With names like "Rattle and Snap," "Green Frog Village" and "Crescent Bend," you are immediately drawn into legends that lie within Tennessee's carefully preserved homes, villages, farms and surrounds.
Look into a graceful, early rural life at 1797 Ramsey House Plantation, with acreage, exhibits and an heirloom garden. Once considered "the most costly and most admired house in Tennessee," it is among the few surviving houses designed by Tennessee's first formally trained architect, Thomas Hope. Learn about the Overton legacy at 200-year-old Traveller's Rest Plantation and Museum at Traveller's Rest. Take in a reenactment as you tour the grounds, the home and the schoolhouse.
General Longstreet Museum
General James Longstreet established his headquarters in the Nenney Homestead in Russellville, TN during the harsh winter of 1863 - 1864. Today, visitors can explore the actual historic home showcasing an authentic Civil War era communications center complete with a Civil War telegraph and period furnishings. ...more
Kingsport Downtown Antique District
Charted in 1917, Kingsport was developed as America’s first “Model City. ” The downtown boasts a wide variety of shopping, unique dining and cultural experiences that give this very historic section of town a personality of its own. ...more
LaGrange Historic District
The town of LaGrange was occupied by Union forces, which used several extant buildings, from 1862 to the end of the war. The Immanuel Episcopal Church served as a hospital. ...more
A picturesque village on the National Register of Historic Places offering the quaintness of the past and the convenience of the present. Local restaurants serve good food and shopping includes antiques, fine art and handmade long rifles. ...more
Named after a store that once stood on the site, this 1995 structure contains salvaged materials from an 1880 schoolhouse and an 1882 former home. Its an award-winning example of reclaimed resources and historic preservation. ...more
“Billet” means quarters or place to which one is assigned. During the Civil War, Lieutenant General Longstreet’s Corps occupied this house in the winter of 1863-64 with the mission of securing East Tennessee for the Confederacy. ...more
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