Nature Hikes at Glen Leven Farm

Recharge during a self-guided hike through an historic urban farm that is truly one of a kind, and not regularly open to the public. During your visit, you can use a print field guide to explore a variety of towering trees, multiple habitats, and special activities that will leave you inspired to explore nature in …

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Explore Historic Homes in Middle Tennessee

Explore Historic Homes in Middle Tennessee

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of touring historic homes. I take tours on vacation and here in my own city. I’ve taken my children with me on these tours since they were toddlers and now that they are all teens, I can still convince them to explore with me. I will admit to …

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Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation

Did you know that at one time Nashville was home to Iroquois, the most famous Thoroughbred of his time in the late 1800s? He was the first American bred and born horse to win the English Derby in 1881. He is just part of the amazing history you will learn in a visit to the Belle …

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Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum

Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum

Travellers Rest is the perfect place to practice being a hometown tourist.  This historic home is located in South Nashville.  I have lived in Middle Tennessee for 4 decades and I had never visited before.   It was worth the wait. Travellers Rest was built by John Overton in 1799.   Overton was a judge and a …

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Carnton Plantation

I read The Widow of the South several years ago and I’ve been looking forward to visiting Carnton (the setting of the novel) ever since. The History Carnton Plantation was built in 1826 by Randal McGavock.  He was the mayor of Nashville for one year in 1824 and was buddies with Andrew Jackson. The one thing …

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