Memphis Tennessee

Language

Tennessee Vacation - The State's Official Travel Planning Website

« Return to Heritage & Culture

Tennessee Heritage

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.

Green Travel Vendor

John Randolph Spahr Home
"With a unique interior log structure, this historic two-story home was owned by John Randolph Spahr, Sr. in the late 1800s. Open by ...more

City:  Blountville, TN

Green Travel Vendor

Jonesborough-Washington County and Chester Inn Museums
"The museum tells the history of Tennessee's oldest town and county, from the movement towards statehood to the 20th ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  866-401-4223

Green Travel Vendor

Jubilee Gallery
"In a 125-year old Victorian farmhouse, the gallery showcases over 25 of the state’s finest ...more

City:  Rogersville, TN
Phone:  423-345-3301

Green Travel Vendor

Key Park Log House
"Second oldest house in Macon, exhibits photographs, books, antiques and clothing from 1800s. In Key Park, with rock gardens, fountain and ...more

City:  Lafayette, TN
Phone:  615-666-2194

Green Travel Vendor

Knoxville Civil War Driving Tour
"The driving tour highlights the divided loyalties among East Tennesseans. It includes stops at historical museums and homes, battle sites and ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  800-727-8045

Green Travel Vendor

LaGrange Historic District
"The town of LaGrange was occupied by Union forces, which used several extant buildings, from 1862 to the end of the war. The Immanuel Episcopal Church served as a hospital. Antebellum homes include the birthplace of Lucy Holcombe Pickens, the Queen of the Confederacy. A driving tour brochure is available. ...more

City:  La Grange, TN
Phone:  901-878-1246

Green Travel Vendor

Lane College Historic District
"An historic African-American college supported by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The J.K. Daniels Library boasts an excellent African American Heritage ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  901-426-7500

Green Travel Vendor

Lebanon Museum & History Center
"Take a walk through Lebanon's history. See displays from prehistoric times through modern day. The Museum is free to the public. It is located in the lower level of the City ...more

City:  Lebanon, TN
Phone:  615-443-2839

Green Travel Vendor

Leiper's Fork
"A picturesque village on the National Register of Historic Places offering the quaintness of the past and the convenience of the present. Local restaurants serve good food and shopping includes antiques, fine art and handmade long ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-591-8500

Green Travel Vendor

Liberty Hall
"Built by George Pope Webster in 1844, this is generally considered the grandest Antebellum home in western Maury County. Captain Henry J. Webster, the older son of the builder, was the first captain of the famed Company Aytch (Company H), First Tennessee Regiment, the most highly decorated company in the Army of Tennessee during the Civil ...more

City:  Williamsport, TN

Green Travel Vendor

Lipscomb Place
"This well-kept estate and 1830 mansion once belonged to George Lipscomb, a veteran of Andrew Jackson's Seminole campaign. It remains a private ...more

City:  Williamsport, TN

Green Travel Vendor

Living History Museum
"The Living History Museum has a complete farm setting showing how the tobacco farmer lived in the 1930s. Shown by ...more

City:  Hartsville, TN
Phone:  615-374-9243

Green Travel Vendor

Locke Building
"Named after a store that once stood on the site, this 1995 structure contains salvaged materials from an 1880 schoolhouse and an 1882 former home. ItÂ’s an award-winning example of reclaimed resources and historic ...more

City:  Leiper's Fork, TN

Green Travel Vendor

Longstreet's Billet
"“Billet” means quarters or place to which one is assigned. During the Civil War, Lieutenant General Longstreet’s Corps occupied this house in the winter of 1863-64 with the mission of securing East Tennessee for the Confederacy. This site is currently being restored as a ...more

City:  Russellville, TN

Green Travel Vendor

Lotz House
"The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee, at the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle of the Civil War on November 30, ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-790-7190

Green Travel Vendor

Jonesborough Historic District and Visitors Center
"Take a trip back to the early 1800s as you explore Tennessee’s oldest town. Amidst the numerous historic sites, you’ll find one-of-a-kind specialty shops and cafés. Pick up an official Historic Jonesborough Visitors Guide, seasonal events calendars, local and regional maps as well as an answer to any questions you may have by our knowledgeable hostess staff. The Center also houses ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  (866) 401-4223

Green Travel Vendor

Jonesborough-Washington County and Chester Inn Museums
"The museum tells the history of Tennessee's oldest town and county, from the movement towards statehood to the 20th ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  866-401-4223

Green Travel Vendor

Knoxville Civil War Driving Tour
"The driving tour highlights the divided loyalties among East Tennesseans. It includes stops at historical museums and homes, battle sites and ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  800-727-8045

Green Travel Vendor

Knoxville Driving Tour, the Siege of Knoxville & Battle of Fort Sanders
"Tour features sites relating to the Nov. 1863, attempt by Confederate General James Longstreet to capture Knoxville and the army of Union General Ambrose E. Burnside.  Some of the sites include: Longstreet’s headquarters, Fort Dickerson, cemeteries, hospitals, site of mortal wounding of Union General William P. Sanders, and the site of the unsuccessful Confederate attack on Fort Sanders.  Brochures by ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (800) 727-8045

Green Travel Vendor

Knoxville Police Department Museum
"The museum contains historical photographs, uniforms, badges, weapons and literature that depict the history of the Knoxville Police ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-215-7000

Green Travel Vendor

L & N Depot & Railroad Museum
"Step back in time when you visit this restored, 18-room Victorian railroad station museum and active rail yard. Hiwassee River Rail Adventure train excursion tickets can be purchased here. Shuttle bus departure location for train ...more

City:  Etowah, TN
Phone:  423-263-7840

Green Travel Vendor

L & N Train Station
"The station was built 1901. Restoration project completed August 9, 1996. Static display of a caboose and engine. Home of Historical ...more

City:  Clarksville, TN
Phone:  931-553-2486

Green Travel Vendor

Lane College Historic District
"An historic African-American college supported by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The J.K. Daniels Library boasts an excellent African American Heritage ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  901-426-7500

Green Travel Vendor

Lauderdale County Courthouse
"On the National Register of Historic Places, this beautiful art-deco building was erected during the 1930s by WPA ...more

City:  Ripley, TN
Phone:  731-635-3500

Green Travel Vendor

Lauderdale County Museum
"The Lauderdale County Museum is housed in the historic Sugar Hill Mansion which was built in 1842. The museum showcases items highlighting the history of Lauderdale County. The building also houses the Lauderdale County Chamber of ...more

City:  Ripley, TN
Phone:  731-635-9541

Green Travel Vendor

Lawrenceburg Cemetery
"The first city cemetery where George Henry Nixon, who was most notably a Confederate colonel commanding two regiments as well as Chancellor, is buried. Other notables there, including Capt. Thomas D. Deavenport, a sometime member of the General Assembly, are buried ...more

City:  Lawrenceburg, TN
Phone:  931-762-6282

Green Travel Vendor

Lawrenceburg Public Square
"The Square dates to 1836, when Davy Crockett helped give the city its charter. Antiques, gifts and museums dot the historic business ...more

City:  Lawrenceburg, TN
Phone:  931-762-6282

Green Travel Vendor

Lebanon Museum & History Center
"Take a walk through Lebanon's history. See displays from prehistoric times through modern day. The Museum is free to the public. It is located in the lower level of the City ...more

City:  Lebanon, TN
Phone:  615-443-2839

Green Travel Vendor

Lenox Bridge
"The only surviving "swing span, pony-Pratt through truss" bridge. Built in 1917, it represents the area's transportation ...more

City:  Dyersburg, TN
Phone:  731-285-8188

Green Travel Vendor

Lester Flatt Monument
"A unique monument honoring the legendary bluegrass pioneer stands on the historic Liberty Square in his hometown of Sparta. Lester Flatt Memorial Bluegrass Day, Oct. ...more

City:  Sparta, TN

List Results

Help Preserve America

November 2014

SUMOTUWETHFRSA
26272829303101
02030405060708
09101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30010203040506

Upcoming events

Date: Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Young Frankenstein
Location: Manchester, TN

Date: Jan 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
AiM Book Club - 3rd Tuesday Jan.-Nov.
Location: Selmer, TN

Date: Dec 6, 2014
Victorian Christmas
Location: Cumberland Gap, TN

See more November events »

Get a free vacation guide.

Did you know?