 to preserve the scene of the first major battle in the Western theater of the Civil War, Shiloh is considered one of the best preserved battlefields in the Nation. Besides preserving the site of the bloody April 1862 battle in Tennessee, the park commemorates the subsequent siege, battle, and occupation of the key railroad junction at nearby ...more

City:  Shiloh, TN
Phone:  731-689-5696

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