History and Heritage

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Crockett Tavern Museum

Address: 2002 Morningside Dr.
Phone: 423-587-9900
Hours: May-October, Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Price: $5

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014, this replica of the boyhood home of American frontiersman and Tennessee native son, Davy Crockett, contains artifacts from Davy’s childhood, and tells the story of this legendary figure. Davy’s Trading Post on the grounds of the museum offers a variety of Crockett and pioneer-related items for sale in the gift shop. Items include books, posters, prints, coloring books, coonskin caps, pins, postcards, note cards, pencils, specialty food items, and other seasonal items subject to availability. The museum hosts several special events throughout the season.

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Bethesda Church & Cemetery

Address: 4990 Bethesda Road

Phone: 423-438-0968

Hours: Daylight Hours

Price: Free

A stop on the Tennessee Civil War Trails, Bethesda Church, a quaint old building with high-backed pews and an enclosed pulpit, is one of the oldest churches in this section of the state. The church was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers by both the Union and Confederate armies and for a short time. Along with graves dating back to the 1700’s, there are approximately 82 unknown soldiers buried in the cemetery. A kiosk is located on the site providing information about the Civil War as well as local history of the Lakeway area. Bethesda Church still hosts an occasional worship service.

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General Longstreet’s Headquarters Museum

Address: 5915 E. Andrew Johnson Highway

Phone: 423-438-0968

Hours: March–mid-December, Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM– 5:00 PM; groups year-round by appointment.

Price: $5

The historic Nenney House was occupied during the winter of 1863-64 by General James Longstreet. The house has been painstakingly restored by the Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association to serve as a museum and is the centerpiece of the Civil War Trail in the Lakeway area. The adjacent gift shop also contains an excellent Tennessee Civil War history reference library as well as Civil War related souvenirs and publications. The museum hosts several living history events annually and the Christmas at the General’s event on the second Sunday in December.

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Historic Downtown Morristown

Address: 174 W. Main St. Sky Mart level

Phone: 423-312-1476

Morristown’s National Register Historic District is the home of the only overhead sidewalk system in the United States. Known as the Sky Mart, you’ll find an entrepreneur and business incubator center, residences and the offices of Crossroads Downtown Partnership, the city’s official Main Street organization on this level. The street level is lined with a multitude of antique, specialty and clothing boutiques in addition to outstanding eateries, a sweet shop and a bakery, and several service businesses. The Morristown farmers market is located within the district and is one of the few markets operating six days a week March through December.