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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. Fort Granger

    Historic District/Site

    Fort Granger was an earthwork fort created by the Union troops during the Civil War. Today, it’s a park along the Harpeth River with a self...Read More

  • 6. Fort Negley Park

    Wedgewood-Houston | Historic District/Site

    The history of the Civil War–era fort is told through videos in the visitor center and panels along outdoor pathways. This is also the site...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. Music Row

    Historic District/Site

    Music Row is one of Nashville’s most famous historical districts; it is a series of streets just southwest of the downtown area that once served...Read More

  • 9. Musica

    Midtown | Historic District/Site

    Sitting squarely in the Music Row roundabout (also known as Buddy Killen Circle), Musica was originally a point of controversy, but now represents...Read More

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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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