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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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Cherry Mansion
"Circa 1830, served as headquarters for Major General Ulysses S. Grant in the spring of 1862. Building is not open to the ...more

City:  Savannah, TN
Phone:  800-552-3866

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Chester Inn
"Built in the late 1790s, this inn, considered Jonesborough’s oldest frame structure, has hosted U.S. Presidents Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson. It was here that Jackson was threatened with tarring and feathering. Nearby, he fought a fire while wearing only his nightshirt. Today, the Inn is owned by the Tennessee Historical Commission and is home to the International ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  (800) 952-8392

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Chickasaw State Park
"Chickasaw State Rustic Park is situated on some of the highest terrain in west Tennessee, with water recreation on Lakes Placid and La Joie. Chickasaw was one of Tennessee’s earliest state parks and has always been a place of classic state park recreation, nature, and scenery in an historic environment. Chickasaw is primarily a recreation park, popular for its cabins ...more

City:  Henderson, TN
Phone:  800-458-1752

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Christopher Taylor Log House
"Once crumbling nearby, this 1778 two-story log house was restored and moved to the Main Street district. The keystone of the town’s restoration effort, this cabin was owned by Christopher Taylor, who was sent from North Carolina to protect pioneers from attacks by Native Americans. Visit the Jonesborough History Museum or take one of the guided walking or carriage tours and ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  866-401-4223

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City of Church Hill
"Named for the First United Methodist “Church on the Hill” located downtown, Church Hill is the largest municipality in the county and the only one officially chartered as a city Our city is located in beautiful North East Tennessee, approximately 80 miles east of Knoxville. Church Hill is just minutes away from several area lakes such as Cherokee, Boone, Wautauga, South Holston ...more

City:  Church Hill, TN
Phone:  423-357-6161

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City of Red Boiling Springs
"The City of Red Boiling Springs offers a quiet relaxing atmosphere with a slowed down ...more

City:  Red Boiling Springs, TN
Phone:  615-699-2011

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City of Trenton
"Historic county seat with Court House circa 1824. Historic homes, cemetery, Civil War site and self guided driving tour, quaint shops. Home of world's largest antique teapot collection and historic Freed Home. Friendly town with choice of ...more

City:  Trenton, TN
Phone:  731-855-2013

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CJ's Off the Square
"Williamson County Weddings & Events, a full-service event company based in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tennessee, delights in designing & coordinating events, or in assisting you any way we can. We have a delightful custom print division and charming event venue, CJ's Off the Square. Please explore this site to learn more about how we can help you with your next ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  (615) 465-8099

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Clay County Museum & Cordell Hull Law Office
"Designed to preserve and protect Clay County's history. Featuring artifacts of Celina, a historic river town and permanent river history ...more

City:  Celina, TN
Phone:  931-243-4220

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Clement Railroad Hotel Museum
"Lose track of time at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum. Located in the restored 1913 Hotel Halbrook in downtown Dickson, the museum provides tours, exhibits, special events, and educational programming for learners of all ages. Visitors discover the colorful heritage of railroading, impact of the Civil War on the region, and stories about the people and industry of ...more

City:  Dickson, TN
Phone:  615-446-0500

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Cleveland Downtown Historic Walking Tour
"This self-guided walking tour allows you to personally experience downtown Cleveland's unique history. Enjoy charming shops and eateries located along the tour route. Guide books are available at the Museum Center and ...more

City:  Cleveland, TN
Phone:  800-472-6588

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Clifton Place
"Today a private residence, Clifton Place was the 1832 home of politician and Confederate General Gideon J. Pillow, a prominent lawyer, major landowner, and friend and advisor to James K. Polk. Pillow played a major role in Southern agriculture, encouraging diversification of crops and production of more livestock in a time when rice and cotton dominated the area. He was ...more

City:  Columbia, TN

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Cold Springs School and Museum
"One-room schoolhouse serves as museum of local history. Collection of books, old photographs, Civil War and Bicentennial ...more

City:  Portland, TN
Phone:  615-351-0719

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Collierville Historic Town Square
"Collierville's historic town square (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) is a wonderful area for shopping, dining & sightseeing. Boutiques, museums and restaurants welcome visitors year-round. A delightful mix of bricks and mortar that is home to many charming antique and specialty shops. Pedestrian friendly streets, lazy park benches and quality shopping. A Main Street City that has ...more

City:  Collierville, TN
Phone:  901-853-1666

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Commodore Hotel Linden
"We are the country's hippest historic small-town hotel. On Friday Nights, we are the place to be - with live music in our intimate dining room, with the hotel owners as hosts. Bring your bottle of wine, and enjoy weekly specials from Salmon to Prime Rib - even Vegetarian dishes - while that night's musician touches your soul. ...more

City:  Linden, TN
Phone:  (931) 589-3224

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Chattanooga Regional History Museum
"The Chattanooga Regional History Museum has an extensive Civil War collection, including a mountain howitzer; Grant’s headquarter’s chair; dozens of muskets, rifles, swords, knives, pistols, and projectiles; various accoutrements; uniforms; original photographs taken by R.M. Linn and George N. Bernard; dairies and letters.  Open ...more

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

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Cherokee Chieftain
"Acclaimed sculptor, Peter "Wolf" Toth presented this carving to the city in 1974. The beloved Chieftain is the focal point of Downtown Cleveland's Johnston Park. Toth carved a Native American statue in each of the 50 ...more

City:  Cleveland, TN
Phone:  800-472-6588

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Cherry Mansion
"Circa 1830, served as headquarters for Major General Ulysses S. Grant in the spring of 1862. Building is not open to the ...more

City:  Savannah, TN
Phone:  800-552-3866

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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
"Point Park commemorates the soldiers who fought in the 1863 Civil War battles for Chattanooga. The battlefields of Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain and portions of Missionary Ridge are all components of the National Park. The park includes three historic homes. Brotherton House marks the spot where the Union line was broken, Snodgrass House served as a Union field hospital, and Cravens ...more

City:  Lookout Mountain, TN
Phone:  423-821-7786

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Children's Holocaust Memorial
"The Memorial contains 11 million paper clips (collected by children in honor of Holocaust victims) housed in an authentic German transport car honoring the lives of all people murdered by the Nazis. And eleven million other paper clips are contained in a monument honoring the children of Terezin. Eighteen (for chai-Hebrew for life) butterflies (the Christian symbol of renewal) enhance ...more

City:  Whitwell, TN
Phone:  423-658-5631

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Chucalissa Archaeological Museum
"Visit this prehistoric Native American archaeological site dating to the 15th-century with a museum, gift shop, nature trail and picnic area. See the remnants of the Indians that once flourished along the eastern shore of the Mississippi River. These ancient peoples hunted; made tools of bone, stone, and wood; were capable farmers; and lived in thatch-roofed homes. They built earthworks ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-785-3160

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City of Red Boiling Springs
"The City of Red Boiling Springs offers a quiet relaxing atmosphere with a slowed down ...more

City:  Red Boiling Springs, TN
Phone:  615-699-2011

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City of Trenton
"Historic county seat with Court House circa 1824. Historic homes, cemetery, Civil War site and self guided driving tour, quaint shops. Home of world's largest antique teapot collection and historic Freed Home. Friendly town with choice of ...more

City:  Trenton, TN
Phone:  731-855-2013

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Clay County Museum & Cordell Hull Law Office
"Designed to preserve and protect Clay County's history. Featuring artifacts of Celina, a historic river town and permanent river history ...more

City:  Celina, TN
Phone:  931-243-4220

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Clement Railroad Hotel Museum
"Lose track of time at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum. Located in the restored 1913 Hotel Halbrook in downtown Dickson, the museum provides tours, exhibits, special events, and educational programming for learners of all ages. Visitors discover the colorful heritage of railroading, impact of the Civil War on the region, and stories about the people and industry of ...more

City:  Dickson, TN
Phone:  615-446-0500

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Cleveland Downtown Historic Walking Tour
"This self-guided walking tour allows you to personally experience downtown Cleveland's unique history. Enjoy charming shops and eateries located along the tour route. Guide books are available at the Museum Center and ...more

City:  Cleveland, TN
Phone:  800-472-6588

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Coal Miner's Museum
"Learn about the 1800s Coal Creek War and the third-worst coal mining disaster in U.S. history. View historical artifacts, Coal Creek Miner's Trail and ...more

City:  Lake City, TN
Phone:  865-426-7914

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Cold Springs School and Museum
"One-room schoolhouse serves as museum of local history. Collection of books, old photographs, Civil War and Bicentennial ...more

City:  Portland, TN
Phone:  615-351-0719

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Collierville Historic Train Depot
"Located on Colliervile's Town Square in the mid-1940s, this historic building is the third depot in Collierville since 1852. Home to Main Street Collierville, it's a great stop for info and Collierville mementos while visiting the historic ...more

City:  Collierville, TN
Phone:  901-853-1666

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Collinwood Depot Branch Library
"A full service public library housed in the railroad depot building that was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1988. The Library has been in the newly restored building since September ...more

City:  Collinwood, TN
Phone:  931-724-2498

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McMinnville Civic Center
"In the heart of the Tennessee nursery industry, this arboretum boasts 70 different labeled species of trees and is a valuable asset and extension of nursery trade shows that use the civic center. The arboretum follows a walking trail that provides exercise while viewing the trees. The map is available at the Civic Center and at various points along the ...more

City:  McMinnville, TN
Phone:  931-473-1212

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Memphis Botanic Garden
"The Memphis Botanic Garden is one of the midsouth’s premiere attractions. Situated on 96 acres in the heart of Memphis, the garden attracts over 130,000 visitors annually. Its many gardens within the property feature diverse species and a variety of trees, including 85 varieties of magnolia and a conifer collection that includes a Chinese water pine. Memphis Botanic Garden enhances ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  (901) 636-4100

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Memphis City Beautiful Victorian Village Arboretum
"This arboretum is a composite of 8 different sites in close proximity to each other, all within the Victorian Village Historic District. In addition to 40 species of trees, visitors can also enjoy historic architecture of the homes in the area. For more information call ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-522-1135

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Music Row
"Tour the area known as Music Row and see RCA Studio B where Elvis recorded more than 200 hits. Visit the Row for music, clubs and great ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-259-4700

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New Hopewell Elementary School Arboretum
"The arboretum is located in the wooded area behind the school along their nature trail. The trail was created and is maintained by the Science Club students and teachers. Visitors are welcome but are encouraged to sign in prior to viewing the grounds. For more information on this Knox County School please contact ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-579-2194

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North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy
"The Natural Area is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds and has included a section of the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail since 1998. The North Chickamauga Creek Gorge is listed by the National Park Service in their Nationwide Rivers Inventory for its “outstanding scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, and cultural values.” In addition, it is on ...more

City:  Hixson, TN
Phone:  (423) 842-1163

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Obed River Park
"This trail is a two-mile-long paved walk and follows a portion of the Obed River for over half its length. In addition to viewing the labeled trees, visitors can view the Tennessee Central Railroad trestle and Harrison and Mitchell dam historic sites, as well as rock formations, foot bridges, wild flowers and wildlife. For more information call ...more

City:  Crossville, TN
Phone:  931-484-6431

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Ocoee Regional Nature Center
"Once the Bradley County Landfill, this arboretum encompasses eight acres of land and over 30 different species of labeled trees. The nature center is a project of the Cleveland/Bradley County Keep America Beautiful Office. For more information contact ...more

City:  Mc Donald, TN
Phone:  423-559-3307

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Old Forest Arboretum of Overton Park
"The 150 acres of the Old Forest Arboretum offers visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the original landscape and habitats of the Memphis area before West Tennessee was settled. Park Friends provide users with a self-guiding trail map and provides monthly hikes (except July and August) for all those interested in learning more about the trees. The arboretum is ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-577-2257

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Old Hickory Lake Arboretum (Environmental Study Area)
"Adjacent to Old Hickory Lake are 23 acres that make up the Environmental Study Area. Over 60 different species of shrubs and trees have been planted off of Walton Ferry Road to attract diverse wildlife species. For more information contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-822-4846

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Paris Historic Downtown
"Unique shops and cafes surround one of the oldest courthouses in Tennessee with antique stores and walking tours of the historic downtown ...more

City:  Paris, TN
Phone:  731-642-1030

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Pleasant Run Creek Arboretum
"This combination arboretum and memorial tree grove follows Pleasant Run creek just east of downtown Pulaski. Its mission is to provide creek bank protection, wildlife enhancement, as well as a tree identification educational opportunity. 44 trees are labeled and there are plans and opportunities to label additional specimens. Pulaski’s mayor plays an active role in maintaining and developing this arboretum. ...more

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

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Purity Dairies
"In 1925, newlyweds Miles and Estelle Ezell rented a milking operation on a small Nashville dairy farm to start Ezell's Dairy. The business grew despite crowded competition, the Great Depression, and World War II, evolving into Purity Dairies in 1945. Purity is known throughout the Southeast for its dairy products and award-winning ice cream — take the tour, take a taste, ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-244-1970

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Reflection Riding Arboretum & Botanical Garden
"Reflection Riding’s 300 acres consists of a three-mile driving loop and a twelve-mile network of hiking trails. Hundreds of labels identify many of the over one thousand different species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses. Rustic signs tell of the geology, history and botany of the area. Enjoy the many seasons our gardens and forests offer with beautiful vistas and ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  (423) 821-9582

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Ross's Landing
"This newly renovated park across from the Tennessee Aquarium features a river pier, a marina, a natural amphitheatre and the Chattanooga Green which is used for small festivals, concerts and for park users to capitalize on a great view of the river. There is a public boat landing area here. As a performance venue, Ross's Landing's main stage is the ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  (423) 643-6081

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