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.
The Athenaeum Rectory
Columbia's Athenaeum flourished from 1852 to 1904 as a school which taught girls everything a well-educated young man would have learned at the time, including physics and calculus. The Rectory is the last remaining building of the famed, well-respected Columbia Athenaeum. ...more
The Barn at Blackberry Farm
Designed in the same country-meets-luxury style that Blackberry Farm exhibits in its rooms, the visually stunning Barn allows guests to sample regionally inspired dishes on a nightly basis. Chef Adam Cooke uses the freshest ingredients from Blackberry Farm's on-site heirloom garden and its housemade cheese, eggs and honey, and incorporates these ingredients into his unique Smoky Mountain Foothills Cuisine. ...more
The Barn Event Center of the Smokies
The Barn Event Center is a unique venue located just miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cades Cove. The Barn is a traditional post and beam, mortise and tenon building and is the largest cantilever-style barn on record. ...more
The Carter House
This Registered Historic Landmark is now open to the public and serves as a memorial to the Carter family as well as the countless heroes in the Battle of Franklin. The modest brick home was the Federal Command Post while the family took refuge in the basement. ...more
The Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture. The Dixon features a permanent collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain. ...more
The Earnest Farms Historic District
See four historic farms that make up Earnest Farms Historic District--Elmwood Farm, Broyles Farm, Crum Farm and Jim Earnest Farm--near Chuckey community in Greene County. The farms were initially developed by pioneer Henry Earnest (1732–1809) and his descendants in the late 18th and 19th centuries. ...more
The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson
The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, is one of the largest, most visited presidential homes in the United States. Fiery and daring, Andrew Jackson was Tennessee’s first homegrown president, born to Irish immigrants. ...more