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.
Step back in time at the Square in Collierville and enjoy homemade dishes made with the freshest ingredients at quaint Cafe Piazza. Appetizers such as fried calamari, insalata caprese, or an antipasto plate delight the palate. ...more
During the Civil War’s Battle of Blountville, this house stood between the lines as fighting swirled around it. Many area structures were destroyed, this one survived and bears the scars of battle. ...more
Cannonsburgh, the original name for Murfreesboro, is a reconstructed Southern village with a gristmill, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, log home, church, general store and a working blacksmith's shop that serve as reminders of life in pioneer times. See the World's Largest Cedar Bucket at Cannonsburgh Village. ...more
Carnton is the restored home of John and Carrie McGavock. The house once a vibrant plantation home, served as field hospital to hundreds of wounded and dying Confederate soldiers following the Battle of Franklin in 1864. ...more
The famous historic homes and landscapes of Castalian Springs were deeply affected by the Civil War and Reconstruction. From 1862 to 1865, a federal garrison made camp about one-half mile southwest of Wynnewood, the National Register-listed log tavern and home located at 210 Old Highway 25. ...more
Chattanooga History Walking Tours on the Riverfront
The Riverfront is at the core of Chattanooga's history, and it is the one place in our community from which sites related to the first settlers, the Cherokees, the Civil War, reconstruction, industrialization, and the renaissance can be visually referenced. Take a short walk, approximately 6 blocks, with our guide, and get an overview of the fascinating history of this place. ...more
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. With nationally recognized collections of American and contemporary painting and sculpture, a botanical garden named in the "Top Five" by Southern Living magazine, and year-round family-friendly activities, there's something for everyone at Cheekwood! There is always something happening in Cheekwood's Botanical Gardens. ...more