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.
Listed on the National Register, the Gilleland-Odell house, a private home, is the only surviving structure of the old town of New Port, which was established as the seat of Cocke County in 1799. The town remained the county seat until about 1884 when all county offices were moved to the present town of Newport on the Cincinnati, Cumberland Gap and Charleston railroad lines. ...more
(Private Residence) Harvey LaFollette, one of two brothers who founded the city of LaFollette, built this large Victorian home in 1895. The grand house, designed by the famous architect George Barber, and is the largest house in LaFollette. ...more
This 1869 historic landmark is a near-perfect example of Second Empire Victorian architecture. Built on land where the Civil War Battle of Mossy Creek was fought, the property still maintains the family/Civil War cemetery. ...more
We are the second, third and fourth generation living and working on the Ritter Farm, about two miles from Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. We are hand crafters: carvers, wood workers, quilters, artists, seamstresses, blacksmiths, wagonmakers, potters, photographers, musicians and storytellers. ...more
Grassmere Historic Home and Farm
Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, the Grassmere Historic Home, built in 1810, is the centerpiece of the Grassmere Historic Farm and is open seasonally for guided tours. Interpreters will take you on a walking tour through the home, telling you the history of the property, stories from the five generations who lived there, and how the Zoo came to be located on the land. ...more
Gravel Hill Community
Gravel Hill is one of the Cumberland Valley’s oldest rural African American communities, established around the Gravel hill Baptist Church on the border between Wilson and Trousdale counties in 1869. The church cemetery contains the burials of several federal military veterans, from the Civil War to World War II. ...more
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park. ...more