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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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Wilkinson, Martin, Sims House
"The Wilkinson, Martin, Sims House, Circa 1830, on the National Register of Historic Places, serves the community for social events, weddings, receptions, family reunions, club meetings, parties, etc. with attractive large rooms that will seat 100 people. It has picnic space under a huge mulberry tree, a gazebo, parking space for over 70 ...more

City:  Pulaski, TN
Phone:  (931) 363-2380

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Wilkinson-Keele House/Nicoll & Nicoll Law Office
"Private Property. Featured on HGTV's "Generation Renovation," this 1888 home is a beautiful example of the Queen Anne style of the Victorian era, and one of only two original houses left in Manchester's downtown area. Its highly ornate exterior stands out, with its elaborate porches and large ...more

City:  Manchester, TN
Phone:  931-723-7885

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Wilson County Museum
"Fite/Fess Enden House, built in the Federal style, now holds artifacts from Wilson County's 200-year history. Free ...more

City:  Lebanon, TN
Phone:  615-444-9127

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Winchester, Dechard and Estell Springs
"At Estell Springs (Allisonia during the war) there is a railroad bridge which was the site of the crossing of some of the Army of Tennessee.  Also located there is a  historical marker for the Camp Harris site, a Confederate training camp named after Tennessee’s wartime governor, Isham G. Harris a Franklin County native. Decherd is the site of the engagement ...more

Phone:  800-799-6131

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Woodburn Plantation
"(Private Residence) This historic property is located on both sides of Hwy 64. The large, 1850 Antebellum home retains the Neo-Classic facade typical of the Greek Revival influence of that period. The family-run farm is still fully ...more

City:  Somerville, TN

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Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
"Exquisitely restored French Victorian mansion built in 1870 on "Millionaires Row" is filled with period antiques and a renowned textile ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-526-1469

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Wynnewood
"Wynnewood is likely the largest 19th century log structure ever built in Tennessee. It was erected in 1828, it served as a stagecoach inn and later as a mineral springs ...more

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

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Yeoman’s in the Fork
"Located in the 1881 Dr. J. W. Allen house, this restored shop is a must for book and history lovers. View a collection of rare books and papers, including documents in the hand of every American ...more

City:  Leiper's Fork, TN
Phone:  (615) 983-6460

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Yett/Ellison House
"A private residence, this brick Federal-style home was built in 1857 by Hamilton Yett, son of German immigrants who settled in the region in the 1780s. After the Civil War, the house sold to Sheriff John Ford Ellison. He housed prisoners in outbuildings that can be seen behind the house. It is No. 9 on Parrottsville’s Heritage ...more

City:  Parrottsville, TN

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The Hermitage Hotel
"The grand Hermitage Hotel is the ideal choice for discerning guests who wish to be delighted. Acting as a sanctuary in the middle of bustling Nashville, the Hermitage Hotel is an ideal mixture of rich history, supreme luxury and service, and cutting-edge technology. The Hermitage Hotel is all about luxury so stop in, stay with us, and get papered in ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  888-888-9414

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The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson
"The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, is one of the largest, most visited presidential homes in the United States. Since opening in 1889, President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage has welcomed over 15 million guests. Located just minutes from downtown Nashville, this charming National Historic Site encourages visitors to step back in time and learn more about the rich life of ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-889-2941

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The Historical Caboose
"Newly acquired, the Caboose is historical and newly renovated sitting on tracks in Ethridge. No longer used today, the caboose was used by the trainmen and to post lookout for the train, meals were served, sleeping, bathroom and ...more

City:  Ethridge, TN
Phone:  931-829-2419

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The Homeplace Living History Farm
"Offering visitors a glimpse into the lives of a 19th-century farm family. Originally part of a Revolutionary War land grant, comprised of 16 original and restored log structures. Living history events are held throughout the year. Located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes, a 170,000-acre peninsula nestled between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Open March - ...more

City:  Golden Pond, TN
Phone:  800-LBL7077

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The John & Landon Carter Mansion
"Built between 1775 and 1780 on land bought from the Cherokee. The oldest frame house in Tennessee reveals a finely detailed interior. For additional ...more

City:  Elizabethton, TN
Phone:  423-543-5808

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The Lenoir City Museum
"The museum is part of a historic complex including the original Lenoir home (ca. 1820) and cotton mill (ca. 1834) and is listed on the National Register of Historic ...more

City:  Lenoir City, TN
Phone:  865-693-3664

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The Little Courthouse
"http://www.thepillars.org/littlecourthouse.htm Built in 1824, as the first log courthouse and jail for Hardeman County. It was fully restored and is maintained by the Hardeman County Chapter A.P.T.A. It was built in 1824. The Little Court House is one of about (3) “logged” court houses in America and now serves as our county museum. Visitors can see artifacts from ...more

City:  Bolivar, TN
Phone:  731-518-7148

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The Pillars
"The Pillars, built circa 1828, is now an Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities property. John Houston Bills bought this impressive home in 1837 and began enlarging and refining the property. According to his diary, while living in Bolivar, the Bills family hosted notable guests such as Andrew Jackson, Congressman Adam Huntsman, Sam Houston, Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk, ...more

City:  Bolivar, TN
Phone:  731-518-7148

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The Ralph J. Passarella Memorial Museum
"Learn about America's frontier days, the diverse culture of the early settlers and about life in the rural South from the early 1800s until ...more

City:  Loretto, TN
Phone:  931-853-4351

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The Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum & Smoky Mountain Spices
"The only Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in the world with over 20,000 shakers and growing. Take home spices and whimsical shakers. Do you remember which ones your grandmother had? See the smallest shaker to the largest Pepper ...more

City:  Gatlinburg, TN
Phone:  888-778-1802

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The Scopes Trial Museum & Rhea County Courthouse
"The restored Romanesque Revival-Italian villa-style courthouse was built in 1891, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The Scopes Trial courtroom is on the second floor and contains the original judge's bench, four tables, railing, jury chairs and spectator seats. Open Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, downtown Dayton. In the spring of 1925, John Thomas Scopes, 24, was a ...more

City:  Dayton, TN
Phone:  (423) 775-7801

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The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
"Partners with organizations and individuals across the state to tell the whole story of America's greatest challenge, ...more

City:  Murfreesboro, TN
Phone:  615-898-2947

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Thomas Martin House (First Farmers and Merchants National Bank)
"Located three blocks south of the public courthouse on Second ...more

City:  Pulaski, TN
Phone:  931-363-3830

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Tipton County Museum, Veterans Memorial & Nature Center
"Located in the largest urban park in Tipton County, the museum is a tribute to military history, environmental education and historical ...more

City:  Covington, TN
Phone:  901-476-0242

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Top Secret Trail
"Top Secret is waiting for you: a trail of secrets hidden among the scenic wilds of the Upper Cumberland Plateau. Immerse yourself in early Knoxville history by touring Blount Mansion, James White Fort and Bleak House, General Longstreet’s 1863 Battle of Knoxville headquarters. You’ll surely find the perfect souvenir at one of the many antique galleries along Kingston Pike and ...more

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Upcoming events

Date: Aug 23, 2014
Clayton & Joney Daley CMT's Swamp Pawn
Location: Jefferson City, TN

Date: Aug 15, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014
Wilson County Fair Fiddlers Grove
Location: Lebanon, TN

Date: Aug 30, 2014
33rd Annual Bowen Campbell Auto Expo
Location: Goodlettsville, TN

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