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The Historic Athenaeum in Columbia, Tennessee is all that remains of two famous girl schools that flourished in the area from the 1830s until the Great Depression. Built in 1837, the Athenaeum served as the rectory for these two schools and was occupied by the same family for over 130 years. Today, the Athenaeum is a historic site and museum open for tours and available as a venue for your next event.

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Historic Athenaeum
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The Historic Athenaeum


808 Athenaeum St.
Columbia, TN 38401


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Thurs - Sat 10am - 4pm. Open February - mid December .
Dates Closed
Mid December - February and major holidays
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