Historic Roads & Trails
Centuries before the European settlers set foot on Tennessee soil, these mountainsides and riverbanks were home to the Cherokee, Yuchi, Koasati, Shawnee and Chickasaw Indians.
Forcibly removed in the 1800s, many of these Tennessee natives lost their families, their homes and their lives. Their lives and legacies are preserved in the monuments and museums spread across the state.
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Visit Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and celebrate the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains region. Two galleries, movie, 12 historic outbuildings, concerts and other special events throughout the year. ...more
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. ...more
Historic Town of Saltillo
Visit Saltillo, an early river town with homes dating from the 1840s. Styles of architecture range from Greek Revival and Italianate influences to country farmhouses. ...more
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. ...more
Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals
Liberty; The Saga of Sycamore Shoals - The Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee. This is a two-act outdoor drama at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area depicting the settlement of Northeast Tennessee in the 18th century. ...more