National Historic Landmarks
From Beale Street to Sgt. Alvin C. York's farm to William Blount Mansion, Tennessee is punctuated with exceptional, meaningful sites. Our landmarks are graphic illustrations of Tennessee's history, designated by the Secretary of the Interior.
Big sounds--such as Elvis, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash--launched careers at a famous Memphis building, Sun Record Company, begun by Sam Phillips. And, Ryman Auditorium, first opened as a tabernacle, was used for Grand Ole Opry broadcasts from 1943 until 1974. Located in Castalian Springs, the largest existing log structure in Tennessee, in Wynnewood State Historic Area, was originally built to serve as a stagecoach inn for travelers.
David Crockett Statue
The only statue of the famous frontiersman, statesman, legislator and hero of the Alamo. He helped organize Lawrence County in 1817 after the Chickasaw Indians ceded it to the U. ...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
Edwin Warner Park
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as The Warner Parks, are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. The Warner Parks are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee and together span 2684 acres of forest and field, 9 miles from downtown Nashville. ...more
Elvis Presley's Graceland
Take an unforgettable journey through the most famous rock ‘n’ roll residence in the world. Explore the personal life of Elvis Presley and learn how his revolutionary style and unique sound changed the face of popular music and culture forever. ...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
Fort Loudoun State Park
Fort Loudoun State Park is the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskegee, birthplace of the genius Sequoyah, commemorated by the Cherokee Nation's Museum. ...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