Address and Phone:
110 Dixontown Road
Elkton, TN 38455
Phone: (931) 468-0121
Adults 5.00, Youth (6-12) 3.00 under 5 Free
Hours Open to the Public:
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10:00am -3:00pm
Any Saturday before a Monday Holiday
Payment Types Accepted:
House Museum and Farmstead
The Matt Gardner House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 as a significant farmstead associated with African American heritage, agriculture, commerce, and architecture from 1870 to 1942. The farm provides for the interpretation of a variety of significant historical topics, including slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, education, religion, architecture, and agriculture. The house is accompanied by five contributing structures, including a well house, smokehouse/store, chicken coop, outhouse, and cow barn.
The Matt Gardner Homestead is one of seven certified Century Farms in Tennessee that was established by an African American.
The Museum is directly in between two well-known tourist attractions along I-65, approximately one hour south of Nashville, Tennessee, and forty-five minutes north of Huntsville, Alabama's NASA Space Center Museum. It is adjacent to federal Highway U.S. 31, with an easy entrance and exit to Interstate 65 nearby. The farmstead is located just two miles west of Interstate 65 which connects to U.S. Highway 64, a divided four-lane highway, connecting Memphis in the west (I-40 and I-55) to Chattanooga in the east (I-24, I-59, I-75), which gives easy access to visitors traveling from Memphis or Chattanooga.
From Interstate 65, Elkton is:
70 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee
35 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama
From U.S. Highway 64 Elkton is:
160 miles east of Memphis, Tennessee
130 miles west of Chattanooga, Tennessee
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