3894 Nashville Rd
Franklin, KY 42134
Phone: (270) 586-3291
Fax: (270) 586-9949
Located in the historic old jail, this facility contains an extensive collection of records and documents from the old circuit and county courts. A genealogical library and genealogical collection contains family history files, old scrapbooks, manuscripts, maps, pictures, local history files, and memorabilia from several Kentucky and Tennessee counties. Tours are available.
Located in the unique pre-Civil War Octagon Hall, the only eight-sided brick building in Kentucky, this museum contains an abundance of Confederate information and documents in its archives.
Located in Cottontown, Tennessee, King Homestead is a charming home built in 1798 by William King. The reason behind William King’s idea of constructing a log home was quite touching. He wanted it to be his first home after his marriage to Caroline Hassell. For over a century, this place has remained in the King family. Now called New Moon Farm, it is home to Floyd T. and Sally Geer since 1958, and has undergone renovation as well as features on the National Register of Historic Places.
Spread over 9.5 acres (3.8 ha) of land, the South Union Shakertown Historic District is a beautiful historic site that features multiple styles and designs of architecture. The place is a great visit area that helps learn about the shaker way of life. With several structures, museum, unique gift shops, overnight lodges, etc. the district is a perfect tourist attraction and an educational institution that has preserved the beauty of Shaker, it's landscapes, folk life and also it's material culture.
Lost River Archaeological Cave is a subterranean cavern in the town of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The seven mile long grotto is a natural formation and boat tours are available for visitors who wish to explore this cave. This tourist attraction is also home to two happening entertainment venues that hosts variety of events and functions.
The Rose Mont stands stern in the Gallatin vicinity of Sumner County, Tennessee. It was constructed in 1842 by renowned Judge Joseph Conn Guild. It finely exemplifies the Greek Revival and Palladian style of architecture. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, it is open to visitors and can also be hired for private events.
Wynnewood State Historic Area or Castalian Springs includes what is probably Tennessee‘s biggest log construction that is still in existence. Built in 1828, the building was formerly a stagecoach inn. Designated as National Historic Landmark, it is also listed under the National Register of Historical Places.
The Confederate Monument of Bowling Green is one of the 61 Civil War monuments in Kentucky that has been added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Located in the older section of the Fairview Cemetery, the white limestone obelisk was built in 1875 and is towers at 30 feet (9.14 meters). Adorned with an etched Confederate flag and various reliefs on its sides, the statue was erected due to George B. Payne's efforts. Encircling the monument are the many graves of the fallen soldiers, some of whom are unnamed.
Peek-A-Boo Playtown offers children up to age eleven a great place to pretend, imagine and explore. Located in the Streets of Indian Lake shopping area, it provides a break for busy parents who need a few minutes to relax while their children explore a wide variety of play areas and imaginative spaces that contain climbing toys, a train table, a doll house, hot wheels cars, and dinosaurs as well as a child-sized grocery store, schoolhouse, kitchen, firehouse and hardware store. A separate play area is available for small children. Parents can enjoy free WiFi, a current magazine and comfortable seating while their children play and explore. -Lynn-nore Chittom
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church is a historic church located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The church building was constructed in 1870 using a mix of architectural styles such as Gothic, High Victorian Gothic and Italianate. The church property also includes a cemetery. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Madison Creek Farms covers 38 acres of farmland just north of Nashville in the rolling countryside of Sumner County. The farm specializes in both floral production as well as vegetables, herbs and eggs. The farm market is open to the public on weekends, and guests can purchase fresh flowers, organically grown vegetables and herbs, free-range eggs and a variety of homemade goods from the FarmHouse Kitchen including pies, jams and pickles. Madison Creek Farms also includes a large kids play area, a petting zoo and seasonal offerings such as pumpkins. Local residents should check out the farm's Crop Share Association for delicious seasonal produce. - Lynn-nore Chittom
Italianate home of Atwood and Juliet "Julia" van Meter Hobson, was so named because of its proximity to the Barren River. Construction of the hilltop home began in the late 1850s, but was temporarily halted by the Civil War. The partially completed home became a munitions magazine while the Confederates held Bowling Green during the winter of 1861-62. Riverview was finally completed in 1872. Riverivew is a historic house museum with tours and special events throughout the year.