Historic parks in Tennessee are retreats, places of beauty, most often with points of interest--parks with a past are all the more enticing.
Pall Mall holds Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Park, which includes the York family farm and the grist mill brave Sgt. York operated for many years on the banks of the Wolf River. In Henning, 1,642-acre Fort Pillow State Historic Park, situated on the Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, is rich in both historic and archaeological significance. Step back in time in Vonore at Fort Loudoun State Historic Area, a 1,200-acre site on one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskeegee, birthplace of Sequoyah. Today the fort and the 1794 Tellico Blockhouse overlook TVA's Tellico Reservoir and the Appalachian Mountains.
Knoxville Driving Tour, the Siege of Knoxville & Battle of Fort Sanders
Tour features sites relating to the Nov. 1863, attempt by Confederate General James Longstreet to capture Knoxville and the army of Union General Ambrose E. ...more
Lauderdale County Museum
The Lauderdale County Museum is housed in the historic Sugar Hill Mansion which was built in 1842. The museum showcases items highlighting the history of Lauderdale County. ...more
The first city cemetery where George Henry Nixon, who was most notably a Confederate colonel commanding two regiments as well as Chancellor, is buried. Other notables there, including Capt. ...more
Located in the middle of the half-million acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park, LeConte Lodge is the only place where a visitor can sleep overnight on a mountaintop in a snug, permanent structure with hot and hearty meals on tap. The Lodge has a capacity of sixty guests per night. ...more
Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals
Liberty; The Saga of Sycamore Shoals Two-act outdoor drama at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area depicts the settlement of Northeast Tennessee in the 18th century. Last 3 weekends in July from Thurs. ...more
Long Hunter State Park
Significant for both its natural and historic aspects, Long Hunter State Park is a popular spot on J. Percy Priest Lake for picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation. ...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
Mabry-Hazen House Museum
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on five acres atop Mabry Hill and includes the four-acre Civil War Bethel Cemetery. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases one of the largest collections in America containing original artifacts including china, silver, crystal, and antique furnishings. ...more