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Tennesseans appreciate their history and heritage, from the music that moves us to the movers and shakers who changed history.

Explore the many historic homes and heritage towns, like the utopian village of Rugby, and museums that stand as reminders of Tennessee's rich past. Learn about the U.S. Presidents that called Tennessee home; visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, the only surviving residence of James K. Polk, and the Andrew Johnson Historic Site. Put yourself in the shoes of frontiersman David Crockett or learn about music pioneers like Elvis Presley and W.C. Handy, the father of the blues.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short leg-stretchers to strenuous treks that may require backcountry camping. But hiking is not the only reason for visiting the Smokies. Car camping, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and auto touring are popular activities. From the big animals like bears, deer, and elk, ...more

City:  Gatlinburg, TN
Phone:  865-436-1200

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Green Frog Village
"A collection of restored log and other structures creating a rural antique Southern village. A 1915 cotton gin is being preserved as a ...more

City:  Alamo, TN
Phone:  731-663-3319

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Green Haven Creek
"1890's Historic Restored Home located on 18 beautiful acres. Eco-elegant bamboo linens featured on queen size beds in 2 guest rooms. The fourth bedrooms features 2 beds for the traveling families. We are pet and kid ...more

City:  Fayetteville, TN
Phone:  (866) 658-5402

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Greystone Mansion
"Major Eldad Cicero Camp built this home in 1885 using stone from his quarry near Lake City and carried here on the backs of mules and donkeys. The hand-carved mantles and trim were selected at the Paris World's Fair, and 22 different types of marble adorn the mansion. During World War II, Greystone was divided into apartments and tenants painted ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN

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Hale House/Patterson Hotel
"Built in 1898 as a private residence and has served as a railroad hotel and later as a boarding house. Today it is a bed and breakfast. Tours by ...more

City:  Watertown, TN
Phone:  615-237-9999

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Hallehurst
"Now open for tours, weddings and receptions by Reservation Only. No Saturday tours will be ...more

City:  Pulaski, TN
Phone:  931-424-8510

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Ham's Folly
"(Private Residence) Built by James and Tennessee Virginia Wood Ham (her real name) just before the Civil War, the costly construction ruined the Hams financially, earning the elegant home the name Ham’s Folly. James Ham died in 1866, deeply in debt, and the house deteriorated considerably during the war. Today, it has been beautifully preserved by its current and past ...more

City:  Cornersville, TN

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Hamlett-Smith House
"(Private Residence) Joel F. and Florina Hamlett built this Greek-style home in 1867 from material found on their cotton plantation. Martha Eliza Smith, owner from 1908 until her death in 1990, was a friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, who were once guests in the ...more

City:  Luray, TN

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Hammond House
"Visit this fully restored late-Victorian house on the National Register of Historic Places for a glimpse of the architecture and lifestyle of this era. See antique furnishings including a fainting couch, working footpump organ, working Edison phonograph, wood-burning heat stove and (electrified) wood-burning cook stove and ...more

City:  Kingsport, TN
Phone:  423-245-5523

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Hancock House
"A spacious 15-room colonial revival log inn. Hancock House is a pre-1878 stage coach stop and toll gate house that was known as Avondale Station on the famous Avery Trace. The inn is a favorite for elegant lunch or dinner and large gatherings including weddings. Open by appointment ...more

City:  Gallatin, TN
Phone:  615-452-8431

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Hannum-Wirt-Rhea House
"Circa 1830 house of the Hannum-Wirt and Rhea families, being restored as the Fayette County Museum & Cultural Center. Open by ...more

City:  Somerville, TN
Phone:  901-465-4476

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Harmony House
"Built in 1851 by Dr. and Mrs. William Andrew Harmon, this house was used as a place of refuge during the Civil War. Soldiers from both Confederate and Union armies camped in the back yard. Of Federal architecture, the interior contains prime examples of Tennessee craftsmanship. Restoration was completed in 1980. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 11/321), on the ...more

City:  Greeneville, TN

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Harrell Farm Log Cabin
"As you explore the square, don't miss this mid-1800s farm cabin for a glimpse of life in the past. A traditional rope bed and spinning wheel are displayed inside. Open by ...more

City:  Arlington, TN

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Harrison Barracks
"This National Register-listed antebellum carriage factory, now being used for apartments, served as barracks for occupying Federal forces during the Reconstruction era.  The army leased the building in 1867 and turned it into apartments, a commissary, a store house, and an ordinance department.  Parts of the 5th U.S. Cavalry and the 45th U.S. Infantry were stationed at the barracks.  Not ...more

City:  Gallatin, TN
Phone:  888-425-5286

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Hartman Beverage & Mountain Dew
"Now home to Pro-Med Emergency Medical Service, this building was the one-time headquarters of Hartman Beverage — the inventors of Mountain Dew. Bill Brickworth gave Mountain Dew its familiar citrus lemonade taste. In Mountain Dew: The History, his son Dick writes, “Collectors travel to 1921 E. Magnolia Avenue to touch the ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN

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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center
"Civil War fort. During the capture of Clarksville, the fort was burned and abandoned by Confederate forces. Earthenworks are all that ...more

City:  Clarksville, TN
Phone:  931-472-3351

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield
"The site of the first decisive Union victory of the Civil War. A visitor center explains the importance of this pivotal battle. Open ...more

City:  Dover, TN
Phone:  931-232-5706

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Fort Donelson National Cemetery
"Established in 1867 for re-interment of Union soldiers who were originally buried where they fell after the battle of Fort Donelson in ...more

City:  Dover, TN
Phone:  931-232-5348

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Fort Granger
"13-ac. historical battlefield with boardwalk. Built in 1862 by Union troops during the Battle of Franklin. Various locations provide spectacular views of ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-794-2103

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Fort Hill and Museum
"Fort Hill is an irregularly shaped redoubt, constructed between 1863-1864, on a hill overlooking Waverly, Tennessee.  The outer walls of the redoubt remain intact around the entire length of the fort.  The troops protecting the area consisted of the 12th and 13th U.S. Colored Troops, the 8th Iowa Cavalry, and the 1st Kansas Battery. ...more

City:  Waverly, TN

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Fort Loudoun State Park
"Fort Loudoun State Park is the location of 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 Tuskegee, birthplace of the genius Sequoyah, commemorated by the Cherokee Nation's Museum. Today the fort and the 1794 Tellico Blockhouse overlook TVA's Tellico ...more

City:  Vonore, TN
Phone:  423-884-6217

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Fort Marr Blockhouse
"A significant part of the Cherokee history, constructed around 1814, is the last visible remains of the camps where the Cherokee were confined prior to removal. Relocated in 1965 beside U.S. Hwy. 411 in Benton. Originally located 15 mi. south of the site where it now ...more

City:  Delano, TN
Phone:  423-263-0050

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Fort Nashborough
"On January 1, 1780, Nashville was founded when James Robertson led his group of pioneers across the frozen Cumberland River to a place called the Cedar Bluffs. It was here that these men built a fort called Nashborough, which would be shelter for the first families until Indian attacks ended in ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-862-8400

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Fort Negley
"Fort Negley was built in 1862 to defend Nashville against Confederate Army attacks. Black laborers assisted the Union Army in building Fort Negley. The unique star designed Union fort from the Civil War, is located between Greer Stadium and the Cumberland Science Museum near downtown ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-862-8470

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Fort Southwest Point
"Fort Southwest Point, built in 1797, was a working fort with as many as 625 soldiers until being closed in 1811. After excavations by the Department of Conservation, the University of Tennessee and the City of Kingston, the fort is being reconstructed on its original foundation and includes a barracks, blockhouse and 250 feet of palisade walls. Living history re-enactors ...more

City:  Kingston, TN
Phone:  865-376-3641

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Fortress Rosecrans
"The Union Army constructed Fortress Rosecrans, a massive earthen fort, to serve as a supply depot following their victory at Stones ...more

City:  Murfreesboro, TN
Phone:  615-893-9501

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Frank H. McClung Museum - University of Tennessee
"A general interest museum featuring permanent exhibitions on Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee, Ancient Egypt, the Civil War in Knoxville, Decorative Arts, Geology and Fossils, Human Origins, and Freshwater Mussels as well as special temporary exhibits. Museum shop. Accredited by the American Association of Museums; in association with the Smithsonian ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-974-2144

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Franklin County Old Jail Museum
"Artifacts and memorabilia make up the exhibits at the Old Jail Museum in Winchester, Tennessee. Eight rooms are dedicated to special ...more

City:  Winchester, TN
Phone:  931-967-0524

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Franklin on Foot
"Franklin on Foot is a tour company located in Historic Franklin, Tenn., that offers both daily walking and bike tours. Our daily Classic Franklin guided walking tour is the perfect way to peek behind the town’s charming exterior at the people and events that have shaped it. The tour is offered Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 2 ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615 400-3808

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Freed House
"During the Civil War, Julius Freed served the Confederate army as a member of the Fifteenth Tennessee Infantry of the Army of Tennessee, was wounded, captured, and held as a prisoner of war until his release in May 1865. He then promptly moved to Trenton and became active in the city’s business and municipal relations, operating J. Freed & Sons ...more

City:  Trenton, TN
Phone:  731-855-1772

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