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.


Historic Mansker’s Station & Bowen House

Historic Mansker’s Station is the reconstructed 1779 frontier fort of Kasper Mansker, one of the first settlers in Sumner County. Period-dressed interpreters demonstrate 18th life century skills for the public and guests are allowed to enter into the log structures to learn about frontier life.

The Bowen House was originally constructed in 1787 by Captain William Bowen and was the birthplace of Tennessee Governor William Bowen Campbell. The Bowen House is said to be the oldest standing brick home in Middle Tennessee. The house was habitable through the early 1960s at which time it became abandoned due to its deplorable condition. After the restoration process in the late 70s, the house opened for tours in 1980 and remains open for tours today.

Tour Availability: Historic Mansker’s Fort and the Bowen House are open year-round on weekdays from 9am-3pm. The site is also open the first Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm. 

Admission: $8/adult, $7/seniors & AAA members, $6/children (ages 6-12), military personnel are free. Group rates are available.

Special Events at Historic Mansker’s Station & Bowen Plantation House:
Fireplace Chats – 1st Saturday March through December
Historic Sites Kickoff
  – 1st Saturday in April
Heritage Day – 2nd Saturday in April
Ghost & Lantern Tour – Last Saturday in October
Yulefest – 1st Saturday in December

Address: 705 Caldwell Dr, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Phone: (615) 859-3678