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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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Loudon County Museum / Carmichael Inn
"Museum includes Civil War exhibits showcased in the Carmichael Inn, a circa 1810 two-story log cabin used as a stagecoach inn. A self-guided tour of downtown Loudon and the county tells of the town’s early years and Civil War history.  Open daily. Admission is ...more

City:  Loudon, TN
Phone:  865-458-1442

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Lynchburg Historic Square
"A walk around the Historic Lynchburg Square is like stepping back in time. The unique shops and restaurants in restored buildings, the historic Courthouse built in 1885, and the Old Jail museum are just a few of the things that will remind you of an easier time. After your tour at the Jack Daniels Distillery, relax and enjoy our ...more

City:  Lynchburg, TN
Phone:  931-759-4111

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Lynnville Historic Downtown
"A quaint village with 59 homes and businesses on the National Historic Register. It has shopping, restaurants and a theatre. A railroad museum is housed in a reproduction depot. Tour a steam locomotive, passenger car and ...more

City:  Lynnville, TN
Phone:  931-527-3158

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Lynnville Railroad Preservation Society

City:  Lynnville, TN
Phone:  931-478-0880

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Mabry-Hazen House Museum
"The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on five acres atop Mabry Hill and includes the four-acre Civil War Bethel Cemetery. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases one of the largest collections in America containing original artifacts including china, silver, crystal, and antique furnishings. Built in 1858 ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-8661

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Magevney House
"Note: Temporarily Closed Home to pioneer schoolmaster, Eugene Magevney, this charming cottage built in 1836 offers a glimpse into the lives of early Memphis ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-523-1484

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Magness Community House & Library
"On the National Register of Historic Places, Magness Community House and Library is a public library with extensive genealogical, historical and horticulture collections. Programming includes lectures, films, music and children?s ...more

City:  McMinnville, TN
Phone:  931-473-2428

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Main Street Collierville
"Non-profit organization that focuses on preservation of the Town Square and historic district. Coordinates local community events and ...more

City:  Collierville, TN
Phone:  901-853-1666

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Main Street McMinnville
"Main Street McMinnville is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the revitalization and development of downtown McMinnville. Their vision of historic downtown McMinnville is to create a safe, culturally rich and architecturally preserved downtown which is vibrant and eye-appealing, family and community oriented, and commercially viable. Their mission is to establish a partnership between the public and private sectors dedicated ...more

City:  McMinnville, TN

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Mallory-Neely House
"Note: Temporarily Closed This Italian villa mansion, built in 1852, stands as a time capsule of the late Victorian-era lifestyle of Memphis' wealthy cotton ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-523-1484

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Marble Springs Historic Site
"Marble Springs was the last home of John Sevier, one of the state's founding fathers and the first governor of Tennessee, serving six full terms. In 1776, Sevier was elected one of the five magistrates of the Watauga Association, the first attempt at democratically elected government in America. He helped fund and lead the famous sharpshooting Overmountain Men, who routed ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (865) 573-5508

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Mark Twain Park
"The Mark Twain Park is a small, grassy area with trees located near the courthouse. The spring here is the one where Mark Twain's parents got their water while they lived in Jamestown. They had only been in MO three months when Mark Twain was ...more

City:  Jamestown, TN
Phone:  931-879-1482

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Martha Jane Huskey Ogle Cabin
"The Ogle Cabin, built in 1807 by Martha Jane Husky Ogle on behalf of her deceased husband William, is the most significant of all of the Gatlinburg cabins. In honor of the Gatlinburg cabin’s 200th anniversary, and coinciding with the town’s bicentennial celebration, the Ogle Cabin was added to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places, along with ...more

City:  Gatlinburg, TN

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Mary Kate Patterson Home
"West of the Nashville turnpike stands the home of Mary Kate Patterson, a Confederate spy. She assisted Capt. Henry B. Shaw's Coleman's Scouts, a Confederate cavalry unit and spy network that served the Army of Tennessee, from 1862 to 1865. She befriended Federals and obtained passes to Nashville, where she secured supplies and messages to smuggle to the Scouts in ...more

City:  La Vergne, TN

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Matt Gardner Homestead Museum
"House Museum and Farmstead The Matt Gardner House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 as a significant farmstead associated with African American heritage, agriculture, commerce, and architecture from 1870 to 1942. The farm provides for the interpretation of a variety of significant historical topics, including slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, education, religion, architecture, and agriculture. The house is ...more

City:  Elkton, TN
Phone:  (931) 468-0121

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Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum
"Restored Shay locomotive, depot, steam sawmill and collection of railroad and lumber company artifacts. Open daily. Seasonal. Free ...more

City:  Townsend, TN
Phone:  865-448-2211

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Livingston Historic Courthouse & Square
"Post-Civil War courthouse reflecting the area's patriotism with monuments honoring the fallen of all wars. Public square features quaint shops. In April 1865, a company of Confederate guerrillas led by Captain John Francis made a raid on Livingston and burned the county courthouse. U.S. authorities had collected information about the pro-Confederate activities of many local residents and this material was stored ...more

City:  Livingston, TN
Phone:  800-876-7393

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Long Island of the Holston
"Long Island was sacred ground of the Cherokee Nation. "The rendezvous place" for settlers and muster grounds for colonial ...more

City:  Kingsport, TN
Phone:  800-743-5282

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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

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Loudon County Museum / Carmichael Inn
"Museum includes Civil War exhibits showcased in the Carmichael Inn, a circa 1810 two-story log cabin used as a stagecoach inn. A self-guided tour of downtown Loudon and the county tells of the town’s early years and Civil War history.  Open daily. Admission is ...more

City:  Loudon, TN
Phone:  865-458-1442

Green Travel Vendor

Lynchburg Historic Square
"A walk around the Historic Lynchburg Square is like stepping back in time. The unique shops and restaurants in restored buildings, the historic Courthouse built in 1885, and the Old Jail museum are just a few of the things that will remind you of an easier time. After your tour at the Jack Daniels Distillery, relax and enjoy our ...more

City:  Lynchburg, TN
Phone:  931-759-4111

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Lynchburg Old Jail Museum
"Old Jail Museum is located off the square in Lynchburg. Built in 1893 and used as a jail until 1990. Houses artifacts from the ...more

City:  Lynchburg, TN
Phone:  (931) 759-4111

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Lynnville Historic Downtown
"A quaint village with 59 homes and businesses on the National Historic Register. It has shopping, restaurants and a theatre. A railroad museum is housed in a reproduction depot. Tour a steam locomotive, passenger car and ...more

City:  Lynnville, TN
Phone:  931-527-3158

Green Travel Vendor

Mabry-Hazen House Museum
"The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on five acres atop Mabry Hill and includes the four-acre Civil War Bethel Cemetery. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases one of the largest collections in America containing original artifacts including china, silver, crystal, and antique furnishings. Built in 1858 ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-8661

Green Travel Vendor

Magevney House
"Note: Temporarily Closed Home to pioneer schoolmaster, Eugene Magevney, this charming cottage built in 1836 offers a glimpse into the lives of early Memphis ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-523-1484

Green Travel Vendor

Magness Community House & Library
"On the National Register of Historic Places, Magness Community House and Library is a public library with extensive genealogical, historical and horticulture collections. Programming includes lectures, films, music and children?s ...more

City:  McMinnville, TN
Phone:  931-473-2428

Green Travel Vendor

Main Street Collierville
"Non-profit organization that focuses on preservation of the Town Square and historic district. Coordinates local community events and ...more

City:  Collierville, TN
Phone:  901-853-1666

Green Travel Vendor

Main Street McMinnville
"Main Street McMinnville is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the revitalization and development of downtown McMinnville. Their vision of historic downtown McMinnville is to create a safe, culturally rich and architecturally preserved downtown which is vibrant and eye-appealing, family and community oriented, and commercially viable. Their mission is to establish a partnership between the public and private sectors dedicated ...more

City:  McMinnville, TN

Green Travel Vendor

Mallory-Neely House
"Note: Temporarily Closed This Italian villa mansion, built in 1852, stands as a time capsule of the late Victorian-era lifestyle of Memphis' wealthy cotton ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-523-1484

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Marion County Coal Miners Museum

City:  Whitwell, TN
Phone:  423-658-6868

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