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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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Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House)
"Also called Bleak House, the Tuscan style antebellum mansion was built by slaves between 1854 - 1858 for its newlywed owners, Robert and Louisa Franklin Armstrong. Occupied by Confederate Generals James Longstreet and Lafayette McLaws during 1863 siege of Knoxville. Two cannon balls are still embedded in the walls. Furnished with period antiques. Museum of CSA ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (865) 522-2371

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Cookeville History Museum
"The Cookeville History Museum is a great place to see pieces of area history. The museum features a permanent exhibit space and a front room that houses rotating ...more

City:  Cookeville, TN
Phone:  931-520-5455

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Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
"The site includes a representation of Cordell Hull’s log cabin birthplace and gardens. The Cordell Hull Museum and Archives has a collection of more than 1,500 books, hundreds of original documents and objects, and Hull’s Nobel Peace ...more

City:  Byrdstown, TN
Phone:  (931) 864-3247

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Cornstalk Heights Historic District
"More than 100 homes and structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can tour several of these buildings year round including Harriman's Carnegie Library celebrating 100 years in 2009 and the Temperance Building, home of the Harriman Heritage Museum. Many of the homes and structures can be toured during the Historic Harriman Christmas Tour held on ...more

City:  Harriman, TN
Phone:  800-FUNINTN

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Cotton Museum of the South
"Features a 1915 cotton gin. Located in a rural antique village with dining, shops, country church, arboretum, log buildings and a one-room ...more

City:  Bells, TN
Phone:  731-663-3319

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Cowan Railroad Museum
"Cowan Railroad Museum features photos, relics and memorabilia from the age of steam and steel located in a 1904 train depot listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The depot itself features a model railroad layout and a Smithsonian photo exhibition of area industry. The museum grounds feature a rare Porter-type steam locomotive, a diesel-electric switch locomotive, ...more

City:  Cowan, TN
Phone:  (931) 967-3078

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Crockett Tavern Museum
"Reconstruction of original 1790s John Crockett Tavern, on site of boyhood home of Davy Crockett. Association for the Preservation of TN Antiquities site (APTA). Period furnishings and textiles. Loom room, Conestoga wagon, gift shop and ...more

City:  Morristown, TN
Phone:  423-587-9900

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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 Homesteads
"This historic district was born in the New Deal under President Franklin D. Roosevelt as one of his Subsistence Communities during the Great Depression. Today, most of the surviving 218 homes have been extensively remodeled, while the area has continued to grow with new neighborhoods and businesses. When constructed, a Homestead house and farm of 20-25 acres was valued at about ...more

City:  Crossville, TN
Phone:  (931) 456-9663

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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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David Crockett Cabin & Museum
"A replica of Crockett's office, open to the public ...more

City:  Lawrenceburg, TN
Phone:  931-762-4231

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Davies Manor Plantation
"The Davies Manor Association, Inc., first incorporated in 1977, administers and interprets historic Davies Manor Plantation. This historic property, located in Bartlett, includes the purportedly oldest log home in Shelby County, thirty-two acres of plantation land, and numerous outbuildings. These outbuildings range from a tenant cabin to a commissary to a gristmill to an outhouse. Additionally, the ...more

City:  Bartlett, TN
Phone:  901-386-0715

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
"Davy Crockett's Birthplace State Park was established in 1973 and has been preserved as a historic site on land acquired from the Davy Crockett Birthplace Association. The park consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County. The stone monument to Crockett, erected in late 1960s, features samples of official state stone of ...more

City:  Limestone, TN
Phone:  (423) 257-2167

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Davy Crockett Cabin - Museum
"The cabin is restored from timbers from David Crockett's last home, and contains furniture, tools and more from the early 1800s, along with his mother's grave. Also, see books on the Crockett family, local history, pictures and copies of letters. Colonel Davy Crockett lived here from 1822 until the fall of 1835--his home when he hunted and killed 105 bears and ...more

City:  Rutherford, TN
Phone:  731-665-7253

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Debow House
"East of Hartsvile, on a prominent hill overlooking Highway 25, sits this National Register-listed Victorian home.  Local leaders met here in 1870 and set the boundaries for the new county of Trousdale, one of the state’s Reconstruction-era counties.  The house is not open to the ...more

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

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Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House)
"Also called Bleak House, the Tuscan style antebellum mansion was built by slaves between 1854 - 1858 for its newlywed owners, Robert and Louisa Franklin Armstrong. Occupied by Confederate Generals James Longstreet and Lafayette McLaws during 1863 siege of Knoxville. Two cannon balls are still embedded in the walls. Furnished with period antiques. Museum of CSA ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (865) 522-2371

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Confederate Memorial Park
"Huge Confederate Flag flies on a 75 ft. pole and Confederate memorial bricks honor Civil War soldiers who fought for the South from the ...more

City:  Monterey, TN
Phone:  931-303-5156

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Confederate Memorial Park at Winstead Hill
"A Confederate memorial park with monuments, historical markers, cannon, an overlook and 3-D map of the Franklin battlefield located on Winstead ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615-498-2560

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Cookeville Depot Museum
"Originally built in 1909, the Cookeville Depot Museum is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is the heart of Cookeville's historic Westside District. The museum houses many Tennessee Central Railway artifacts, as well as an HO scale replica of what Cookeville’s Westside looked like in the summer of 1955. On the other side of the diorama is ...more

City:  Cookeville, TN
Phone:  931-528-8570

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Cookeville History Museum
"The Cookeville History Museum is a great place to see pieces of area history. The museum features a permanent exhibit space and a front room that houses rotating ...more

City:  Cookeville, TN
Phone:  931-520-5455

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Cornstalk Heights Historic District
"More than 100 homes and structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can tour several of these buildings year round including Harriman's Carnegie Library celebrating 100 years in 2009 and the Temperance Building, home of the Harriman Heritage Museum. Many of the homes and structures can be toured during the Historic Harriman Christmas Tour held on ...more

City:  Harriman, TN
Phone:  800-FUNINTN

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Cotton Museum and Cotton Exchange
"Discover a plant that changed the world, built Memphis and influenced the very fiber of the city. When you visit here, you are treading on the legendary floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange. Following a thorough restoration, this former members-only establishment now shares the story of cotton's impact on the region and global economy. You can also take a self-guided tour ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-531-7826

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Cotton Museum of the South
"Features a 1915 cotton gin. Located in a rural antique village with dining, shops, country church, arboretum, log buildings and a one-room ...more

City:  Alamo, TN
Phone:  731-663-3319

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Cotton Museum of the South
"Features a 1915 cotton gin. Located in a rural antique village with dining, shops, country church, arboretum, log buildings and a one-room ...more

City:  Bells, TN
Phone:  731-663-3319

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Courthouse Burning in Livingston
"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 in the courthouse, awaiting use in trails. By destroying the courthouse and the evidence against them these residents were ...more

City:  Livingston, TN

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Cowan Railroad Museum
"Cowan Railroad Museum features photos, relics and memorabilia from the age of steam and steel located in a 1904 train depot listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The depot itself features a model railroad layout and a Smithsonian photo exhibition of area industry. The museum grounds feature a rare Porter-type steam locomotive, a diesel-electric switch locomotive, ...more

City:  Cowan, TN
Phone:  (931) 967-3078

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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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Craigmiles House
"In 1866, business leader P. M. Craigmiles announced the beginning of post-Civil War recovery in Cleveland with the construction of this impressive Italianate-styled brick home.  The Local History Collection of the Cleveland Public Library contains significant records about the Civil War and Reconstruction years in Bradley ...more

City:  Cleveland, TN
Phone:  (423) 479-8367

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Crockett Tavern Museum
"Reconstruction of original 1790s John Crockett Tavern, on site of boyhood home of Davy Crockett. Association for the Preservation of TN Antiquities site (APTA). Period furnishings and textiles. Loom room, Conestoga wagon, gift shop and ...more

City:  Morristown, TN
Phone:  423-587-9900

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Cronanville Confederate Cemetery
"Confederate soldier cemetery located near the Island #10 ...more

City:  Tiptonville, TN
Phone:  731-253-8144

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Sea Isle Park and School
"Thirty-Eight different species are identified in this arboretum. Located next to the school in Sea Isle Park, this site is used extensively by classes from Sea Isle School. Visitors can also experience a variety of open space, recreational facilities and woodland settings. For more information call ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-682-9551

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Segway Experience of Memphis
"The 2-hour Segway Experience of Memphis tour begins with a safety video and Segway PT product orientation. It departs from the hotel, which is located in the heart of the ‘Blues City’ and glides down the area’s lovely tree-lined streets continuing through the eclectic Beale Street entertainment district. Along the way, riders will see spectacular views of the mighty Mississippi ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  (901) 529-4108

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Shiloh National Military Park
"Established in 1894 to preserve the scene of the first major battle in the Western theater of the Civil War, Shiloh is considered one of the best preserved battlefields in the Nation. Besides preserving the site of the bloody April 1862 battle in Tennessee, the park commemorates the subsequent siege, battle, and occupation of the key railroad junction at nearby ...more

City:  Shiloh, TN
Phone:  731-689-5696

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South-Doyle Middle School Nature Trail
"The purpose of the nature trail at this Knox County School is to provide an additional resource for outdoor education. The trail begins at the rear of the school near the Technology Lab and extends through the wooded portion of their campus. The students researched the plants and animals that are located around their school and created titles that visitors ...more

City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-579-2110

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Springfield Historic Downtown
"Beautifully restored Main Street and Public Square featuring 125-year-old courthouse, museum, archives, shops, cafes and a beautiful ...more

City:  Springfield, TN
Phone:  888-511-1109

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Sycamore Springs Farm
"Cut & choose Christmas trees, Gingerbread Trail, Tennessee Trail, hay rides, pumpkin patch, fall family fun, field trips, Treehouse giftshop, catering, parties, ...more

City:  Jamestown, TN
Phone:  (931) 879-5526

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The Bonny Oaks Arboretum
"Located on Adamson Circle off Bonny Oaks Dr. in Chattanooga, this arboretum sits on eight acres and includes over 55 different species of trees, shrubs and ground covers. This site also includes the Dent House (listed on the National Historic Register) and the Chattanooga Church. For more information call ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-842-8177

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The Carlisle S. Page Arboretum
"This arboretum is located within Historic Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis and contains over 60 different species of trees. The arboretum is named after a long-time supporter of the Cemetery who personally planted hundreds of trees in the arboretum. Handouts are available to visitors about the trees in Elmwood, and there are opportunities for special programs regarding the trees. For more ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-774-3212

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The Gerald D. Coorts Memorial Arboretum
"Situated on the campus of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, this arboretum contains 60 different species of trees. For more information contact ...more

City:  Cooksville, TN
Phone:  931-372-3288

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The Hillsboro West End Arboretum
"This Nashville arboretum is located over the three properties of Fannie Mae Dees Park, Eakin Elementary and Harris Hillman School. Thirty trees are labeled for educational purposes. For more information call ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-292-4519

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The Interstate Packaging Arboretum
"Located in White Bluff on the property of the Interstate Packaging Company, this site includes a 25,000 sq. ft. lake and over 60 different species of shrubs and trees. For further information contact Interstate Packaging at ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-797-9000

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The Louise Pearson Memorial Arboretum
"The arboretum, a project of the Bells Garden Club, is located on the five-acre Green Frog Development Area in Crockett County. The goal of the arboretum and the surrounding village is to reflect the natural informal beauty of the old-time rural South. Currently over 70 different tree species are labeled. This site moved from Level 1 to Level 2 in ...more

City:  Bells, TN
Phone:  731-345-3113

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The Sevier County High School Nature Trail
"This arboretum is located on the nature trail within the school campus in Sevierville. This 1.2-mile long trail transverses the campus and includes a meadow and a garden. Visitors are welcome but are encouraged to sign in prior to viewing the grounds. For more information contact the school at ...more

City:  Sevierville, TN
Phone:  865-453-1076

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The Stones River Greenway Arboretum
"The Murfreesboro Arboretum is located along the scenic Stones River Greenway system. It is composed of tree species that are native to the area, and many of the examples in the arboretum are original to the site. The greenway and adjoining arboretum are accessible to the public through several easily identifiable locations throughout the city. For more information contact the ...more

City:  Murfreesboro, TN
Phone:  (615) 895-8059

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Trees by Touliatos Arboretum
"In order to better educate the public, the arboretum was created to provide an opportunity for people to see mature specimens when they are making a decision about tree selection and placement. Over 60 species of trees and numerous cultivars grow on the 5-acre site in Memphis. Arboretum visitors are provided with a map showing the location of each tree. ...more

City:  Memphis, TN
Phone:  901-346-8065

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