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 Downtown Columbia
Historic Columbia Square is one of the state's oldest National Register historic districts featuring over 90 buildings 100 years old or older. Unique stores and antique shops line the courthouse square. ...more
Historic Downtown Dickson
Civil War soldiers built the railroad that now fronts the Historic Halbrook Hotel, War Memorial Building and the new city park. Just off the railroad you will find, not only the Old Train Depot. ...more
Historic Downtown Rockwood
In the quaint historic downtown area of Rockwood visitors will find antique & specialty shops, an ole-timey soda fountain, Glitterville Studios, country cooking & fine dining, and foot-stompin' fun at a bluegrass music show, all within a city block. Rockwood is home to the Annual Christmas Home Tour complete with civil war re-enactments the 1st weekend in December and is home to local AM Radio WYHM 580. ...more
When you enter Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee, you’re taking a journey into the past. A unique 18th century town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Jonesborough’s natural beauty, charming architecture, and storytelling heritage have attracted visitors worldwide. ...more
Historic Lairdland Farm House and Civil War Museum
Tour historic home filled with antiques and Visit their Civil War Museum containing an extensive and comprehensive collection of both Union and Confederate artifacts. Luncheons for groups of 8 or more may be served upon 2 weeks confirmed notice. ...more
Historic Lebanon Square
Located at roughly equal distances from Nashville, Gallatin, Hartsville, and Carthage, Lebanon was an important commercial crossroads for the Cumberland Valley. A small battle in may 1862 took place around the square with General Ebenezer Dumont surprised the forces of Confederate cavalry leader John hunt Morgan. ...more
Lynchburg Historic Square
A walk around the Historic Lynchburg Square is like stepping back in time. The unique shops and restaurants in restored buildings, the historic Courthouse built in 1885, and the Old Jail museum are just a few of the things that will remind you of an easier time. ...more