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.
Marble Springs Historic Site
Marble Springs was the last home of John Sevier, one of the state's founding fathers and the first governor of Tennessee, serving six full terms. In 1776, Sevier was elected one of the five magistrates of the Watauga Association, the first attempt at democratically elected government in America. ...more
Minor Hill City Hall
Until the treaty of September 1816, the land around Minor Hill belonged to the Chickasaw Indians. Known for the last Civil War battle of Tennessee, The Battle of Sugar Creek and the capture of Sam Davis Boyhood Hero. ...more
Mississippi River Museum
Eighteen-gallery museum of the natural and cultural history of the lower Mississippi River. Over 5,000 artifacts tell the river's story of early settlement, riverboats and barges, the Civil War on the river and delta music from Blues to Rock and Roll. ...more
Museum of Appalachia
The Museum of Appalachia is a living history farm, a unique collection of historic pioneer buildings and artifacts assembled for over a half century by John Rice Irwin. Irwin traveled the backroads, amassing thousands of everyday implements from the colorful and compelling Southern Appalachian mountain folk. ...more
Percy 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. ...more
Ruby Falls, a thundering 145-foot waterfall is located on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. On your fun-filled and educational tour you will delight in viewing intriguing formations and have the opportunity to walk behind the sparkling waterfall. ...more
Tennessee State Museum
One of the largest museums in the nation with more than 60,000 square feet of permanent exhibits and a 10,000 square-foot changing exhibition hall. Exhibits begin with prehistoric people and continue through the early 1900s. ...more