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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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Nolen-McCord House
"When the 1797 log home of William Nolen, Nolensville’s founder, was facing demolition in order to build a new development, Reverend and Mrs. Alfred Bennett stepped in and moved the home to its current location. The Nolen’s original cabin was expanded in the 1800s and covered with white siding, but the log walls are now on display and open ...more

City:  Nolensville, TN

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Oak Ridge Driving Tour
"Discover the WWII secret city while visiting landmarks and attractions that tell the story of Oak Ridge, the Manhattan Project and how 75,000 people kept the making of the Atomic Bomb a secret from the world. CDs and tapes for rent or ...more

City:  Oak Ridge, TN
Phone:  800-887-3429

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Obion County Museum
"History museum featuring furnished log cabin and one-room schoolhouse. Changing displays of local history and general interest, also local ...more

City:  Union City, TN
Phone:  731-885-6774

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Ogilvie Farm Historical Marker
"Settlers William and Mary Harris Ogilvie and their nine children came to this area via ox wagons from North Carolina in the late 1790s. The site, known as Beech Hill Farm*, is still owned by their descendents, and is one of the state’s oldest farms remaining within the same family throughout its history. The Ogilvie House is private property and ...more

City:  College Grove, TN

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Old Dr.Cox Farm Bed & Breakfast
"During your stay here at the Farm, you can choose to stay in the "Magnolia Room",or you may wish to stay in the "Quilt Room". The collection of antique quilts and other memorabilia will take you back to the days of quilting circles and Grandma's house. Please visit our website at ...more

City:  Lynchburg, TN

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Old Graveyard Memorial Park
"Dedicated in 1969, was a pilot project in urban beautification. Cemetery was used from 1817-1883. The renovation project included the locating and charting of all gravesites, cleaning and mounting gravestones, and landscaping and lighting the grounds. Contains the graves of many early settlers. Open all year. ...more

City:  Pulaski, TN
Phone:  931-424-4044

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Old Gray Cemetery

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-522-1424

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Old Mitchell House-Historic Eureka Inn
"Originally built as a home in 1797, it was enlarged and converted 100 years later into the Eureka Inn. Today, the inn is beautifully restored to its glory days with period furnishings and modern ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  423-913-6100

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Paris Historic Downtown
"Unique shops and cafes surround one of the oldest courthouses in Tennessee with antique stores and walking tours of the historic downtown ...more

City:  Paris, TN
Phone:  731-642-1030

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Paris-Henry County Heritage Center
"Located in the North Poplar Street Historic District, the 1916 Italian Renaissance Revival mansion features exhibits on local history, tours of the historic house, walking tours of two National Register historic districts, and a gift ...more

City:  Paris, TN
Phone:  731-642-1030

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Paul Murray Gallery
"Art gallery located in a 1878 historic ...more

City:  Gatlinburg, TN
Phone:  (865) 436-8445

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Pinecrest
"This home was designed by George Barber, the prolific Victorianera architect who personalized the popular "catalog architecture" model of the day. This design (#213) must have been one of Barber's favorites because this actual house was featured in the catalog with plans and extensive interior and exterior photos. After several owners and a brief stint as an apartment house, the ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN

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Polk Presidential Center
"Excluding the White House, this complex has the only surviving home of James Knox Polk, the 11th president of the U.S. Tour this land- mark to see artifacts from Polk’s life, including furniture, White House china and the earliest known photograph taken inside the White House. A restored 1882 vernacular Gothic Christian church building on site also hosts related Polk ...more

City:  Columbia, TN
Phone:  931-388-2354

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President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library
"First (1841) college building. Includes President's personal books and Tusculum College archives on display. Oldest college in Tennessee. 23rd oldest in ...more

City:  Greeneville, TN
Phone:  800-729-0256

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Museum Center at 5ive Points
"Experience Southern Appalachian regional history dating from Cherokee history up to today in our permanent exhibit, River of Time. Changing exhibits highlight interesting history topics, such as Cherokee history, Civil War, industrial history, as well as regional art. Always something new and different! Unique museum store featuring high-end, hand-crafted items from crafters in the Southern Appalachian region. Beautiful museum in ...more

City:  Cleveland, TN
Phone:  423-339-5745

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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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Nancy Ward Gravesite
"The grave site of the "Beloved Woman of the Cherokee" and of her son, "Five Killer" is located just south of Benton on the Ocoee River. It was in this vicinity that for a period of time operated an inn. (Boat ...more

City:  Benton, TN
Phone:  423-263-0080

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Nancy Ward Museum
"Located in the Polk County Historical and Genealogical facility, the Nancy Ward Room has a video on her life, artifacts and Cherokee research ...more

City:  Benton, TN
Phone:  423-338-1005

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Narrows of the Harpeth
"The Narrows of the Harpeth is the site of one of the oldest man made tunnels in the United States. Canoe rental is available from local outfitters to view this scenic river. Other attractions include fishing, canoeing and breathtaking views along the Bluff Trail overlooking the Harpeth ...more

City:  Burns, TN
Phone:  615-797-6096

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NashTrash Tours
"General public tours: Wednesday - Saturday. Private tours as scheduled, departing from the Farmer's Market. 900 8th Ave. N., ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-226-7300

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Nashville National Cemetery
"There are 12,769 Union army Civil War-era soldiers buried at the National Cemetery. In addition, there are 4,131 unknown soldiers buried in the ...more

City:  Madison, TN
Phone:  615-860-0086

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Nashvilles Trace

City:  Nashville, TN

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Natchez Trace Parkway
"The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway and Byway commemorates the ancient trail used by animals and people that connected portions of the Mississippi River to the salt licks in central Tennessee. It took “Kaintucks” about 30 days to walk along the Trace, carrying goods to sell at the port of New Orleans. Numerous short hiking trails are some of the ...more

City:  Pasquo, TN
Phone:  800-305-7417

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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
"The park was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the intrepid Confederate cavalry leader, who on November 4, 1864, attacked and destroyed the federal supply and munitions depot at (Old) Johnsonville at the mouth of Trace Creek. His operations were concentrated along the river in the vicinity of the park and the town of Eva. In 1929 the park was dedicated ...more

City:  Eva, TN
Phone:  800-714-7305

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Nathanael Greene Museum
"The Nathanael Greene Museum is a Greene County Museum dedicated to preserving our heritage. The museum was begun in 1983 and incorporated in 1986. At present the museum consists of ten galleries and numerous independent exhibits. The Museum is named for the outstanding Revolutionary War general under whom many Greene Countians served, and for whom the town and county are named. Inside ...more

City:  Greeneville, TN
Phone:  423-636-1558

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National Civil Rights Museum
"The National Civil Rights Museum chronicles the Civil Rights Movement from slavery to present-day human rights ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-521-9699

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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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Native Stone Museum & Gift Shop
"The Native Stone Museum, built in 1936, is as unique as it is unusual looking. Constructed of Crab Orchard stone--which is only found in Cumberland County, Tennessee--the museum is open to the public and has a small gift shop. Listed on the National Register of Historic Properties and previously housing Tennessee Highway Patrol Building in downtown Crossville, the gift shop ...more

City:  Crossville, TN
Phone:  931-787-1324

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Ned McWherter Room
"Located in the Weakley County Library. Photos and memorabilia from the remarkable life of this former Tennessee ...more

City:  Dresden, TN
Phone:  731-364-2678

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