When you think of Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame are probably the first things that come to mind when you consider what attractions to see. Yes, Nashville is known worldwide for its contribution to country music, but if you know where to go you will find that Nashville has many more interesting sites to see.
When planning your next trip to Nashville, take the time to see the more historic sites in the city.
- Belmont Mansion – Completed in 1853 by Adelicia Acklen, Belmont was recognized as one of the most elaborate and unusual homes in the South. Adelicia secretly conspired with both the Southern and Union forces to get out of the civil war with her fortune intact. The Grand Salon with its staircase is considered the most elaborate living room built in pre-war Tennessee.
- Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park – Tour Tennessee through a 200-foot granite map of the state, a 95-county walkway, 31 fountains representing Tennessee’s major rivers, and an extraordinary wall displaying the history of the state.
- Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Negley – Fort Negley was the largest and most important of the fortifications built by Union troops after Nashville fell in 1862.
- The Hermitage – The home of President Andrew Jackson
- Carnton Plantation – Home to the widow of the south, Carnton was a field hospital after the Battle of Franklin in 1864.
- Fort Nashborough – Nashville was founded when James Robertson led his group of pioneers across the frozen Cumberland River to The Cedar Bluffs. It was here that these men built a fortress called Nashborough that would house the first families until the Indian attacks ended in 1792. This replica of the original Nashville settlement is authentic in many details and reflects the lifestyle of frontier pioneers at the end of the 18th century. .