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“Step back in history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cannonsburgh Village

Cannonsburgh Village
312 S Front St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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Owner description: Historic Cannonsburgh Village is located on 6 acres in Murfreesboro, and represents approximately 100 years of rural Tennessee life from the 1830s to the 1930s. The village features a gristmill, schoolhouse, telephone operator’s house, the University House, the Leeman House, a museum, a caboose, the wedding chapel, a doctor’s office, general store, working blacksmith’s shop, a well, and other points of interest, including the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket! The village is open May 1 through Dec. 1, Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 until 4 p.m. The village is closed December through April, although the grounds are open year-round. Guided tours are available for a small fee, but self-guided tours are free. The Visitor Center has a variety of items for sale including crafts from over 20 local artists, postcards, T-shirts, snacks, drinks and souvenirs.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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“Step back in history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

This village is set in the original site of our city, Very authentic setting of life pre civil war. This also is the site of several annual events and home of the 'Uncle Dave Macon Days' a celebration of the roots of country music. Held in July over 40,000 visitors and it is such a great party. Vendors with fabulous food and so many arts and craftsman. Every where you look is a small group picking and singing. This is a great festival especially for the whole family. $5 per person children free during Uncle Dave Macon Days.

Come other times and there is no admission and it is operated as a city park.

Visited July 2011
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

I have been here several times and find it a great place for a picnic, or a slow stroll.My son will be married in the old chirch in mid July and we are going to use the old house next door for the reception. plenty of porch space and also a full kitchen. Should be a beautiful day.

Visited August 2010
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Smyrna, TN
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“Neat place to browse & picnic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2007

Wonderful place to go over & over again. My kids love to go for a picnic. My family loves to go to all the festivities there also (Uncle Dave Macon days, Harvest festival...) & it's free!

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“A Wonderful Way To Experience Life In The 1900's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2005

On October 22, 2005, I visited Cannonsburgh Village for the 4th time since I moved here from Michigan. I took my 3 grandchildren along to enjoy the village and they just loved it. They were fascinated to watch the blacksmith using the forge to shape and repair his metal tools. We watched the farmer shear the sheep and then watched a lady spinning the wool on her loom. The Wild West Posse show was fun to watch as the cowboys and sheriff "shot it out" with each other. The spokesman for the group admonished the children about the hazard of guns and warned them to never pick up or touch a firearm, but to go and tell an adult. The clogging performances were wonderful as each team performed in colorful costumes and executed quick steps. There was a young fella making soap with lye and pork fat. He told me that pork fat was better than beef fat because it has more glycerin in it. There were dulcimer musicians to entertain after the cloggers were finished. There were also ladies selling homeade canned goods like pickled pig feet, pickled okra, pickled green beans and all sorts of jellies and jams. Anyone who enjoys the country and old fashioned log cabins would enjoy Cannonsburgh Village.

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