So Much to Do You Might Need to Stay Another Day!

  • Stop in the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, which features a Civil War timeline, electric car charging station, and touch-screen interactive directories for lodging, dining, and attractions. Pick up maps and brochures to help you plan your visit.
  • Hike, swim, boat or fish at Percy Priest Lake at Long Hunter State Park, featuring 265 miles of shoreline.

  • Walk where Civil War soldiers fought and died, at Stones River National Battlefield, a 650-acre national park and cemetery that commemorates this fierce Civil War battle where 81,000 soldiers fought.

  • Visit the Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation – the boyhood home of a Confederate hero who was hanged at the age of 21.

  • Stroll Murfreesboro’s historic downtown square—the square surrounds the historic courthouse and features unique shops, restaurants, and a flashback to earlier times. The square was the location for Martina McBride’s award-winning “Independence Day” music video, as well as an Emmy-winning Monday Night Football video, shot by ABC.

  • Gather with friends and family at the ultra cool Fountains at Gateway for dining, events, live music and special events.

  • Get a glimpse of pioneer days at Cannonsburgh Village, which features a gristmill, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, log home, church, general store, and working blacksmith’s shop, as well as a large collection of antique farm equipment.

  • Enjoy lunch at Miller’s Grocery, an antique-filled country café located in Christiana that features Southern home-cooking at its finest! Taste homemade entrees and award-winning desserts and enjoy the atmosphere of this quaint local favorite.
  • Visit Oaklands Mansion — an antebellum home that was caught in the crossfire of the Civil War.

  • Get a free, guided walking tour of the historic square through the Heritage Center.
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