7 Spots For A History Lesson in Nashville
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7 Spots For A History Lesson in Nashville

Thursday, Nov 02 2017

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.

Tour and Toast at Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation
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Tour and Toast at Belle Meade Plantation

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!)

Tour and Toast at Belle Meade Plantation
$18   .  Belle Meade Plantation   .  Nashville
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Marvel at a Majestic Estate at Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion
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Marvel at a Majestic Estate at Belmont Mansion

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.

Marvel at a Majestic Estate at Belmont Mansion
$15+   .  Belmont Mansion   .  Nashville
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Hear Civil War Stories at Carnton Plantation at Carnton Plantation
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Hear Civil War Stories at Carnton Plantation

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!

Hear Civil War Stories at Carnton Plantation
$18+   .  Carnton Plantation   .  Franklin
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Gaze at Gravesites at City Cemetery at Nashville City Cemetery
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Gaze at Gravesites at City Cemetery

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'.

Gaze at Gravesites at City Cemetery
Free   .  Nashville City Cemetery   .  Nashville
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Tour the Home of the People's President at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
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Tour the Home of the People's President

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.

Tour the Home of the People's President
$20   .  Andrew Jackson's Hermitage   .  Nashville
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You Just Have To: The Parthenon at The Parthenon
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You Just Have To: The Parthenon

Take some touristy pics at one of Nashville's most iconic landmarks and, yes, it's as random as it sounds.

You Just Have To: The Parthenon
$   .  The Parthenon   .  Nashville
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Explore A Historical Home at Travellers Rest Plantation at Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
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Explore A Historical Home at Travellers Rest Plantation

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!

Explore A Historical Home at Travellers Rest Plantation
$12+   .  Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum   .  Nashville
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7 Spots For A History Lesson in Nashville
7 Spots For A History Lesson in Nashville