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When you visit Tennessee, you aren’t just learning about history. You’re experiencing it. Walk in the footsteps of music legends; stand in studios echoing with hits of yesterday, anticipating the stars of tomorrow. Explore battlefields, forts and relics from the Civil War to the landmark battlegrounds of Civil Rights.

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Music history around every corner

There are so many places across Tennessee that are important to music history. So, we created the Tennessee Music Pathways - a state-wide system that recognizes and certifies locations that have made significant, impactful, contributions to music.

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Civil Rights Trail

Civil Rights Trail

The U.S. Civil Rights Trail spans 14 states and Tennessee has ten historic sites within its state lines that you can visit.

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The Civil War In Tennessee

Tennessee is a part of the five-state Civil War Trails program. Get an in-depth look at the Civil War in Tennessee and download a map guide of the trail to start planning your trip.

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Civil War

Pull out your maps and plan ahead. Fill your road trip route with must-see stops to check out Tennessee's historic Civil War landmarks.

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Musical History

Tennessee's music history and cultural heritage fuel the creative soul like no other place can. Feel inspired when you explore the town through the lens of Tennessee greats.

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Museums & Galleries

Museums & Galleries

Tennessee is home to incredible museums — from past to future — featuring prehistoric animals, the state’s finest cultural achievements and the future of space exploration.

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