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  • 1. Belle Meade Plantation

    Educational Institution

    The tall limestone pillars of Belle Meade Plantation are markers of a bygone era. Today, this historic mansion is a museum at the center of...Read More

  • 2. Carnton Plantation

    Educational Institution

    This stunning antebellum plantation home was converted to a field hospital after the Battle of Franklin in 1864. Today, the plantation offers...Read More

  • 3. Carter House

    Educational Institution

    On the morning of November 30, 1864, General Jacob D. Cox seized the Carter family’s home and made it the Federal Army’s headquarters for the...Read More

  • 4. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

    Bellevue | Garden/Arboretum

    At the center of this sprawling 55-acre botanical garden is a Georgian-style limestone mansion–turned–art gallery, enclosed by clipped lawns...Read More

  • 5. Dyer Observatory

    Educational Institution

    Capping one of Nashville’s highest points, the Dyer Observatory rises above Radnor Lake State Park with its imposing steel dome. Inside the...Read More

  • 6. Fontanel

    Whites Creek | House/Mansion/Villa

    The Mansion at Fontanel is a 33,000-square-foot log cabin in Whites Creek, Tennessee, filled with country music memorabilia, instruments, and...Read More

  • 7. Lotz House

    Educational Institution

    Built in 1858, this grand house in downtown Franklin was home to a family of German immigrants during the years surrounding the Civil War. Even...Read More

  • 8. Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

    Nolensville Pike | House/Mansion/Villa

    Stretch your legs, pet a kangaroo, and fall in love with a red panda or two. This 188-acre farm-turned-zoo is home to more than 2,764 animals...Read More

  • 9. Parthenon

    West End | Museum/Gallery

    An exact copy of the Athenian original, Nashville's Parthenon was constructed to commemorate Tennessee's 1897 centennial. Across the street...Read More

  • 10. The Hermitage

    Hermitage | Educational Institution

    The home of former president Andrew Jackson sits at the center of more than 1,100 acres of farmland east of Nashville. Tours of the Greek Revival...Read More

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