With names like "Rattle and Snap," "Green Frog Village" and "Crescent Bend," you are immediately drawn into legends that lie within Tennessee's carefully preserved homes, villages, farms and surrounds.
Look into a graceful, early rural life at 1797 Ramsey House Plantation, with acreage, exhibits and an heirloom garden. Once considered "the most costly and most admired house in Tennessee," it is among the few surviving houses designed by Tennessee's first formally trained architect, Thomas Hope. Learn about the Overton legacy at 200-year-old Traveller's Rest Plantation and Museum at Traveller's Rest. Take in a reenactment as you tour the grounds, the home and the schoolhouse.
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 replica. ...more
Major Eldad Cicero Camp built this home in 1885 using stone from his quarry near Lake City and carried here on the backs of mules and donkeys. The hand-carved mantles and trim were selected at the Paris World's Fair, and 22 different types of marble adorn the mansion. ...more
(Private Residence) Built by James and Tennessee Virginia Wood Ham (her real name) just before the Civil War, the costly construction ruined the Hams financially, earning the elegant home the name Ham’s Folly. James Ham died in 1866, deeply in debt, and the house deteriorated considerably during the war. ...more
Visit this fully restored late-Victorian house on the National Register of Historic Places for a glimpse of the architecture and lifestyle of this era. See antique furnishings including a fainting couch, working footpump organ, working Edison phonograph, wood-burning heat stove and (electrified) wood-burning cook stove and others. ...more
This National Register-listed antebellum carriage factory, now being used for apartments, served as barracks for occupying Federal forces during the Reconstruction era. The army leased the building in 1867 and turned it into apartments, a commissary, a store house, and an ordinance department. ...more
Hartman Beverage & Mountain Dew
Now home to Pro-Med Emergency Medical Service, this building was the one-time headquarters of Hartman Beverage the inventors of Mountain Dew. Bill Brickworth gave Mountain Dew its familiar citrus lemonade taste. ...more