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.
Ramsey House Plantation
Experience life on America's frontier in the 1797 house with acreage, exhibits and heirloom garden. Once considered "the most costly and most admired house in Tennessee,"it is one of the few surviving houses designed by Tennessee's first formally trained architect, Thomas Hope. ...more
Riverwood Mansion is one of Nashville's historical treasures. It has been identified as one of Nashville's most significant historic structures/sites by the Metropolitan Historical Commission. ...more
On March 5, 1863, portions of the Battle of Thompson's Station were fought along the ridges that border this site. Roderick, General Forrest's courageous mount, was mortally wounded galloping to the generals side during the battle and is buried here. ...more
Rossville Historic District
The buildings and homes that contribute to the beautiful Historic District of Rossville date from before the Civil War to 1945. Every June, the Historic District Association sponsors its Tour of Homes. ...more
Russellville Methodist Church
The church served as a Confederate hospital. One half mile north of the church are the ruins of Cairn’s Mill, where corn was ground for Confederate General James Longstreet’s men. ...more
This 1800s home is located in the National Historic District of Blountville. The earliest owner was Thomas White and the historic building had several owners between 1824 and 1863 when John and Sallie Rutledge purchased the home. ...more
Sam Davis Home and Museum
Featuring a historic site with 1860s home, Middle Tennessee museum and outbuildings. Learn the story of Civil War hero Sam Davis, called the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy. ...more