Our oldest towns are rich with not only history but also variety. The storytelling tradition of Jonesborough, the Civil War stories of Collierville, the preservationist beginnings of Leiper’s Fork are only a few of the different viewpoints you’ll find as you travel the state. Visit towns built around architecture, art, archaeology or antiques; beverages, battlegrounds, backbeats and burgeoning industry—all are part of the past and the present in our heritage towns.
Meet up with friends in one of the historical taverns found in Dandridge, or stroll the historic river town of Saltillo. Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town, is beautifully restored and provides the perfect destination for an afternoon of shopping or an evening with the family.
Explore the historic districts, head for the town square or visit some of the local artisans. Boasting histories that have only grown richer with time, Tennessee’s heritage towns are a “must do” on any travel list.
Visit Tennessee’s oldest towns, where pioneers forged homes from the wilderness. See picturesque small towns scarred by Civil War. Wander the galleries and studios of communities where creativity reigns.