One of the most endearing, pressing artifacts of the south happen to be quite livable – to an extent. Tennessee has preserved a number of plantation homes, boasting gorgeous architecture and dark, dark secrets. Chances are there’s one not too far from you – take a look!
13. Ashwood Hall
Unfortunately, Ashwood Hall is no longer standing. The structure was so beautiful, however, the property of Colonel William Polk, that we simply had to include a photo of it before the home burnt to ash in 1874.
12. Belle Meade Plantation
A popular spot for weddings and now a functioning museum, Belle Meade Plantation makes it extremely easy for you to pay the past a visit.
11. Belmont Mansion
Located in the heart of Nashville, Belmont Mansion lies smack dab in the center of Belmont University.
10. Brabson's Ferry Plantation
Built in 1856, this Boyd's Creek home is located a bit northwest of Sevierville in East Tennessee.
9. Carnton Plantation
Home to the largest Confederate graveyard, Carnton Plantation gives Franklin, Tennessee a solid historical depth that stands tall and strong.
8. Isaac Franklin Plantation
Although no longer considered a historic landmark from the state, this Gallatin gem is sure to get you in a historic state of mind.
7. Northcutt Plantation
Built around 1840, this large house has been on the historic registrar since May 12, 1975.
6. Rattle and Snap
This Columbia mansion is known for its stunning Greek Revival design. Also - did you know that all the brick used for the home was created on the property? Interesting stuff!
5. Rippavilla Plantation
Now a historic museum, you can visit the stunning Rippavilla Plantation on your own to take a chunk out of Tennessee history.
4. The Hermitage
The former home of President Andrew Jackson is open for tours and is a popular tourist and field trip destination.
3. Travellers Rest
This Nashville stunner is absolutely perfect as a wedding venue or for any other kind of event, plus you get a sweet injection of history on the side.
2. Walnut Grove
This gorgeous Mt. Pleasant plantation may look foreboding, but it's truly a sight to behold.
This Sevierville plantation is considered "the best example of a Federal-style building remaining in Sevier County." What a legacy!