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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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Emmett Lewis Memorial Heritage Center and Museum
"Historical museum presenting Tiptonville, Reelfoot Lake and Lake County ...more

City:  Tiptonville, TN
Phone:  731-253-9922

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Ethridge Museum
"The old Ethridge Museum is housed in the old bank building dating back to the beginning of Lawrence County and settlement of Ethridge. The old bank building was constructed in about 1919, by E.W. Crews, developer of ...more

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

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Eureka Hotel
"The Eureka Hotel was built as a residence in 1797. The residence was converted into a hotel in the year 1900. The Eureka of today incorporates the amenities expected in the finest modern hotels without distracting from the charm of this historic ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  877-734-6100

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Exchange Place Living History Farm
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City:  Kingsport, TN
Phone:  423-288-6071

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"In Fairfield, the yellow house on the left at five miles from Beech Grove is a silent witness to the Tullahoma Campaign.  It is the oldest remaining structure in the community and is a private residence.  A historical marker indicates the camp location of General William Bate’s Confederate ...more

City:  Tennessee Backroads, TN
Phone:  800-799-6131

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Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens
"Tour shop, eat and laugh at the Victorian mansion where history is fun. The 10,000 square foot mansion, built by Gorilla Pants manufacturer Clay Faulkner in 1896, boasts Biltmore-like systems, a friendly ghost and museum-quality antiques. Guided mansion tours, lunch in the Victorian Tea Room, and shopping for 1890s treasures in the Victorian Gift Shop offered daily for walk-ins. ...more

City:  McMinnville, TN
Phone:  931-668-4444

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Falls Mill
"Historic Falls Mill is a working, water-powered grain mill and museum, built as a textile factory in 1873 on the banks of Factory Creek and later used as a cotton gin and woodworking shop. The water wheel stands in a beautiful green cove and still grinds cornmeal, flour, and grits for sale in the shop. Listed on the National Register ...more

City:  Belvidere, TN
Phone:  931-469-7161

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Fayetteville Historic Downtown
"Visit Fayetteville's historic downtown for shopping, dining, art and beautiful architecture from the late 1800s to early 1900s. During the 2nd week of November the town comes alive with the spirit of a Dickens Christmas during Host of Christmas ...more

City:  Fayetteville, TN
Phone:  888-433-1238

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Febuary Hill Bed & Breakfast
"Featuring an elegant 1832 restored historic home on 4 peaceful acres one block from downtown restaurants and shopping. Private baths, cable TV, A/C, heat & private parking. Delicious home cooked breakfast and snacks included. ...more

City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  423-737-6501

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Ferguson Hall
"Once a children's home, historic Ferguson Hall, with its beautiful grounds, is the site of a long history of drama and intrigue, including the murder of Civil War Gen. Earl Van Dorn, commander of Bragg's cavalry. Ferguson Hall is available for weddings, family reunions and special events. Tours are also available by ...more

City:  Spring Hill, TN
Phone:  931-486-2274

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Fite-Ligon House
"This National Register-listed Victorian dwelling was home to Col. John A. Fite, who raised a company for the Confederate army and served in various Virginia battles.  In 1863, he was wounded and captured at Gettysburg.  His Civil War memoir detailing his early life, war service, and prison experience is well known.  After the war, he returned to his law practice ...more

City:  Carthage, TN
Phone:  615-735-2093

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"Historic Civil War Battlefield. Located on private property. One of the last Civil War Battlefields in Tennessee.-SEE The Big Red Store Museum ...more

City:  Five Points, TN
Phone:  931-762-6282

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Fort Nashborough
"On January 1, 1780, Nashville was founded when James Robertson led his group of pioneers across the frozen Cumberland River to a place called the Cedar Bluffs. It was here that these men built a fort called Nashborough, which would be shelter for the first families until Indian attacks ended in ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-862-8400

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Franklin on Foot
"Franklin on Foot is a tour company located in Historic Franklin, Tenn., that offers both daily walking and bike tours. Our daily Classic Franklin guided walking tour is the perfect way to peek behind the town’s charming exterior at the people and events that have shaped it. The tour is offered Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 2 ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  615 400-3808

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Freed-Hardeman University
"Between 1869 and 1908, this school produced teachers, preachers, businessmen, and others during the Reconstruction Era. In 1907, the name was changed to the West Tennessee Christian College with A.G. Freed as president and N. B. Hardeman as vice president, and the university was renamed in their honor in 1919. FHU has been formally affiliated with the Churches of Christ ...more

City:  Henderson, TN
Phone:  731-989-6000

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Discovery Museum of West Tennessee
"This museum is a great resource for those interested in the Civil War sites in Jackson and West Tennessee. Plans are underway for a exhibit showcasing the great talent of West Tennessee musicians. The facility is available for rental and provides an attractive venue for ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  (731) 410-8621

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Doak House Museum
"Original home of Samuel Witherspoon Doak. Museum depicts the role the Doak family played in the religion and education of the people of the Southwest ...more

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

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Doe Creek School and Cemetery
"This cemetery is located on Doe Creek Road several miles south of Scotts Hill. It originated as a Kennedy family cemetery created just after the Civil War but later became a community church cemetery. The adjacent log church, later used as a school, is in ruins. The cemetery is very interesting. The core of the cemetery retains a nineteenth century ...more

City:  Sardis, TN
Phone:  (731) 549-3175

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Doe River Covered Bridge
"White clapboard bridge was built in 1882 and spans 34 ft. across Doe River. Park and picnic ...more

City:  Elizabethton, TN
Phone:  423-547-3850

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Dolly Parton Statue
"This tribute to hometown superstar, Dolly Parton is located on the Sevier County Courthouse ...more

City:  Sevierville, TN

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Downtown Development Office
"Historic building now housing Downtown Development office and displaying local artists' work as well as historic ...more

City:  Dyersburg, TN
Phone:  731-287-9933

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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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Downtown Kingsport Association
"Located in the historic Gem Theatre, the Downtown Kingsport Association is a merchant's association dedicated to preserving the downtown area. Historic preservation, beautification and economic development are areas of ...more

City:  Kingsport, TN
Phone:  (423) 246-6550

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Downtown Martin
"As you enjoy the businesses in bustling downtown Martin, you'll probably hear the train whistle, part of Martin's rich railroad history. You'll find everything form fine dining at Olivia's Opera House to specialty java at The Looking Glass Coffee & Curiosities. IN the spring and fall, the district comes alive with outdoor music at The Gap and Cadillac's. During summer ...more

City:  Martin, TN
Phone:  (731) 364-3787

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Ducktown Basin Museum
"The museum is located on the Burra Burra Mine site and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Burra Burra Mine site is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site. The site consists of 10 buildings on 17 acres and was the headquarters for Tennessee Copper Company's mine operations from 1899 to 1975. The museum's mission is ...more

City:  Ducktown, TN
Phone:  423-496-5778

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Dunlap Coke Ovens Park and Historic Site
"A 32-acre park for hiking and 5,000 square-foot museum of coal mining history and coke ovens operation of 100 years ago. Many artifacts. Bluegrass festival the first Friday and Saturday in ...more

City:  Dunlap, TN
Phone:  423-949-3483

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Dyer County Courthouse
"Built in 1911. Registered National Landmark. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown ...more

City:  Dyersburg, TN
Phone:  731-286-7800

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Dyer County Museum
"Exhibits include the Timmerman Dollhouse Collection as well as Civil War and other military artifacts, local photos and ...more

City:  Dyersburg, TN
Phone:  731-286-3611

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Date: Jan 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
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Victorian Christmas
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