Historic Buildings & Sites
On the ancient grounds of Chucalissa, one can imagine the Native American settlement that once called Tennessee home. Climb the front steps of the Hermitage and be transported to the days of Andrew Jackson. Feel the magnitude of the Manhattan Project: Visit Oak Ridge and the Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Tennessee boasts a long and colorful history--one best told in the numerous historic sites and buildings spread across the state. Visit Sun Records; stand within the same walls that heard the first recordings of Elvis and Johnny Cash. Grab a bite to eat at Hoskins Drug Store and be sure to treat yourself to a refreshment from the old-fashioned 1940s soda fountain. Take a day to explore Tennessee's first school, founded by Sam Houston, or school yourself in the history of the Scopes Trial with a visit to the Rhea County Courthouse.
Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail
One of the nation's most historic routes, the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail was blazed by the legendary frontiersman in 1775 from Long Island of the Holston at what is now Kingsport, TN, through the Cumberland Gap of Virginia and into Kentucky. It would become the route for hundreds of thousands of settlers of the western frontier. ...more
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. ...more
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. ...more
Visit historic downtown Fayetteville and enjoy art galleries, paint your own pottery, antique malls and unique dining. On November 12, 13, 14, join them for their 12th Annual Host of Christmas Past with carriage rides, music, home tours, crafts and snow. ...more
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. ...more
Elliston Place Soda Shop
A Nashville institution, a soda shop and meat-and-three lunchroom, Elliston Place serves a full Southern repertoire from country ham and biscuits to fried chicken and delightful lemon icebox pie. Wonderful milk shakes, malts, and sundaes. ...more