Extraordinary school for girls Columbia's Athenaeum flourished from 1852 to 1904 as a school which taught girls everything a well-educated young man would have learned at the time, including physics and calculus. Tour the Rectory's Moorish Gothic architecture
John P. Cable Mill Cades Cove in the 1800s had few sources of power which frontiersmen knew how to harness. The waterwheel-driven mill could grind wheat into flour, as well as corn into grain, adding biscuits to the cove's menu. Appreciate Cades Cove
From hospitality to hospital In the 19th century, Carnton Plantation frequently entertained figures shaping Tennessee and American history. November 30, 1864, the gracious manor became a field hospital in the bloody Battle of Franklin. Visit Carnton
Post-Civil War Julius Freed and his family helped Trenton recover, making many civic contributions. Late 19th-century Victorian Freed House contains fine examples of decorative painting. Call on Freed House
Landmarks & Historic Places
History surrounds us in Tennessee. When your eyes catch sight of significant historical markers, you know you are gazing at the dreams of someone who has gone before. A legendary park funded, in part, by pennies from schoolchildren; the historic district that gave birth to the Blues; an area dedicated to a World War I one-man force--all are part of dreams come true in Tennessee.
A fine example of Greek Revival architecture, the Tennessee State Capitol includes four Ionic porticos and a well-proportioned interior. Friendsville's Samuel Frazier House is built of locally quarried dark marble. Bolivar has over one hundred buildings in Bolivar on the National Register of Historic Places, a treasure for history buffs. Be our guest at Tennessee's preserved and protected historic properties.