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.
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
Green McAdoo Cultural Center
On August 27, 1956, twelve young people in Clinton, Tennessee walked into history and changed the world. They were the first students to desegregate a state-supported high school in the South. ...more
Andrew Jackson hired an English gardener, William Frost, in 1819 at the recommendation of a friend to plan and lay out the garden at The Hermitage. The garden covers more than an acre and contains many of the flowers available in the 1800s. ...more
Historic Downtown Rockwood
In the quaint historic downtown area of Rockwood visitors will find antique & specialty shops, an ole-timey soda fountain, Glitterville Studios, country cooking & fine dining, and foot-stompin' fun at a bluegrass music show, all within a city block. Rockwood is home to the Annual Christmas Home Tour complete with civil war re-enactments the 1st weekend in December and is home to local AM Radio WYHM 580. ...more
Historic Town of Cumberland Gap
The Historic Town of Cumberland Gap is nestled at the foot of Cumberland Mountains inside Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Breathtaking beauty and charming "Mayberry" atmosphere will greet you as you come into town. ...more