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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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McGavock Confederate Cemetery
"Nation's largest private Confederate cemetery holds remains of 1481 Confederate soldiers killed in the Civil War Battle of ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-794-0903

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Memphis Main Street Trolley
"Climb aboard a restored vintage trolley car for an unforgettable trip along the mighty Mississippi River and downtown Memphis. The Main Street Line follows the original mule-drawn trolley; the Riverfront Loop travels a breathtaking stretch of the river. Enjoy a nostalgic ride through many downtown attractions, including the Pyramid, Pinch District, Convention Center, Beale Street and the Orpheum ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  (901) 274-6282

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Milky Way Farms
"Historic homeplace of candy legend, Frank Mars who purchased the farm after the success of his Milky Way candy bar which led the world in popularity in 1930. Today the fine craftsmanship of all who worked there is evident in the 25000 sq ft manor house, barns, and rock walls. The property is known for its historical significance, amazing ...more

City:  Pulaski, TN
Phone:  (931) 309-1213

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Monell's, Gallatin
"A member of Nashville's comfort-food royalty, Monell's at Fitzgerald Manor occupies an 1860s home located on 2 and 1/2 acres. Featuring the best skillet-fried chicken in Nashville, Monell's offers communal, southern-style dining. Seated at a large table, you'll pass heaping bowls of well-prepared meats and sides. Turn your cell phone off, and enjoy dinner conversation with other amiable diners around ...more

City:  Gallatin, TN
Phone:  615-230-8335

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Monell's, Germantown
"Located in a beautiful Victorian 1880s home in historic Germantown, Monell's offers an all-you-can-eat spread. Long wooden tables seat up to a dozen people, making for a family-style dining experience. Each day's menu includes 2 or 3 meats, 3 or 4 salads, 4 or 5 hot vegetables, bread, preserves, drink and dessert. Diners pass around bottomless bowls and platters of ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-248-4747

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Monthaven
"A beautiful 2 story frame home that was built around 1860. It served as a hospital during the Civil War and is listed on the National Historic Register. Monthaven is the current home of the Hendersonville Arts Council which features art exhibits and ...more

City:  Hendersonville, TN
Phone:  615-822-0789

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Mountain Home, Union Obelisk Monument and National Cemetery
"<p>Mountain Home was built as a retirement home for Union veterans in ...more

City:  Mountain Home, TN
Phone:  (423) 979-3535

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Museum of Ancient Brick
"America's only ancient brick museum is located at the company headquarters of General Shale Brick in Johnson ...more

City:  Johnson City, TN
Phone:  800-414-4661

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Museum of Appalachia
"The museum has more than 30 historic log buildings on 63 acres and hundreds of exhibits assembled for over a half century by John Rice Irwin. Stroll through the village and imagine Appalachian life from long ...more

City:  Clinton, TN
Phone:  (865) 494-7680

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Natchez Trace Wine Trail
"The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to today's central Tennessee. The Tennessee cities along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway are Nashville, Franklin, Leiper's Fork and Brentwood. Visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding and camping. Along the Trail, enjoy ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  (800) 305-7417

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National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History
"Medal of Honor recipient memorabilia, pictures, citations and award history. And displays of other historical military artifacts and ...more

City:  Hixson, TN
Phone:  423-394-0710

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Neddy Jacobs Cabin
"This reconstructed cabin on the square in historic downtown Lebanon is the site of the first settler in ...more

City:  Lebanon, TN
Phone:  800-789-1327

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Netherland Inn House, Museum & Boatyard
"Defying time that has touched so much with ruin, the stately historic Netherland Inn rises high above the Holston River. From the 1760s travelers came by wagon down the Island Road to the river bank where they built boats and migrated west. Originally built by William King in 1802 and 1808 for the sole purpose of developing a boat yard ...more

City:  Kingsport, TN
Phone:  423-246-1104

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Newbury House at Historic Rugby
"Authentically restored 1880 boarding house in rural National Register Village. Fireplaces and ...more

City:  Rugby, TN
Phone:  888-214-3400

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Nicholas Gibbs Homestead
"Prominent pioneer Nicholas Gibbs homesteaded 450 acres here in the late 1700s, on land granted to him for his service in the Revolutionary War. The hewed log house is one of the oldest  structures in the state still on its original site; it was the boyhood home of three War of 1812 soldiers and remained in the family until 1971. ...more

City:  Corryton, TN

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McGavock Confederate Cemetery
"Nation's largest private Confederate cemetery holds remains of 1481 Confederate soldiers killed in the Civil War Battle of ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-794-0903

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McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
"Thirty permanent exhibit areas depicting the history of McMinn County and Southeast Tennessee. Bi-monthly changing exhibits. One of the South's largest quilt shows in May and June. Annual Japanese Quilt Show in September and October. Call for exact ...more

City:  Athens, TN
Phone:  423-745-0329

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McNairy County Historical Museum
"Historical museum of McNairy County including memorabilia of family life, education, Civil and World Wars, medical, arts, agriculture and ...more

City:  Selmer, TN
Phone:  731-646-0018

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Meigs County Government/Courthouse
"The 1904 Meigs County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open to the ...more

City:  Decatur, TN
Phone:  423-334-5850

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Memphis Main Street Trolley
"Climb aboard a restored vintage trolley car for an unforgettable trip along the mighty Mississippi River and downtown Memphis. The Main Street Line follows the original mule-drawn trolley; the Riverfront Loop travels a breathtaking stretch of the river. Enjoy a nostalgic ride through many downtown attractions, including the Pyramid, Pinch District, Convention Center, Beale Street and the Orpheum ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  (901) 274-6282

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Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum
"Gateway to the history of the Memphis musical heritage and the cultural impact influencing society. Includes seven galleries of artifacts, video, pictures, words and music. Learn about music legends like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Sam Phillips, Dewey Phillips, the DJ who first spun an Elvis record on his Red, Hot and Blue Show, Isaac Hayes, Sam and Dave ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-205-2533

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Military Memorial Museum
"Come see Crossville's tribute to our military, featuring items from the Civil War era up to the present time-Iraq. Artifacts from Camp Crossville (P.O.W. camp) are also on display. Requests for special times for group tours will be ...more

City:  Crossville, TN
Phone:  931-456-5520

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Missionary Ridge Tunnel
"This slave-built engineering marvel is the site of frequent train tours by the Tennessee Valley Railroad ...more

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Mississippi River Museum
"Eighteen-gallery museum of the natural and cultural history of the lower Mississippi River. Over 5,000 artifacts tell the river's story of early settlement, riverboats and barges, the Civil War on the river and delta music from Blues to Rock and ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  800-507-6507

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Montgomery Bell State Park
"Montgomery Bell State Park is located seven miles east of Dickson in Dickson County. The rolling hills of Dickson County contain a treasure that was considered more precious than gold to the builders of young America. The treasure was iron ore, and it lured men by the hundreds to this area of Middle Tennessee. The site of the first Cumberland ...more

City:  Burns, TN
Phone:  800-250-8613

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Mound Bottom Archaeological Area
"Site of a prehistoric Native American village inhabited around 1,800 years ago. Includes 14 mounds, an open plaza and fortified ...more

City:  Burns, TN
Phone:  615-797-6096

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Mount Olivet Cemetery
"This cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers.  The Confederate Circle Monument marks the remains of individuals of all ranks.  Mount Olivet is also the burial place for seven generals, including Benjamin F. Cheatham and William B. Bate.  There is an annual tour of the cemetery with living history.  Open daily.  Admission is free. ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-255-4193

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Mountain Home, Union Obelisk Monument and National Cemetery
"<p>Mountain Home was built as a retirement home for Union veterans in ...more

City:  Mountain Home, TN
Phone:  (423) 979-3535

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Mousetail Landing State Park
"This 1, 247-acre area is located on the east banks of the Tennessee River in the state's picturesque Western valley. Tradition has it that Mousetail Landing received its name during the Civil War period when one of the area's tanning companies caught fire. The exodus of mice fleeing the burning tannery was so profuse that the area in proximity of ...more

City:  Linden, TN
Phone:  731-847-0841

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Mud Island River Park
"Experience the river on the river. Recreational and educational facility showcasing the Mississippi River with museum. Riverwalk model. Canoe, kayak, bike rentals. Gift shop, restaurants, 5,000-seat amphitheatre. Banquet facilities. Special ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  800-507-6507

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