Learn more about General Longstreet Museum.
The historic Nenney House was occupied during the winter of 1863-64 by General James Longstreet. The house has been painstakingly restored by the Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association to serve as a museum and is the centerpiece of the Civil War Trail in the Lakeway area. The adjacent gift shop also contains an excellent Tennessee Civil War history reference library as well as Civil War related souvenirs and publications. The museum hosts several special events throughout the year. A reproduction of an 1860's era tailor shop will be added in 2018. Don't miss the museum's Victorian Christmas open house every year on the second Sunday in December. An authentic 1860's tailor shop has been added to the General Kershaw building on the property.
Two miles from the museum you'll find the Bethesda Church and Cemetery, a quaint old building with high-backed pews and an enclosed pulpit, is one of the oldest churches in E. Tennessee. The church was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers by both the Union and Confederate armies for a short time. Along with graves dating back to the 1700s, there are approximately 82 unknown soldiers buried in the cemetery. A static kiosk is located on the site providing information about the Civil War as well as the local history of the Lakeway area. Bethesda Church still hosts an occasional worship service.
5915 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Russellville, TN 37860
$3 for children
Special group rates available
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Groups are always welcome by appointment.