Welcome Back to History

Sumner County paints a vivid picture of life during the post-Revolutionary War and Civil War periods. Sumner County is fortunate to have eight historic homes and two fort sites that are open to the public. Lovingly-preserved mansions hold little-seen treasures, including a rare oil painting of George Washington and a set of Martha Washington’s china. Some historic sites feature guided tours where you can hear about how life evolved from one of survival on the frontier to a more comfortable life on the plantation. You’ll be able to stand in rooms where Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, and other founding fathers of our country had dinner, planned strategies, and danced the night away.

Click below to see individual historic sites and museums!