Explore the history of Nashville’s Historic Rock Castle near Hendersonville on September 25 and 26 with the annual “Daniel Smith Days.” The event incorporates a late 19th century camp along with reenactments from various performers to show the Colonial Traders. While walking on the Smith plantation grounds, you can taste old recipes and listen to the music of the day. After taking in your fill, you can head back to some of the Nashville area lodging for a great night’s rest.
Nashville has other fun ways to experience its history, such as a walk through Barbara Mandrell’s home with the Fontanel Mansion Tour. The tour is self-guided, so you can take your time as you view the 27,000 square foot impressive structure. The mansion features older decor combining thirteen restrooms, two kitchens and five fireplaces into one shelter. There is also a Farm House restaurant in the area in case you get hungry.
For the history buffs craving a look at some of the older Greek Revival architecture, the Belle Meade Plantation Tour certainly fits the description. Built in 1853, the plantation was well-known for its skilled horsebreeders raising the descendants of Smarty Jones, Funny Cide and Seabiscuit back to the farm. Inside the whitewashed pillard building, there are 19th century art pieces, fixtures and an included narration from your knowledgeable guide.
Learn all about the antiquity and past of Music City in a fun and exciting way. The festivals, tours and other activities will make your stay pleasureable and smooth.