Every year in Middle Tennessee, the old antebellum mansions & homes are opened up to the public in grandiose style.
These wonderful old homes are decorated with the authentic holiday items from yesteryear and showcase everything from trees to authentic holiday dress.
Some are grand elegant displays while others showcase the simpler holiday lifestyles of our ancestors, but all are wonderful displays of our heritage.
In honor of Tennessee History & Heritage, we have gathered up a listing of the best Christmas Antebellum and Mansion Tours that Nashville and the Middle Tennessee has to offer this Christmas Season.
Christmas in Columbia - A 19th Century Historic Home Tour features about a dozen or so historic homes, two historical house museums and an antebellum era mansion in Maury County. Several of these homes are private homes not usually open to the public. These homes are beautifully decorated for the holidays and most all of the tour stops are within easy walking distance of each other.
Have a holly, jolly, 19th-century Christmas with Nashville Zoo! To celebrate the season, the Zoo's Historic Home will be decorated with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations.
Visit historic homes throughout the town of Franklin. The Carter House located at 1140 Columbia Ave. in Franklin, and is among the homes visited in this gracious home holiday tour.
Experience Belmont Mansion dressed as a Victorian fantasy land. Visitors get the opportunity to see the Belmont decorated in high Victorian style with hundreds of decorations throughout. The mansion is located at 1900 Belmont Blvd. in Nashville.
This historic house is decorated for Christmas throughout the Holiday season usually beginning the day after Thanksgiving and lasting until the end of December.
Enjoy the holidays at The Hermitage, the mansion of Andrew Jackson and his family. Special Christmas exhibits feature the early traditions and decorations of the 1800s. Enjoy delicious meals in the cafe and unique holiday shopping in our museum store. The mansion is located at 4580 Rachel's Lane in Hermitage.
A Season of Celebration at Cheekwood Mansion is an annual event that focuses on the Cheek Family home during the holidays. This beautiful 55-acre property was completed in 1932 and provides visitors vast array of art and gardens. The mansion is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville.
Visitors enjoy the Christmas season at Historic Mansker's Station. A Horse-drawn wagon rides carry visitors from the 1779 log station to the 1787 brick plantation house. Historic interpreters will guide you along and share in the singing of traditional carols, the dance and the delicious refreshments among an abundance of holiday decorations.
With the Traveller's Rest Plantation & Museum visitor's will experience an 1830s Christmas with costumed docents see how the holiday season was celebrated in the early 18th century and hear about the holiday guests the Overton family entertained. The mansion is located at 636 Farrell Parkway in Nashville.
Visit the Clarksville Trees of Christmas, at the Smith-Trahern, a New Orleans-style mansion, built in 1858. Every year, the mansion pulls out all the stops with old-fashioned wreaths, garlands and colorful ribbons. The mansion is located at 101 McClure St. in Clarksville.
The Belle Meade Plantation features a Victorian Christmas. Visitors can see what Christmas was like during the 1880s. The mansion is located at 5025 Harding Road in Nashville.
We hope that visitors and locals alike enjoy these antebellum homes as they truly are a wonderful and valued part of our Tennessee history and heritage.
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