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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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Cafe Piazza
"Step back in time at the Square in Collierville and enjoy homemade dishes made with the freshest ingredients at quaint Cafe Piazza. Appetizers such as fried calamari, insalata caprese, or an antipasto plate delight the palate. Known and recognized for their salads, Cafe Piazza features pastas and paninis as well. The pizza is legendary--thin crust, made to order, with a ...more

City:  Collierville, TN
Phone:  901-861-1999

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Candoro Arts and Heritage Center

City:  Knoxville, TN

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Cannonball House
"During the Civil War’s Battle of Blountville, this house stood between the lines as fighting swirled around it. Many area structures were destroyed, this one survived and bears the scars of ...more

City:  Blountville, TN

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Cannonsburgh Village
"Cannonsburgh, the original name for Murfreesboro, is a reconstructed Southern village with a gristmill, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, log home, church, general store and a working blacksmith's shop that serve as reminders of life in pioneer times. See the World's Largest Cedar Bucket at Cannonsburgh ...more

City:  Murfreesboro, TN
Phone:  615-890-0355

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Carmichael Place
"(Private Property) This Italianate-style home built ca. 1890, has been restored, preserving much of its ...more

City:  Nolesnville, TN

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Carnegie Center for Art & History
"Facility is available for rental and can be used for family reunions, birthday parties, dances, receptions and other ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-410-8621

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Carnton Plantation
"Carnton is the restored home of John and Carrie McGavock. The house once a vibrant plantation home, served as field hospital to hundreds of wounded and dying Confederate soldiers following the Battle of Franklin in 1864. The house, grounds and garden are open for tours ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-794-0903

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Carriage Tours of Memphis
"Enjoy a romantic or informative horse-drawn carriage ride through historic Downtown Memphis. Drivers give history as well as info on attractions, food and more. Available throughout the Mid-South area for weddings and parties ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-527-7542

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Carroll Reece Museum
"Art and history museum with six galleries on regional history, musical instruments, arts and fine crafts. Associated programming and ...more

City:  Johnson City, TN
Phone:  423-439-4392

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Carter Mansion
"This home was built from 1775-80 by John Carter and son Landon on lands bought from the Cherokee. It is the oldest frame house in the state and has a detailed interior. John was elected Chairman of the Court under terms of the Watauga Association. Open May 15-Aug. 15, Wednesday through Sunday, and by ...more

City:  Elizabethton, TN
Phone:  (423) 543-6140

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Castalian Springs
"The famous historic homes and landscapes of Castalian Springs were deeply affected by the Civil War and Reconstruction.  From 1862 to 1865, a federal garrison made camp about one-half mile southwest of Wynnewood, the National Register-listed log tavern and home located at 210 Old Highway 25.  After the war, the Wynne family asked the federal government for $6,540 in damages, ...more

Phone:  888-301-7866

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Centerville Historic Town Square
"Relax on the lawn of our historic courthouse while observing a game of checkers. Shop around the square where people meet and greet each other. Restaurants, antiques, banking, beauty shops, variety shops and others, all in walking ...more

City:  Centerville, TN
Phone:  931-729-5774

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Charlotte Courthouse Square Historic District
"See Tennessee's oldest operating courthouse, built in 1804, along with 10 other historic ...more

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

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Chattanooga History Walking Tours on the Riverfront
"The Riverfront is at the core of Chattanooga's history, and it is the one place in our community from which sites related to the first settlers, the Cherokees, the Civil War, reconstruction, industrialization, and the renaissance can be visually referenced. Take a short walk, approximately 6 blocks, with our guide, and get an overview of the fascinating history of this ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-265-3247

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Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
"Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. With nationally recognized collections of American and contemporary painting and sculpture, a botanical garden named in the "Top Five" by Southern Living magazine, and year-round family-friendly activities, there's something for everyone at Cheekwood! There is always something happening in Cheekwood's Botanical Gardens. From the ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  (615) 356-8000

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Cannonsburgh Village
"Cannonsburgh, the original name for Murfreesboro, is a reconstructed Southern village with a gristmill, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, log home, church, general store and a working blacksmith's shop that serve as reminders of life in pioneer times. See the World's Largest Cedar Bucket at Cannonsburgh ...more

City:  Murfreesboro, TN
Phone:  615-890-0355

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Carbo's Smoky Mountain Police Museum
"Memorabilia of "Walking Tall" Sheriff Buford Pusser, including the 1974 Corvette in which he was killed. See badges, uniforms, weapons and ...more

City:  Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone:  865-453-1358

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Carnegie Center for Art & History
"Facility is available for rental and can be used for family reunions, birthday parties, dances, receptions and other ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-410-8621

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Carnton Plantation
"Carnton is the restored home of John and Carrie McGavock. The house once a vibrant plantation home, served as field hospital to hundreds of wounded and dying Confederate soldiers following the Battle of Franklin in 1864. The house, grounds and garden are open for tours ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-794-0903

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Carriage Tours of Memphis
"Enjoy a romantic or informative horse-drawn carriage ride through historic Downtown Memphis. Drivers give history as well as info on attractions, food and more. Available throughout the Mid-South area for weddings and parties ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-527-7542

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Carroll Reece Museum
"Art and history museum with six galleries on regional history, musical instruments, arts and fine crafts. Associated programming and ...more

City:  Johnson City, TN
Phone:  423-439-4392

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Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum
"All aboard for Casey Jones Museum, where you will learn the story of the world famous train engineer who gave his life to save his passengers in the last ride of the Cannonball Express in April of 1900. His story inspired over 150 versions of The Ballad of Casey Jones, film characters and tv shows. The beautiful 8,000-square-foot building is modeled ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  (731) 668-1222

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Cedar Creek Iron Furnace
"The only remaining "double stack" furnace in the western rim of Tennessee, which ceased operation during the Civil War. The location is now a ...more

City:  Linden, TN
Phone:  931-589-2453

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Center for Southern Folklore & Cafe
"Informal folklife center presenting music and arts and crafts. Cultural tours, noon-time music shows, exhibits, cyber cafe, lunches and gift shop. The center features works by African-American artists and photographers and offers films, exhibits, books, music, artwork and ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-525-3655

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Centerville Historic Town Square
"Relax on the lawn of our historic courthouse while observing a game of checkers. Shop around the square where people meet and greet each other. Restaurants, antiques, banking, beauty shops, variety shops and others, all in walking ...more

City:  Centerville, TN
Phone:  931-729-5774

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Charlotte Courthouse Square Historic District
"See Tennessee's oldest operating courthouse, built in 1804, along with 10 other historic ...more

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

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Chattanooga Choo Choo
"Sleep aboard in an authentic railcar room or choose from the spacious standard rooms or luxurious suites. All rooms include wireless high speed internet and flat screen televisions. Hotel packages including accommodations and admission to many local attractions are always ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  800-TRACK-29

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Chattanooga History Center
"Chattanooga's story is amazing. Learn and experience it here. Hands-on interactive exhibits and film lead you through that amazing experience. Originally called the Chattanooga Regional History Museum, the center provides walking tours and several Civil War driving tours in addition to the exhibits in the permanent collection. The center's extensive Civil War collection includes a mountain howitzer; Grant's headquarter's chair; dozens of ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-265-3247

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Chattanooga History Walking Tours on the Riverfront
"The Riverfront is at the core of Chattanooga's history, and it is the one place in our community from which sites related to the first settlers, the Cherokees, the Civil War, reconstruction, industrialization, and the renaissance can be visually referenced. Take a short walk, approximately 6 blocks, with our guide, and get an overview of the fascinating history of this ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-265-3247

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Chattanooga National Cemetery

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-855-6590

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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 Maplewood Cemetery
"Established as the City of Pulaski's second cemetery. The resting place for many prominent citizens such as Thomas Martin, founder of Martin Methodist College; Governor John C. Brown and many Civil War veterans, including over 40 Union U. S. Infantry. The cemetery is lighted for night time ...more

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

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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 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 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 Town of Cumberland Gap
"The Historic Town of Cumberland Gap is nestled at the foot of Cumberland Mountains inside Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Breathtaking beauty and charming "Mayberry" atmosphere will greet you as you come into town. First known as the "Gateway to the West", then as the strong hold during the Civil War, Cumberland Gap is now known for everything from ...more

City:  Cumberland Gap, TN
Phone:  423-869-3860

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Historic Watertown Square
"Historic town square on the National Register of Historic Places. Arts and antiques shop. Excursion train, restaurant and bed and breakfast. The square has changed very little since the turn of the century. You’ll find antiques, specialty stores and art galleries, plus unique places to grab a bite or have a cup of coffee. Visit Jim's Antiques, Blue Tomato Market & ...more

City:  Watertown, TN
Phone:  615-237-9999

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Ijams Nature Center
"The nature center includes woodlands, hiking and biking trails, a boardwalk on the Tennessee River, and the Meads Quarry and Ross Marble Quarry sites. Ijams offers free admission to its ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-577-4717

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Ivan Racheff House and Gardens
"The arboretum is an example of how a dump and one man’s vision can be turned into an oasis for urban dwellers. Ivan Racheff purchased the Knoxville Iron works in the early forties and dreamed of a garden growing in place of the rubbish and garbage that was on site. Through the years his garden grew and in 1970 was ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-6210

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James White Fort
"James White, The Founder of Knoxville, came here in the early 1780's from North Carolina. He had fought in the Revolutionary War and was given a land grant of 1,000 acres for his service. He built his 2-story log house on the present site of Knoxville in 1786. Two years later he enclosed the house and other ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (865) 525-6514

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Kingsport Greenbelt
"A linear park connecting residential neighborhoods, traditional parks, downtown, commercial districts, schools, and activity centers. A special feature of this unique park is a pathway for pedestrian and bicycle use. The pathway meanders along streams, wanders through marshlands, glides across open meadows, and passes by sites of historical and aesthetic ...more

City:  Kingsport, TN
Phone:  423-229-9457

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Livingston Historic Courthouse & Square
"Post-Civil War courthouse reflecting the area's patriotism with monuments honoring the fallen of all wars. Public square features quaint shops. In April 1865, a company of Confederate guerrillas led by Captain John Francis made a raid on Livingston and burned the county courthouse. U.S. authorities had collected information about the pro-Confederate activities of many local residents and this material was stored ...more

City:  Livingston, TN
Phone:  800-876-7393

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Lynchburg Historic Square
"A walk around the Historic Lynchburg Square is like stepping back in time. The unique shops and restaurants in restored buildings, the historic Courthouse built in 1885, and the Old Jail museum are just a few of the things that will remind you of an easier time. After your tour at the Jack Daniels Distillery, relax and enjoy our ...more

City:  Lynchburg, TN
Phone:  931-759-4111

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Lynnville Historic Downtown
"A quaint village with 59 homes and businesses on the National Historic Register. It has shopping, restaurants and a theatre. A railroad museum is housed in a reproduction depot. Tour a steam locomotive, passenger car and ...more

City:  Lynnville, TN
Phone:  931-527-3158

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Main Street Dayton
"Main Street Dayton was organized to provide a unique yet inviting atmosphere for our businesses, residents and visitors in our Commercial District. We support and promote the existing commercial and retail businesses, attract new business and commercial activity, and maintain, yet preserve, our historical ...more

City:  Dayton, TN
Phone:  423-775-9847

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