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6290 East Antioch Road
Buchanan, TN 38222Get Directions
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The surrounding area abounds with many historic Civil War Sites, Antique Shops, Fishing on beautiful Kentucky Lake, Land Between the Lakes (LBL) offers hiking, fishing, & hunting - Visit the historic Homeplace village, Elk & Bison Prairie, The Planetarium, & the Historic Iron Works Furnace.
Built around history, this quaint small town is worth a visit. Kentucky Lake is the largest manmade lake in the Southeast, a big catfish on a pole, the World's Biggest Fish Fry, big smiles, big hearts that volunteer to help one another and raise over $200,000 a year for local charities selling homemade pies and casseroles. Or you might think we are small, a 1/16 size replica of the Eiffel Tower, small businesses and small town charm.
Fort Donelson is just a short 10 minute drive from the Campground. Make time to plan a visit to this historic Civil War site located on the beautiful Cumberland River, it is also a great place to spot birds, photograph, or have a picnic lunch after walking about the park taking in a little bit if our Nations history.
Serving as an accommodation for riverboat travelers before and after the Civil War. It also was the place where Gen. Buckner and his staff used as their headquarters during the battle. It served as the hospital after the surrender. Much relevant Civil War history happened here. It was here at the Surrender House on Feb. 16, 1862 following a council of war with Brigade Generals Floyd and Pillow, Brigade General Simmon B. Buckner to the confederate defenders of Fort Donelson to Major General U.S. Grant, USA. The two senior confederate generals, having abandoned command escaped Lt. Nathan Bedford Forest, refusing to agree to the surrender, led his calvary regiment and a number of infantry men out of the defense without loosing a man or meeting oppostion.
This farm is part of the Revolutionary War land grant, issued as a land warrant. The owner Mr. Coolant's took possession of the assigned 40 acres on 12/01/1808. The hollow where the Home Place now stands & worked their land holding for the next 10 years.
Farmers were fortunate to be located near the major mode of transportation for that day, the river. They lived between the Cumberland & Tennessee Rivers, this area is known as the four rivers, as it is also between the Ohio & Mississippi. The crossroad has a significant impact on farm life. News & goods usually reached farms within a few weeks, and sending farm raised produce & livestock was convenient.
It is a working history farm. Most of the farm & livestock are historic varieties from the Mid 19th- century.
When you visit you will see the men folk at work with their oxen, harvesting and curing tobacco, repairing a roof and you may even lend a hand at the walking plow or help in the repair of a fence.
This is a trip for the entire family.
West Tennessee is known for it's fishing/boating recreation in the National Recreation Area "Land Between the Lakes" Kentucky Lake. Civil War sites aplenty; State and National sites! Lots more to do locally!
The lifeblood of this community of 440 people is the over 40,000 square feet of shopping combined with 12 shops. Several hundred antique dealers are represented in our little town.
In our antique stores and gift shops, you will find virtually anything and everything!
The current antique stores, gift shops and malls are listed below. Please contact each store directly for store hours.Download the details
Daily Life on the Farm
10am, Sept 1st - Oct 30th4512 The Trace, Dover, TN 37058, USA (map)
September is harvest time at the Homeplace! Join in the farm work as the farmers harvest the crops and garden vegetables to preserve for the winter ahead. Farm work in September includes harvesting tobacco, shucking and shelling corn, plowing, making winter clothing, quilting, or cooking and preserving garden vegetables from the fall harvest. Learn practical skills that are still as valuable today as they were in the past.
Discovery Park of America, located in Union City, Tennessee, offers visitors of all ages a world-class entertainment and educational experience. With more than 70,000 sq. feet of galleries and interactive exhibits focused on nature, science, technology, history and art to engage children and adults alike, we make learning fun! You can also explore our 50 acres of outdoor space, featuring a Blue Angels plane, our Discovery Garden and a 100-year-old chapel.From dinosaurs to Native American history to space exploration, Discovery Park of America will inspire you and provide a greater understanding of our world – past, present and future. We're an easy day trip from Paris, TN area….plan your visit now!