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Gallatin, TN - Attractions

Gallatin, TN - Attractions

To get to Gallatin from Nashville you just take Hwy.31E through Hendersonville & on into Gallatin.
Gallatin is Just Down The Road © from: Hendersonville, Millersville, Cottontown, Portland, Castilian Springs & Mt. Juliet.

Bledsoe's Fort Historic Park- Here's an 80 acre park that encompasses the archaeological site of Isaac Bledsoe's for, a portion of the historic Avery Trace, and a walking trail with descriptive signage. Call 615-452-5463 and they'll give you more information.

Cragfont - Built in1798 - 1802 by Gen. James Winchester - frontiersman, soldier, politician and one of the founders of Memphis. Enjoy this beautifully restored home of Federal period architecture. Call 615-452-7070.

The Hancock House -This 15 room log inn, located just 25 miles north-east of Nashville, was originally a pre- 1878 stagecoach stop and toll house known as Avondale station on the Avery Trace. In the 1970's it was the well-known antique shop of Felice Ferrell. There are tours available by appointment. You can find out more by contacting them at: 2144 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN37066, of by calling 615-452-7070.

Historic Downtown Gallatin -More than 25 restored buildings, many predating the Civil War, antique and gift shops, ladies clothing, jewelry, florists, books restaurants and financial institutions. Self-guided tours. Contact them at: 112 Public Square, Gallatin, TN 37066, or by calling 615-452-5292.

Sumner County Museum - This museum features over 250,000 artifacts. Exhibits include fossils over 475million years old, Native American and African American displays, antique toys, pioneer and early settlers' goods and tools of trade. For additional information you can contact them at: 183 W. Main St., Gallatin, TN 37066or by calling 615-451-3738.

Trousdale Place - Here's the historical home of Tennessee Governor William Trousdale (1849-1851)contains authentic Trousdale furniture and small historical Confederate library. You can find them at: 183 W. Main St., Gallatin, TN 37066, or by calling 615-452-5648.

Wynnewood - Standing two stories tall and measuring 142 feet long, Wynnewood is probably the largest log structure ever constructed in Tennessee. Built in 1828, it served as a stagecoach inn and later as a mineral springs resort. You'll even find period furniture. They are located at: 210 Old Highway 25, Castalian Springs, or by calling 615-452-5463.

***** Tennessee State Park*****

Bledsoe Creek State Park - Off State Hwy. 25, this 164 acre park is situated on the Bledsoe Creek embayment of the U.S. Crops of engineers Old Hickory Reservoir near the old 1780's settlement of Cairo in Sumner County. Old Hickory Lake provides good boating, skiing and fishing. Other facilities include two boat launching ramps and six mile of hiking trails. Located at 400 Ziegler's Fort Rd., Gallatin, TN 37066. Or, you can call them at 615-452-3706.

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