Holidays at Historic Homes

Celebrate the Holidays at Historic Homes in Nashville!

The holiday season is a great time to visit one of Middle Tennessee’s many historic homes. Most of you know that I drag my kids to tour old houses everywhere I go! There are so many interesting things to see and learn. I never get tired of it. During the holidays, most of these historic homes put up lavish decorations.This is basically my favorite thing ever. I get all kinds of ideas to decorate my own home and, at the same time, I get the kids out of the house for an afternoon during their (far too long) school break. If you have out of town guests, definitely put a couple of these tours on your agenda. Another plus is that these tours are rarely crowded so they are a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of other holiday attractions.

***All times and dates were correct at the time of publication and are subject to change. Check your specific location before you head out!***

Yulefest – Mansker’s Station (Map)  December 4, 2021

Yulefest kicks off the holiday season with musicians, storytellers, and demonstrators in the cabins of the fort and in the historic home. Visitors can take their time listening to the sounds of yesteryear as they tour the sites and take in the beauty of simple, natural decorations, refreshments and unique shopping at the gift shop. This free event will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Goodlettsville Visitor’s Center and Historic Mansker’s Station. Overflow parking will be available inside Moss-Wright Park.

Saturday December 4  5PM –  8PM


Holiday Historical Tours Two Rivers Mansion (Map)   December 10-12, 2021

Tour the Historic 1802 House and Two Rivers Mansion, outfitted with holiday decorations, as you learn about the history of the property and the McGavock families.

Friday December 10 & Saturday December 11   6PM – 8PM

Sunday December 12  1PM – 4PM

Admission: $15

Holidays at The Hermitage – (Map)

2021 Dates Coming Soon!

Belle Meade Plantation – (Map)

Belle Meade Plantation will be decorated throughout the holiday season.

Tickets :Adults: $26 – 30
Youth (Ages 6-17)  $15
Child (5 and under) Free

Daily  9AM – 5PM   Tours start at 9:30A.M.
Last tour starts daily at 4:00P.M.
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Christmas at Belmont Mansion – Nashville, TN – (Map) November 29 – January 5, 2022

The holiday season is a particularly wonderful time to visit Belmont Mansion. Each year, Belmont is magnificently decorated in complete yuletide splendor. In 2007, Southern Living noted that each year “this mansion is transformed into a Victorian Christmas Fantasyland.” This is the perfect time to get a little Christmas cheer. Christmas is the season we shine the brightest at Belmont Mansion. With multiple opportunities to visit and to celebrate you’ll want to put Belmont Mansion on your calendar.

Tour Dates/Times/Tickets HERE
$16 Adult

$7 Youth (13 -18)
$5 Children (6 -12)
FREE (5 and Under)

Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes Oaklands Historic House (Map) 2021 Date Coming Soon!

Holiday Open House Historic Rock Castle – (Map)  December 4, 2021

Bring your family and friends to tour the 1784 Historic Rock Castle home this holiday season and enjoy a taste of Christmas from a bygone era as we open our doors and our hearts to our supporters and friends, old and new. Rock Castle will be decked out for the holidays in all its splendor!

Join us for:

• A FREE tour of Historic Rock Castle home

• Refreshments, holiday gift shop, and a special appearance by Santa Claus for photos!

No tickets necessary. This event is offered free to our wonderful community of friends and supporters as a thank-you for helping us preserve this historical gem of Sumner County. For information on how to become a community partner on this event, please email

Saturday December 4, 2021 4PM-7PM

Admission : Free

Christmas Through the Ages: An Early Tennessee Christmas at Cragfont (Map) November 27 & December 11, 2021 & A Victorian Christmas at Wynnewood (Map)December 4 & 18, 2021

Explore Christmas through the ages at Wynnewood and Cragfont on alternating Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

An Early Tennessee Christmas at Cragfont

November 27th & December 11th

Journey through an early 19th century holiday and experience the Christmas traditions of the Winchester family as told through their letters and diaries. House tour and hot cider.

A Victorian Christmas at Wynnewood

December 4th & December 18th

Journey through a Victorian holiday at Wynnewood and learn about the Christmas traditions of the Wynnes, resort guests, and the enslaved as shared in diaries and letters. House tour and hot cider.

Tickets – Ages 16 & up – $12 Ages 7 to 16 – $8 6 & under – Free

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Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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