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.
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
Historic Falls Mill is a working, water-powered grain mill and museum, built as a textile factory in 1873 on the banks of Factory Creek and later used as a cotton gin and woodworking shop. The water wheel stands in a beautiful green cove and still grinds cornmeal, flour, and grits for sale in the shop. ...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
Febuary Hill Bed & Breakfast
Featuring an elegant 1832 restored historic home on 4 peaceful acres one block from downtown restaurants and shopping. Private baths, cable TV, A/C, heat & private parking. ...more
Once a children's home, historic Ferguson Hall, with its beautiful grounds, is the site of a long history of drama and intrigue, including the murder of Civil War Gen. Earl Van Dorn, commander of Bragg's cavalry. ...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
Between 1869 and 1908, this school produced teachers, preachers, businessmen, and others during the Reconstruction Era. In 1907, the name was changed to the West Tennessee Christian College with A. ...more