Tennessee Preservation Trust

Museums in Tennessee:

Historic Carnton Plantation Founded in 1960, the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) fosters communication and cooperation between museums, cultural societies, and other members on matters of common interest to all. Its goal is to inform the public on the importance of understanding and preserving Tennessee’s cultural, historical, and scientific heritage. It also encourages publication and dissemination of information on the state’s past as well as the development of professional standards of members who bring that past to the public. Visit TAM’s website to learn more about the organizations and the museums located in the three grand divisions of Tennessee.



We try to keep a current list of historic house museums in Tennessee. Please let us know if there is a historic house museum not listed and we will be happy to add it.

  • Chattanooga
    Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Columbia
    James K. Polk Ancestral Home
  • Crossville
    Cumberland Homestead Tower Museum Association
  • Elizabethton
    The John and Landon Carter Mansion
  • Franklin
    Historic Carnton Plantation
    The Carter House
    Lotz House Museum
  • Gallatin
    Cragfont
  • Greeneville
    Andrew Johnson Homestead
  • Hendersonville
    Rock Castle
  • Henning
    Alex Haley State Historic Site and Museum
  • Johnson City
    Tipton-Haynes Historical Site
  • Knoxville
    Blount Mansion
    Ramsey House Plantation
    The Armstrong-Lockett House and W.P. Bottoms Memorial Gardens
  • Maryville
    Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse
  • McMinnville
    Falcon Rest
  • Memphis
    Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • Mt. Pleasant
    Rattle and Snap Plantation
  • Murfreesboro
    Oaklands Historic House Museum
  • Nashville
    Belle Meade Plantation
    Belmont Mansion
    The Hermitage
    Travellers Rest
  • Pall Mall
    Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Park
  • Piney Flats
    Rocky Mount
  • Rugby
    Historic Rugby
  • Spring Hill
    Rippavilla Plantation
  • Smyrna
    Sam Davis Home

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	<p>Sam Davis Home</p>