Long before Nashville was dubbed an "It" city, the town played a role in the War of 1812, the 1897 World's Fair and, most notably, the Civil War. Step back in time at these seven historical sites to learn about more than just the region's musical roots.
A historic Southern plantation, just a few miles from downtown Nashville, known in the past for its significance to the Thoroughbred industry and today for its wine. (We'll drink to that!)
Belmont Mansion was built in 1853 by Adelicia and Joseph Acklen to escape the heat of the family's Louisiana plantations and even includes a bowling alley.
Carnton Plantation was at the center of the Civil War's Battle of Franklin, serving as the largest field hospital in the area. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the floors stained with the blood of the men who were treated here!
Opened in 1822, the City Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Nashville and houses the grave of the man who officially dubbed our flag 'Old Glory'.
This beautiful historical plantation on the outskirts of town is where President Andrew Jackson once hung his hat and is where his remains are still buried to this day.
Take some touristy pics at one of Nashville's most iconic landmarks and, yes, it's as random as it sounds.
Built in 1799, Travellers Rest Plantation was home to Judge John Overton, who had close ties to President Andrew Jackson. Little known fact—numerous skulls dating back to prehistoric times have been found on the property!