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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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The Athenaeum Rectory
Tour the historic Athenaeum Rectory
The Athenaeum Rectory exterior staircase
The Athenaeum Rectory exterior staircase & wraparound porch
Athenaeum Rectory Side Door
Athenaeum Rectory Side Door
The Historic Athenaeum

808 Athenaeum St.
Columbia, TN 38401

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