Tennessee History and Civil War Trails
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Tennessee history is rich with artifacts from native American cultures, early settlement days, famous citizens from the past and present, civil war history, and a rich cultural overlay of music, agriculture, and art.  Join our innkeepers in their local discoveries of the history-rich counties of Tennessee. Tennessee abounds with Civil War history, whether it be the chilling ambush in the mountains by renegade deserters as in Cold Mountain, or major battles.  Much of Tennessee has a story to tell, as the state was divided, both Union and Confederate.  Shelbyville was called “Little Boston”, and much of the Smoky Mountains with its rugged individualism and independent farming spirit had no interest in defending slavery and a plantation way of life.  Join the innkeepers who have created a civil war history experience in their inns and special areas of Tennessee.  I think you will be delightfully surprised at the unfolding of history before your eyes.


Hastings House B&B

Phone: 615-907-3364

The 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War (or as some prefer to call it, the War of Northern Aggression) will have its kickoff on Sat. April 9th on the Historic Downtown Murfreesboro Square. Plans are currently being finalized. Will definitely have lots of music. Stones River National Battlefield will have a variety of programs for the next 4 years. Check their website for hours & programs (www.nps.gov/stri)

Murfreesboro (Nashville), Tennessee
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Falls Mill B&B Log Cabin

Phone: 931-469-7161
Toll Free: 931-469-7161
Log cabin on the grounds of 1873 operating water powered mill. Museum houses exhibits on the history of this 3 story brick structure. Built as a textile factory later used as a cotton gin then a wood working shop. The mill now produces stone ground corn meal, flour and grits. 32 foot waterwheel, water falls, picnic grounds and hiking trails.

Belvidere, Tennessee
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Falcon Manor: B&B at Falcon Rest

Phone: 931-668-4444

Falcon Manor is on the grounds of Falcon Rest, the 1896 Victorian mansion called "Tennessee's Biltmore" by PBS. Its builder, Clay Faulkner, promised his wife the grandest mansion in Tennessee if she'd move next to Clay's Gorilla Pants factory, 2-1/2 miles from downtown McMinnville. The mansion is open daily to the general public for fun-filled guided history tours. Falcon Manor is made up of four B&B type suites on the grounds which reflect the decor of the mansion, yet offer the privacy and modern conveniences prized by today's travelers. McMinnville is rich in Civil War history, as it was a crossroads for both armies during that conflict. In fact, a three-month honeymoon spent here by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his 21-year-old bride forms the setting for one of Falcon Rest's three interactive, history based group shows. Young Clay Faulkner himself was a secret soldier of the Civil War. In addition to the extensive historical anecdotes included on mansion tours, the on-site Victorian Gift Shop is filled with a unique selection of over 2,000 history based items. The shop, which has been called a tourist attraction in its own right, was recently named the most unusual retail establishment in a 14-county area.

McMinnville, Tennessee
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Historic Prospect Hill B&B Inn

Phone: 423-727-0139
Toll Free: 800-339-5084
From our inn, examine the Revolutionary War period and beyond in Upper East Tennessee. The Overmountain Men mustered from here. Later, so did a regiment loyal to President Lincoln. See the colonial/territorial governor's house of the short-lived State of Franklin (Robky Mount), as well as a recreation of a Revolutionary fort at Sycamore Shoals (Elizabethton, TN), a day trip to Tennessee's oldest town (Jonesborough) 1.3 hours away. And a look at the High Country of North Carolina's history in an Appalachian Museum in Boone, NC, and at the Moses Cone Mansion on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC. Caverns in and around Bristol played into the area's history. Several are open for tour.

Mountain City (Butler), Tennessee
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Nolichuckey Bluffs

Phone: 423-787-7947
Toll Free: 800-842-4690
Civil war trails in Greeneville are only 10 minutes from the cabins.

Greeneville, Tennessee
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The Foxtrot Bed & Breakfast

Phone: 865-436-3033
Toll Free: 888-436-3033

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 706-820-2002
Toll Free: 866-424-2584
Chickamauga Battle Field

Lookout Mtn (Chattanooga), Georgia
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Chilhowee Inn

Phone: 865.980.5623

The Chilhowee Inn, first opened in 1903, is the oldest operating inn of Blount County. Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the Chilhowee Inn's history is entertwined with the history of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Walland (Maryville), Tennessee
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Gracehill

Phone: 865-448-3070
Toll Free: 866-448-3070
We are located in an area teeming with history. We are the closest B&B to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Cades Cove, a turn of the century pioneer settlement that is the most visited attraction in the most visited National Park in the United States. Cades Cove is an 11 mile, single lane one way loop road that is ringed in by mountains and dotted with old log cabins, churches, grist mills, cemeteries etc.

Townsend (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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Hastings House B&B

Phone: 615-907-3364

Take a walking tour of downtown Murfreesboro with map developed by Main Street organization. Free map available at check-in at Hastings House Bed & Breakfast.

Murfreesboro (Nashville), Tennessee
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Hastings House B&B

Phone: 615-907-3364

Murfreesboro is home to the Stones River National Battlefield; Hallowed Ground Lantern Tour offered at Union Cemetery; free but reservations are required. Call Hastings House Bed & Breakfast for further info.

Murfreesboro (Nashville), Tennessee
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