Local Nashville Historical Places and Sites
The Athenaeum Rectory is all that remains of an extraordinary school for girls which flourished from 1852 to 1904.
Belle Meade Plantation
Belle Meade Plantation is a 30-acre historic site representing 200 years of Tennessee History. The museum, once a world-famous thoroughbred farm, features an antebellum mansion and 8 outbulidings. Guided tours of the mansion are offered daily.
Bledsoe's Lick Historical Park
The landscape around the salt and mineral springs known today as Bledsoe's Lick has served as a community for human families for more than 12,000 years.Bledsoe's Fort and the Wynnewood (est1828) a stagecoach inn and mineral springs resort are also located here.
Historic Carnton Plantation a field hospital during the Battle of Franklin, but it was also a profitable, large-scale farming operation established in 1826 by Randal McGavock, a former mayor of Nashville.
Clement Railroad Hotel Museum
Visitors can discover the colorful and dynamic history of the Hotel Halbrook, heritage of railroading, the triumph and tragedy of the Civil War, the stories of men and women who settled Dickson County, the accomplishments of Governor Frank G. Clement and much more at this museum.
Downtown Nashville "The District" Past and Present
The District is the historic area of downtown Nashville that encompasses Broadway, Second Avenue and Printer's Alley. Read about the History and Present Downtown Nashville.
Dutchmanscurve.com includes updates on the progress made by the Dutchman's Curve Project to preserve the history surrounding the worst train wreck in U.S. history. The site includes biographical sketches many of the accident's victims in the section People of Dutchman's Curve.
Falcon Rest Mansion
This 1896 Queen Anne Victorian mansion was built by Gorilla Pants manufacturer Clay Faulkner, who promised his wife "the grandest mansion in Tennessee" if she would move a few miles from downtown McMinnville to be closer to his woolen mill.
From its founding in 1866 as a liberal arts institution committed to educating the newly freed slaves, Fisk University has been one of America's outstanding universities. Home of the Jubilee Singers and other distinguished graduates and educators, artists and thinkers.
Historic Collinsville is a living history museum featuring authentically restored log houses and outbuildings dating from 1830 to 1870.
Cragfont,the Historic Home of General James Winchester was built two hundred years ago. Upon its completion, in 1802, it was truly the grandest house west of the Appalachians.
Historic East Nashville
A Guide to Historic East Nashville. Read the latest news, announcements and events in the Nashville neighborhoods of Edgefield, East End, Lockeland Springs, Eastwood, Boscobel Heights and Bailey-Cora Howe.
Historic Rock Castle
Historic Rock Castle is one of Tennessee's most important structures of the early Republic. Its noteworthy architectural character reflects the taste of a man of culture and education; who chose to build a new life for himself and his family, on the frontier.
Rugby, Tennessee is a restored Victorian village founded in 1880 by British author and social reformer, Thomas Hughes.Some 20 of the original Victorian buildings are still standing.
James K. Polk Home
James K. Polk Ancestral Home, a Federal-style brick house built in 1816, in Columbia, Tennessee is the only surviving residence of the eleventh U.S. President.
Mansker's Station Historic Site
Mansker's Station Historic Site is a staffed living history site which is maintained by the City of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The site represents the Station built by Kasper Mansker in the late 18th Century.The Bowen House is also located at the same site.
Nashville City Cemetery
The Nashville City Cemetery opened in 1822, the City Cemetery is Nashville's oldest public cemetery. A walk through the cemetery is truly a walk through Nashville's history. The gravestones tell stories of Nashville's founding in the late 1700s through its growth into a modern 21st century city.
Natchez Trace Parkway
This historic route generally follows the old Indian trace, or trail, between Nashville, Tenn., and Natchez, Miss. Of the estimated 443 miles, 423 are completed.
Rippavilla was completed in 1855.Today, the house has been restored to its 1860 appearance with many original period family antique pieces of furniture on display throughout the house.
Stones River National Battlefield
The 584-acre National Battlefield includes Stones River National Cemetery, established in 1865, with more than 6,000 Union graves; and the Hazen Brigade Monument, believed to be the oldest, intact Civil War monument still standing in its original location.
Tennessee's National Register of Historical Places
The National Register of Historical Places brought to you by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. A complete listing of historical places in Tennessee, listed by county.
The Carter House
The Carter House, built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, witnessed one of the bloodiest battles during the Civil War on November 30, 1864.See the evidence of over 1,000 bullet holes remaining on site.
Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
Built in 1799, Travellers Rest is the former home of Judge John Overton and is currently the oldest historic home open to the public in Nashville. During the Civil War it served as the headquarters for General John Bell Hood.
Two Rivers Mansion
The stately Italianate home, built in 1859 by David McGavock, has been tastefully restored to reflect the splendor of the 1870s while providing a convenient setting for today's events. Since 1966 it has been operated by the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation.