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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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Battle of Fort Sanders

City:  Corryton, TN
Phone:  865-687-2978

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Battle of Franklin Trust
"The Battle of Franklin Trust is dedicated to a better understanding of the five bloodiest hours of the American Civil War. Two historic landmarks witnessed the carnage first hand: The Carter House and Carnton ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  (615) 791-1861

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Battle of Hartsville Civil War Driving Tour & Memorial Park
"Across courthouse, signs direct you to trail that overlooks battlefield. Graves of Civil War soldiers and monument with all names ...more

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

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Beck Cultural Exchange Center
"Learning museum of African-American history and culture that researches, collects, conserves and exhibits achievements of ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-524-8461

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Belle Meade Plantation
"Once one of the largest private estates in Nashville encompassing 5,400 acres and home to five generations of the Harding-Jackson family, Belle Meade Plantation today is a 30-acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville. Before the Civil War, Belle Meade flourished; today bullets from the Battle of Nashville scar the house, used as Confederate Gen. Chalmers' headquarters. Known as "Queen ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-356-0501

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Belmont Mansion
"The largest house museum in Tennessee. One of the few 19th-century homes in which the story revolves around a woman. The 1853 home of Joseph and Adelicia Acklen, it served as headquarters for Union General David Stanley and General Thomas J. Wood. After her husband died, the remarkable Adelicia, one of the richest women in America and a shrewd business ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-460-5459

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Bemis Mill Village Museum
"Opening 2008, the Bemis Mill Village Museum, located in the historic and rehabilitated Bemis Theater/Auditorium, contains exhibits and memorabilia portraying the story of Bemis, a mill town forged out of the cotton fields in 1900 by Judson Moss ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-424-0739

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Bills-McNeal Historic District
"Some of Bolivar's oldest and most historically significant homes are found in this district. Structures include the McNeal house and the ...more

City:  Bolivar, TN
Phone:  731-658-6554

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Blackberry Farm and Farmhouse Spa
"On a 4,200-acre estate in the foothills of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is one of the South's most celebrated country inns. Those in the know commend its exquisite location, first-rate service and delicious food. (The inn produces its own cheese, eggs, honey, vegetables and fruit for its guests.) The property's two ponds and stream beckon anglers who travel here ...more

City:  Walland, TN
Phone:  800-273-6004

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Bledsoe's Fort Historic Park
"Eighty-acre park. Includes archaeological site, Isaac Bledsoe's fort c. 1780s. Also features restored log cabin and stone Irish ...more

City:  Castalian Springs, TN
Phone:  615-452-5463

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Blockade Runner, Sutlery & Civil War Museum
"The Civil War Museum is dedicated to the common soldier North or South during the June 1863 Tullahoma ...more

City:  Wartrace, TN
Phone:  931-389-6294

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Blount Mansion
"By 1925, the area around the Blount Mansion had been allowed to seriously deteriorate. Slums existed in the waterfront area. Blount Mansion was in seriously run-down condition. Across the street from the Mansion site, the Andrew Johnson Hotel was under construction as part of a downtown revitalization. Efforts were underway to purchase the Blount Mansion property, and raze the only ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-525-2375

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Bolivar Historic Court Square
"Bolivar's first established historic district includes the Little Courthouse Museum, the Hardeman County Courthouse, as well as a Confederate ...more

City:  Bolivar, TN
Phone:  731-658-6554

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Bolivar Historic District
"Bolivar's original electric and water department built in the early 1900s later became the Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce in the ...more

City:  Bolivar, TN
Phone:  731-658-6554

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Bolivar Historic District Walking Tour
"Blessed with classic architectural styles running the gamut from Greek Revival to Italianate, Bolivar's historic districts hearken back to a day when nearly fanatical attention to detail could be seen from initial design to the detailed decorative carvings throughout the buildings. The famed Philadelphia-based architect Fletcher Sloan has left his mark of genius through a number of post-bellum homes that ...more

City:  Bolivar, TN
Phone:  (731) 658-6554

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Battle of Fort Sanders

City:  Corryton, TN
Phone:  865-687-2978

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Battle of Hartsville Civil War Driving Tour & Memorial Park
"Across courthouse, signs direct you to trail that overlooks battlefield. Graves of Civil War soldiers and monument with all names ...more

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

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Battle of Hartsville Memorial Park
"17-stop self guided driving tour and Battle of Hartsville Memorial ...more

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

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Battle of Nashville Monument
"<p>The 1926 statue by Giuseppe Moretti has recently been restored and rededicated on a small tract of the battlefield where the clash of Dec. 15-16, 1864, took place. Nearby, Confederate forces under General Hood reached their furthest advance in their failed attempt to retake Nashville.  Somewhat unusual in that it was designed to memorialize both Union and Confederate soldiers, this ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-532-1550

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Battle of Parkers Crossroads Self-Guided Driving Tour
"The Battle of Parkers Crossroads was fought Dec. 31, 1862. The Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Park offers a self-guided driving tour, two miles of paved walking trails with interpretative signs and battlefield ...more

City:  Parker's Crossroads, TN
Phone:  (731) 968-1220

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Beck Cultural Exchange Center
"Learning museum of African-American history and culture that researches, collects, conserves and exhibits achievements of ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-524-8461

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Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery & Park
"Home of Hoover's Gap Civil War Battlefield. Site brochures and interpretive signs of one of the South's earliest Confederate ...more

City:  Beech Grove, TN
Phone:  931-571-7311

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Beech River Cultural Center & Museum
"Chronicles the history of Henderson County. Displays pertain to geology, native inhabitants, early settlers and wars. Reconstructed log cabin ...more

City:  Lexington, TN
Phone:  731-967-0306

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Beechcraft Heritage Museum
"The Staggerwing Museum commemorates Walter Beech's Model 17 "Staggerwing" as a milestone of 1930's aviation development. Various Beech aircraft are on display to include Travel Airs, Beech 18s, and Bonanza. The museum currently houses 17 ...more

City:  Tullahoma, TN
Phone:  931-455-1974

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Belle Meade Plantation
"Once one of the largest private estates in Nashville encompassing 5,400 acres and home to five generations of the Harding-Jackson family, Belle Meade Plantation today is a 30-acre historic site 6 miles west of Nashville. Before the Civil War, Belle Meade flourished; today bullets from the Battle of Nashville scar the house, used as Confederate Gen. Chalmers' headquarters. Known as "Queen ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-356-0501

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Belmont Mansion
"The largest house museum in Tennessee. One of the few 19th-century homes in which the story revolves around a woman. The 1853 home of Joseph and Adelicia Acklen, it served as headquarters for Union General David Stanley and General Thomas J. Wood. After her husband died, the remarkable Adelicia, one of the richest women in America and a shrewd business ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-460-5459

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Bemis Mill Village Museum
"Opening 2008, the Bemis Mill Village Museum, located in the historic and rehabilitated Bemis Theater/Auditorium, contains exhibits and memorabilia portraying the story of Bemis, a mill town forged out of the cotton fields in 1900 by Judson Moss ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-424-0739

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Bills-McNeal Historic District
"Some of Bolivar's oldest and most historically significant homes are found in this district. Structures include the McNeal house and the ...more

City:  Bolivar, TN
Phone:  731-658-6554

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Bledsoe's Fort Historic Park
"Eighty-acre park. Includes archaeological site, Isaac Bledsoe's fort c. 1780s. Also features restored log cabin and stone Irish ...more

City:  Castalian Springs, TN
Phone:  615-452-5463

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Blockade Runner, Sutlery & Civil War Museum
"The Civil War Museum is dedicated to the common soldier North or South during the June 1863 Tullahoma ...more

City:  Wartrace, TN
Phone:  931-389-6294

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Collierville Greenbelt System
"The Greenbelt system is designed for the construction of over 60 miles of trails and sidewalks connecting parks, schools, neighborhoods, and commercial districts. The town currently manages over 4-1/2 miles of trails within the corporate ...more

City:  Collierville, TN
Phone:  901-457-2770

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Collierville Historic Town Square
"Collierville's historic town square (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) is a wonderful area for shopping, dining & sightseeing. Boutiques, museums and restaurants welcome visitors year-round. A delightful mix of bricks and mortar that is home to many charming antique and specialty shops. Pedestrian friendly streets, lazy park benches and quality shopping. A Main Street City that has ...more

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

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Court Avenue Pedestrian Bridge
"The Court Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, which crosses Court Avenue near its intersection with Riverside Drive, connects the University of Memphis’ new law school with Confederate Park. The lighting design – created and installed by California-based Electroland – uses an interactive, motion-sensitive computer program to project an infinite sequence of pattern and color. Located near the riverfront, the Court Avenue ...more

City:  Memphis, TN

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Cradle of Country Music Walking Tour
"Country music is right at home in downtown Knoxville. Take a stroll through country music history from pioneer ballads to ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-215-8824

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Cross Plains Historic Main Street
"Shop for gifts, crafts, antiques and Victorian garden art in a town with 225 years of history. Since 1779, "people have been coming and going across the plains." Call visitor bureau for free self-guided tours and event ...more

City:  Cross Plains, TN
Phone:  615-654-2256

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Cumberland Furnace Historic District
"Visit more than 23 historic buildings in the first iron ore village of middle Tennessee, where cannon balls for the War of 1812 were ...more

City:  Cumberland Furnace, TN
Phone:  877-718-4967

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Cypress Grove Nature Park
"A natural hardwood bottomland. The park contains over 6,000 feet of elevated boardwalk, raptor center and ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-425-8316

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Dandridge Historic District
"The state’s second-oldest town is charming and well preserved, with a downtown National Historic District that has b o u t i q u e s, antique shops and restaurants. Stop by the 1820 coach house--the Visitor Center--for your go-to first Dandridge stop. Pick up a brochure for a self-guided walking tour, featuring 21 walkable sites downtown as well as 17 driving ...more

City:  Dandridge, TN
Phone:  865-397-7420

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Daniel Boone Arboretum Certified
"The arboretum is located along a portion of the Daniel Boone Greenway, a walking/biking trail in Harrogate. Along the greenway, one can find over 60 different species of native trees labeled and learn about their habitat and uses. The arboretum is a project of the Harrogate Tree Board in cooperation with Lincoln Memorial University, and moved from Level 1 to ...more

City:  Harrogate, TN
Phone:  423-526-2992

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Deerwood Arboretum and Natural Area
"Originally used by the City of Brentwood as a wastewater treatment plant, the Deerwood Arboretum is located on a 27-acre site that borders the Little Harpeth River. There are over 60 tree species located along paved and unpaved walking trails. A pamphlet is available on site for arboretum users wanting to take a self-guided tour. For more information contact the ...more

City:  Brentwood, TN
Phone:  615-371-2208

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Dickson Community Nature Trail
"A walk in the woods best describes this nature trail and arboretum. This arboretum exists through the efforts of a local girl scout troop that planted trees, defined the trail, labeled trees, built and installed blue bird boxes, and planted wildflowers, and arranged for several small bridges to be built. For more information contact ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-446-2226

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Dogwood Arts Festival
"This festival is held every April in Knoxville. The "dogwood trails" are driving tours through the beautiful spring countryside. They also feature performing arts, visual arts, crafts, photography, music and children's activities, an outdoor sculpture exhibition, and a "chalk walk," with many events centered around downtown's historic Market ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-637-4561

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Downtown Dickson
"Visit the new city park, eight antique malls and historic buildings. Over 50 retail stores surround the railroad built by Civil War ...more

City:  Dickson, TN
Phone:  877-718-4967

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Downtown Greeneville Historic District
"Bricked sidewalks lined with historic homes. Features the 4 corners of Andrew Johnson, tailor shop and museum, early home, statue and birthplace ...more

City:  Greeneville, TN
Phone:  423-638-4111

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Downtown Historic Hartsville
"1905 courthouse, gazebo, old stores, monument to all veterans. Welcoming buildings invite you to visit and sit a spell. Living history museum showing how the tobacco farmers lived in the 1930s. Complete farm ...more

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

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Date: Aug 30, 2014
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Location: Goodlettsville, TN

Date: Aug 30, 2014
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Location: Portland, TN

Date: May 23, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
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Location: Lookout Mountain, TN

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