Visit Nashville’s Historic Sites

Visit Nashville’s Historic Sites

Nashville has a lot of history with country music and as a prominent Southern city. Explore these six historic attractions in Nashville and book a vacation rental with Playlist Properties for a central location to the best attractions.

Travellers Rest Plantation
For a look into Nashville’s past around the time Tennessee was settled as a state, take a visit to Traveller’s Rest Plantation and Museum. Built by Judge John Overton in 1799, the museum highlights Overton’s life and includes exhibits that give visitors a glimpse into life in Nashville during the Civil War.

The Parthenon, located in Nashville’s Centennial Park, is a recreation of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Nashville’s Parthenon was built in 1897 for Tennessee’s Centennial Expo and doubles as an art museum.

Belle Meade Plantation
Dating back to the early 1800’s, Belle Meade Plantation was, in it’s prime, a thoroughbred horse farm that featured a deer park, train station, and a rock quarry with a Greek revival mansion. Visitors to the plantation can explore 34 acres of the original property, including the mansion and outbuildings, and enjoy learning about historic Tennessee and equestrian history.

Country Music Hall of Fame
Music lovers of all types will delight in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 350,000 square feet dedicated to showcasing country music’s history through the years. Visitors to the museum can expect to see weekly instrument demos and educational programs, plus exhibits highlighting Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jason Aldean and more.

Tennessee State Capitol
Currently, the home of Tennessee’s legislature and governor’s office, a walk through Tennessee’s state capitol building is like a walk through living history. The Tennessee State Capitol dates back to 1859 when construction was completed, and its architecture is Greek-inspired. The Capitol grounds feature monuments to President and Mrs. James K. Polk and President Andrew Jackson, as well as Civil and World War I heroes. The Capitol is also home to the Tennessee State Museum, which features exhibits that explore the state’s history.

Ryman Auditorium
Dating back to 1892, Ryman Auditorium was originally a tabernacle and is now a premier music hall. Known as the Mother Church of Country Music, Ryman Auditorium was also home to famous radio/television program, the Grande Ole Opry, which ran from 1943 to 1974 and featured musical acts like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline. The Ryman Auditorium still stands today as a performance hall and is open daily for tours.