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.
The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee, at the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle of the Civil War on November 30, 1864. ...more
Mabry-Hazen House Museum
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on five acres atop Mabry Hill and includes the four-acre Civil War Bethel Cemetery. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases one of the largest collections in America containing original artifacts including china, silver, crystal, and antique furnishings. ...more
Monterey Depot Museum
The Monterey Central Transportaion Museum (Monterey Depot Musuem) opened up in early -2012. The purpose of the Monterey Tennessee Central Transportation Museum is to preserve and share with others this area’s rich transportation history which includes the Nashville & Knoxville Railroad, the Tennessee Central Railroad, the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and the Nashville & Eastern Railroad. ...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
Music on the Square
Held each Friday evening May through October, Music on the Square is Americana at its best, featuring live performances by local and regional bands, storytellers, poets, and performance artists. Each week offers at least two different acts. ...more
National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History
Medal of Honor recipient memorabilia, pictures, citations and award history. And displays of other historical military artifacts and uniforms. ...more