Historic Buildings & Sites
On the ancient grounds of Chucalissa, one can imagine the Native American settlement that once called Tennessee home. Climb the front steps of the Hermitage and be transported to the days of Andrew Jackson. Feel the magnitude of the Manhattan Project: Visit Oak Ridge and the Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Tennessee boasts a long and colorful history--one best told in the numerous historic sites and buildings spread across the state. Visit Sun Records; stand within the same walls that heard the first recordings of Elvis and Johnny Cash. Grab a bite to eat at Hoskins Drug Store and be sure to treat yourself to a refreshment from the old-fashioned 1940s soda fountain. Take a day to explore Tennessee's first school, founded by Sam Houston, or school yourself in the history of the Scopes Trial with a visit to the Rhea County Courthouse.
Historic Rock Castle
General Daniel and Sarah Smith's circa 1784 home. Smith acted as surveyor for the frontier, produced the state's first map and is credited with naming the state of Tennessee. ...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 Stage Coach Stop
The Stage Coach Stop was in use in the mid-1850s when coach transportation was at its peak. It was built and owned by the manager of the coach company, which operated the line from Memphis to Holly Springs, MS. ...more
Visiting Sweetwater is like stepping back in time! Our unique shops & attractions are nothing like typical chain stores, malls or outlets. Sweetwater offers a bit of nostalgia along with the charm and friendliness that one would expect in a small southern town. ...more
Historic Town of Cumberland Gap
The Historic Town of Cumberland Gap is nestled at the foot of Cumberland Mountains inside Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Breathtaking beauty and charming "Mayberry" atmosphere will greet you as you come into town. ...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