The bloody Battle of Shiloh took its name from a rustic country church. Photo by Justin Hall

Tennessee, the Volunteer State, is an incredible destination that is known for its music, culture, scenery, legends, history and more.

Two historic natural barriers – the Great Smoky Mountains and the Mississippi River – form the eastern and western borders of the state. The uniqueness of each is reflected in the fact the mountains are home to Clingman’s Dome, the highest point in Tennessee, while the great river itself is the state’s lowest point. In between are remarkable communities, terrain and people.

Nashville, of course, is famed as the Country Music Capital of the USA, while Memphis is the Home of the Blues. To really discover Tennessee, however, be sure to get out of the cities and onto the back roads. That is where you will find a state that is unlike anyplace else in America. There are battlefields of the American Revolution and War Between the States (or Civil War), Amish communities, the hometown of David Crockett, the haunting grounds of the infamous Bell Witch, the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and much more.

Our guide to the great historic sites and points of interest in Tennessee is growing so check back often for the latest addition!

Tennessee 4th of July Fireworks 2018

Amish Country of Lawrence County

Battle of Lookout Mountain

Battle of Shiloh

Bell Witch of Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

David Crockett Museum (Lawrenceburg)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Natchez Trace

Shiloh Indian Mounds National Landmark

Shiloh National Battlefield

Shiloh National Cemetery