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.
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
At the Greenbrier entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a community where about 1,000 people once lived until the 1930s. When land was designated for the park, residents relocated across the U. ...more
Harpeth River State Park
Fly fishing, spin casting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and more are part of the natural life at Harpeth River State Park in Middle Tennessee. A unique linear park located along the Harpeth River, this beauty lover's spot is ideal for activities or relaxing. ...more
Harrison Bay State Park
The 1,200-acre Harrison Bay State Park, with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline, was originally developed as a Tennessee Valley Authority recreation demonstration area in the 1930's. Its name is derived from a large bay at the main channel of the Tennessee River that covers the old town of Harrison, and the last Cherokee Campground. ...more
Hawkins County Courthouse
Oldest original courthouse in TN, built in 1836, and the second oldest in continued use. One of the most photographed buildings in the South, it was occupied by both Confederate and Union forces during the Civil War. ...more
Henry Horton State Park
Henry Horton State Park is well known for its championship 18-hole golf course, but it also features a park inn with 65 guest rooms and 4 suites as well as 2,000 square feet of meeting space, a separate conference lodge with 3,150 square feet of meeting space, a southern style restaurant, 5 rustic cabins and 3 deluxe cabins, 72 campsites situated near the scenic Duck River and a trap and skeet range. The 1,140-acre park has three hiking trails where you may see a variety of wildlife such as wild turkey, deer and many kinds of wildflowers. ...more
Andrew Jackson hired an English gardener, William Frost, in 1819 at the recommendation of a friend to plan and lay out the garden at The Hermitage. The garden covers more than an acre and contains many of the flowers available in the 1800s. ...more
Historic Downtown Dickson
Civil War soldiers built the railroad that now fronts the Historic Halbrook Hotel, War Memorial Building and the new city park. Just off the railroad you will find, not only the Old Train Depot. ...more