COVID-19 Update

At this time, information found on this website may not be up-to-date. Due to precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many festivals and events in Sumner County have been postponed or cancelled. Additionally, attractions, restaurants, retailers, and other businesses in Sumner County have made accommodations to protect the health and well-being of patrons; questions about service and hours of operation should be made directly to individual attractions, restaurants, retailers, and businesses.


Cold Springs School

Built in 1857, this one room schoolhouse serves as a reminder of local history. It houses a collection of books, old photographs, and Civil War and U.S. Bicentennial memorabilia. Over the years, Cold Springs School has served a variety of purposes, at one time even serving as a Confederate military hospital at Sumner County’s training camp, Camp Trousdale. Later, another function of the building was as a school in the late 1800s and early 1900s, which is how the building is furnished today for visitors to experience. Learn about this building’s unique history during a free tour of the site on Sundays throughout the summer!

Tour Availability: Cold Springs School is open for free tours on Sundays from 2pm – 4pm during the months of June through August. You can also call (615) 579-8894 to make an advanced appointment outside of regular hours.

Special Events at Cold Springs School:
Historic Sites Kickoff – 1st Saturday in April

Address: 303 Portland Blvd, Portland, TN 37148
Phone: (615) 579-8894