I have a dream The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes and legacy of the American civil rights movement. Visit the museum's collections, exhibitions and educational programs
Battle above the clouds After dawn, Lookout Mountain's unique shape and location can experience fog descending from the cooler mountaintop to the valley below, stopping about halfway down. And, so it happened November 24, 1863. Learn about the battle fought on the slopes
Inspiration lived here On this front porch in Henning, a young Alex Haley heard stories that inspired his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Visit Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center
A mural in our nation's Capitol depicts American adventurers, searching for a “home.” An outstretched arm of a coonskin-capped leader beckons toward a promising horizon, a glorious vision. Her significant role in America’s history as well as her own story encompasses this land we call Tennessee.
When European settlers arrived, Native Americans occupied Tennessee. Permanent settlement, begun in the 1770s, led the way to the famous Wilderness Road and larger-than-life heroes: Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and Daniel Boone.
Three presidents, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, James K. Polk, called our Volunteer State home, and pioneers in science, technology and the arts catapulted Tennessee from frontier to forefront.
The Union's 16th state has a diverse wealth of historic architecture, landmarks and parks, with forests, fields, mountains and rivers across its 42,146-square-mile stretch. The rest, as they say, is history.