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Tennessee Heritage

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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Walking Tours of the Historic Homes of Fayetteville
"Maps and home descriptions are available at the Chamber of ...more

City:  Fayetteville, TN
Phone:  888-433-1238

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West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
"An Authentic Southern Experience! Just off I-40, Exit 56, (behind McDonald's) in Brownsville, Tennessee, is the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. Opened in 1999, the center offers visitors a taste of what West Tennessee has to offer — a staging area for your West Tennessee adventure. Learn more about Brownsville's Historic Homes, the famous "Mind Field," Dunbar Carver Museum, the ...more

City:  Brownsville, TN
Phone:  731-779-9000

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Wheat Community African Burial Ground
"A 1850s slave cemetery with more than 90 unmarked graves. Believed to be part of Gallaner-Stone Plantation, formerly the Wheat ...more

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

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White County Heritage Museum
"Located just one block from the courthouse, this artifact-filled museum features permanent and temporary exhibits that celebrate the rich history of the Highland Rim region of Tennessee, from pottery and music to military and railroads. Open Thurs.-Sat.; free ...more

City:  Sparta, TN
Phone:  931-837-3900

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White Lightning Trail
"The White Lightning Trail is waiting for you: a picturesque drive through the fertile valleys and rustic charm of the Tennessee hills. After leaving the city limits, you’ll pass through the Great Smoky Mountains into historic country music — Maynardville — home to country music greats like Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. Heading north, you’ll travel along the same route ...more

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Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
"The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame was established in June 1999 and will add six new members to the prestigious Hall in 2014. In addition to preserving the history of basketball, the facility is also used for special ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-633-9000

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Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
"Exquisitely restored French Victorian mansion built in 1870 on "Millionaires Row" is filled with period antiques and a renowned textile ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-526-1469

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World War II Remembrance Museum USS Tennessee (BB43)
"The museum features WWII memorabilia, including a large collection of authentic pieces from the USS Tennessee. Jim Barna Log Systems of Oneida donated the log structure. First National Bank donated $5,000 toward the building’s construction, built by the Trades and Industry class at Scott High School. Paul and Karen Dawson established the WWII Remembrance Museum in East Liberty, Ohio in 2001, ...more

City:  Huntsville, TN
Phone:  423-663-2805

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Wynnewood
"Wynnewood is likely the largest 19th century log structure ever built in Tennessee. It was erected in 1828, it served as a stagecoach inn and later as a mineral springs ...more

City:  Castalian Springs, TN
Phone:  615-452-5463

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Ye Ole Jail Museum
"Constructed from local sandstone, this was the county's second jail. The building was used as a jail from 1900-1979. Original cells are intact. Displays depict time period jail was in use. Ye Olde Jail now houses the Chamber of ...more

City:  Jamestown, TN
Phone:  (931) 879-9948

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Date: Oct 4, 2014
Candlelight Cemetery Tour
Location: Gallatin, TN

Date: Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014
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Main Street Festival
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