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.
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. ...more
City: Tennessee Backroads, TN
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. ...more
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 Past. ...more
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 1792. ...more
Davy Crockett--hunter, storyteller, and politician--stands out among the notable personalities of Gibson County. Although many Tennessee counties claim Crockett as a citizen, he was living in Gibson County when he announced his candidacy for his term in the U. ...more