Historic Sites To See in Nashville

From the haunting, and reportedly haunted, grounds of majestic Belle Meade Plantation to the blossoming flowers and wooded forests of Cheekwood, Music City offers visitors a delectably historic southern landscape. Battles fought, whiskey wielded, and created songs of loss are only a glimmer of what's in store for visitors to these historic sites in and surrounding Nashville. Be sure to pack a camera and sunscreen, and come with an open heart to hear the melody of Music City's days gone by. 

Hillsboro Village
The Belcourt Theatre


The Belcourt is a historic theater now run by a non-profit group. It functions as a home for classic, independent, and foreign films and is staffed by avid film lovers who not only tell you about the movies showing but explain why they were...  Read More



A tribute to classical architecture, the Parthenon in Centennial Park houses one of the premier museums in the area. The permanent collection not only boasts notable works from 19th- and 20th-century American artists, including Albert Bierstadt,...  Read More

Tennessee State Capitol


History buffs will strike gold here. The building, dating from the Civil War era, has been restored to its original glory. Visitors are invited to tour the House and Senate Chambers and fill their minds with American trivia. The grounds, site of...  Read More

Jack Daniel Distillery


Other than country music, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey is probably the state's most famous export. Lynchburg, the town where it's made, sits in a dry county, but it's worth the one-hour drive to take the free tour of the historic...  Read More

Travellers Rest Plantation


This restored 1799 Federal-style home was the original home of John Overton, lifelong friend of Andrew Jackson and designer of Memphis. The home, located a few miles south of downtown, served as Confederate headquarters for General John B. Hood...  Read More

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage


History comes to life at the home of Old Hickory, former President Andrew Jackson. The story of The Hermitage, and how Andrew Jackson's forged his prosperous farm, is peppered with invention, freedom, and the changing tides of the times. At the...  Read More



An iconic landmark for country music fanatics, artists and critics, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum chronicles the stardom of the genre's famous favorites. "Sing Me Back Home: The Journey Begins, Folk Roots to the 1960's" conjures...  Read More

Hillsboro Village
Belmont Mansion


Belmont Mansion's unique role in the history of Nashville and the South draw countless visitors eager to hear its story. This restored mansion, also known as the Acklen House, is the largest home museum in Tennessee and one of the few nineteenth...  Read More



A world of its own, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens offers visitors a chance to escape, discover, and be amazed. The estates grounds offer such mesmerizing sights as the reflection pool, Japanese garden and their nature sanctuary. This 55-acre...  Read More



Belle Meade Plantation is one of the premier plantations in Nashville. Stately, elegant, and pristine, this antebellum mansion rests on 30 acres of land just south of Nashville in upscale Belle Meade. Charming and authentic, the quaint grounds...  Read More


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