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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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Galen School Museum
"Heritage museum dedicated to preserving the history of Macon County. Featuring items from bygone days, such as rare farm tools and vintage ...more

City:  Lafayette, TN
Phone:  615-666-2470

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General Longstreet Museum
"General James Longstreet established his headquarters in the Nenney Homestead in Russellville, TN during the harsh winter of 1863 - 1864. Today, visitors can explore the actual historic home showcasing an authentic Civil War era communications center complete with a Civil War telegraph and period furnishings. A walk through the General Longstreet Museum will put you at the ...more

City:  Russellville, TN
Phone:  (423) 586-6382

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General Wilder’s Bed & Breakfast
"Step back in time. Southern hospitality abounds at this historic home of a Civil War ...more

City:  Roan Mountain, TN
Phone:  423-772-3102

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George L. Carter Railroad Museum
"Learn about Johnson City's railroad history through models and ...more

City:  Johnson City, TN
Phone:  615-929-3733

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Gibson Girls Southern Goodies
"This tearoom and bakery is located in a lovely authentic Civil War-era mansion dating back to 1848. Legend has it that Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard rebuked an aide here; spurred by anger and alcohol, the aide then ran his large sword through one of the heavy wooden doors, which still stands ...more

City:  Kingston, TN
Phone:  888-376-0150

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Giles County Historic Site Tour
"Driving tour of historic homes and sites over the entire ...more

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

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Gilleland-O'Dell House
"Listed on the National Register, the Gilleland-Odell house, a private home, is the only surviving structure of the old town of New Port, which was established as the seat of Cocke County in 1799. The town remained the county seat until about 1884 when all county offices were moved to the present town of Newport on the Cincinnati, Cumberland ...more

City:  Old Town, TN

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Glen Oaks
"(Private Residence) Harvey LaFollette, one of two brothers who founded the city of LaFollette, built this large Victorian home in 1895. The grand house, designed by the famous architect George Barber, and is the largest house in ...more

City:  LaFollette, TN

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Glenmore Mansion
"This 1869 historic landmark is a near-perfect example of Second Empire Victorian architecture. Built on land where the Civil War Battle of Mossy Creek was fought, the property still maintains the family/Civil War cemetery. Special heritage events are held during the year, such as gardening, storytelling, and holiday fairs. Tours available, ...more

City:  Jefferson City, TN

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Governor A.H. Roberts Law Office
"Law office of Governor A. H. Roberts. See his office the way it used to be. While you visit, enjoy history, art and a hometown ...more

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

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Governor's Executive Residence
"A private residence purchased by the state in 1948 to serve as the official residence of the governor. Call for tour schedule and ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-532-0494

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Grandpa's House
"We are the second, third and fourth generation living and working on the Ritter Farm, about two miles from Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. We are hand crafters: carvers, wood workers, quilters, artists, seamstresses, blacksmiths, wagonmakers, potters, photographers, musicians and storytellers. We are continuing the crafts that have come from this farm for more than 65 years. Our gift shop and museum ...more

City:  Red Boiling Springs, TN
Phone:  (615) 699-0166

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Grassmere Historic Home and Farm
"Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, the Grassmere Historic Home, built in 1810, is the centerpiece of the Grassmere Historic Farm and is open seasonally for guided tours. Interpreters will take you on a walking tour through the home, telling you the history of the property, stories from the five generations who lived there, and how the Zoo ...more

City:  Nashville, TN

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Gravel Hill Community
"Gravel Hill is one of the Cumberland Valley’s oldest rural African American communities, established around the Gravel hill Baptist Church on the border between Wilson and Trousdale counties in 1869.  The church cemetery contains the burials of several federal military veterans, from the Civil War to World War ...more

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Gray-Lemke House
"Built in 1856, this Greek Revival-style house was home to the owner of Bingham’s community ...more

City:  Leiper's Fork, TN

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East Tennessee History Center
"Begin your exploration of the region's history at the East Tennessee History Center. Located here are the McClung Historical Collection, a premier genealogical research library, the Museum of East Tennessee History covering 300 years of life in the region, the offices of the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Knox County Archives, with records dating to ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (865) 215-8824

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Edwin Warner Park
"Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as The Warner Parks, are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. The Warner Parks are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee and together span 2684 acres of forest and field, 9 miles from downtown Nashville. Over 500,000 people visit the Parks annually to utilize ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615- 352-6299

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Elizabethton Walking Tour
"A self-guided walking tour. Tour the historic structures along this mainly level route. Shop and eat in the historic downtown area. Brochures available at the Chamber of ...more

City:  Elizabethton, TN
Phone:  423-547-3852

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Elvis Presley's Graceland
"Explore the personal life of Elvis Presley and learn how his revolutionary style and unique sound changed the face of popular music and culture forever with audio-guided tours and exhibits like the new "Elvis' Tupelo Exhibit," the "ICON: The Influence of Elvis Presley" exhibit, custom jets, and "Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More!" Browse one of the gift shops and enjoy ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  (800) 238-2000

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Emmett Lewis Memorial Heritage Center and Museum
"Historical museum presenting Tiptonville, Reelfoot Lake and Lake County ...more

City:  Tiptonville, TN
Phone:  731-253-9922

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Ernest Tubb Record Shop and Texas Troubadour Theatre
"Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree is a live radio broadcast that follows the Grand Ole Opry. It's free and has been going on for over 55 ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-889-2474

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Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens
"Tour shop, eat and laugh at the Victorian mansion where history is fun. The 10,000 square foot mansion, built by Gorilla Pants manufacturer Clay Faulkner in 1896, boasts Biltmore-like systems, a friendly ghost and museum-quality antiques. Guided mansion tours, lunch in the Victorian Tea Room, and shopping for 1890s treasures in the Victorian Gift Shop offered daily for walk-ins. ...more

City:  McMinnville, TN
Phone:  931-668-4444

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Falls Mill & Country Store
"Nestled in a lush green cove along the banks of beautiful Factory Creek stands historic Falls Mill. Built in 1873 as a cotton and woolen factory, the mill was later converted for use as a cotton gin, then as a woodworking shop. Today the water wheel powers millstones that grind cornmeal, flour, and grits. Falls Mill is open to the public ...more

City:  Belvidere, TN
Phone:  931-469-7161

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Farragut Folklife Museum
"The Farragut Folklife Museum--and the town of Farragut itself--is named in honor of David Farragut, the first admiral of the U.S. Navy, who was born in and grew up in the area. He was commissioned as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy when he was only nine years old. He served in the War of 1812 and had become a prize ...more

City:  Farragut, TN
Phone:  865-966-7057

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Fayetteville Historic Downtown
"Visit Fayetteville's historic downtown for shopping, dining, art and beautiful architecture from the late 1800s to early 1900s. During the 2nd week of November the town comes alive with the spirit of a Dickens Christmas during Host of Christmas ...more

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

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Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum & Civic Center
"The museum links past and present generations. Step back in the 1800?s woodworking shop. Admiral Frank Kelso?s Exhibit. The newly developed space and missile room from Huntsville, Alabama?s U.S. Army Space and missile defense ...more

City:  Fayetteville, TN
Phone:  931-433-7504

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Ferguson Hall
"Once a children's home, historic Ferguson Hall, with its beautiful grounds, is the site of a long history of drama and intrigue, including the murder of Civil War Gen. Earl Van Dorn, commander of Bragg's cavalry. Ferguson Hall is available for weddings, family reunions and special events. Tours are also available by ...more

City:  Spring Hill, TN
Phone:  931-486-2274

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First Presbyterian Church
"This National Register-listed Greek Revival-styled church building, constructed in 1837, was used as a federal hospital during the Civil War. ...more

City:  Gallatin, TN
Phone:  888-425-5286

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Fisk University & Fisk Jubilee Singers (TM)
"Formed in 1871, the Fisk University(R) Jubilee Singers perform throughout the year in the USA and internationally. Call for performance dates. Begun in the months after the end of the Civil War, Fisk University played a leadership role in the intellectual, artistic and civic education of African Americans and became known for its world-famous Jubilee Singers. In addition to its historic ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  (615) 329-8744

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Fivepoints
"Historic Civil War Battlefield. Located on private property. One of the last Civil War Battlefields in Tennessee.-SEE The Big Red Store Museum ...more

City:  Five Points, TN
Phone:  931-762-6282

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Date: Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
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Location: Manchester, TN

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