Historic Collinsville
Historic Collinsville
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Historic Collinsville pioneer settlement shows the story of life in rural Tennessee from 1830-1870. The authentic period furnishings and artifacts in 18 restored log homes and outbuildings chronicle life before and after the Civil War. Scattered throughout the 40-acre grounds are picnic areas and walking trails. A wildlife center houses several examples of natural Tennessee flora and fauna. Open Saturday 10a.m.-5p.m. and Sunday 1-5p.m. May-October and by appointment for groups of 6 or more. Historic Collinsville's season runs May through October with special events, including a Fall Pilgrimage, Spring Homecoming, Candlelight Christmas, taking place throughout the year.
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kd5d
White Bluff, TN33 contributions
Family
I had never heard about this before last weekend It was such a surprise The people were so nice. There was so much history to absorb. I will be going back again!
Written May 20, 2013
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Kathy M
Cunningham, TN14 contributions
Travel back in time to Collinsville. See the way people lived during this era. Experience life as it was on the farm, school, and church during the 1800's.
Written March 13, 2017
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MaryannF650
Clarksville, TN1,387 contributions
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My husband and I decided to take a nice country drive to the beautiful Historic Collinsville, an authentic high-quality museum. It was a very relaxing drive and a pleasant experience. Not very far from Clarksville, TN. We were graciously greeted by a very knowledgeable lady who made us feel "at home" The visitors center has lots of information and a nice small gift shop. It is open May 15 to October 15 Thursday through Sun day 1p.m. to 5p.m. You can take a self-guided tour for $5 but group and school tours are also available. A picture tour map is available outlining each historic area. There are 13 such areas. #1 is the 1830s Weakley Visitor Center, #2 the wagon shed, #3 the Baggett smokehouse, #4 the corn crib, #5, the 1842 Lewis house, #6, the ball dog-trot house, #7 the Powers smokehouse, #8 the Powers washouse, #9 the loom house, #10 farm tools, #11 Wildwood church and school, #12 the tobacco patch and #13 the Vertrees tobacco barn. This is a wonderful photo op. Although we are not history buffs and did not take the tour, we had a great time walking around and taking beautiful pictures.
Written August 5, 2015
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Linda J
Clarksville, TN1 contribution
Family
We saw the video on their web site but our visit was not like the video. All the buildings were locked so you could only walk past them. The main house had a sign on the steps so you could not go to the boys room. You can view the living room and kitchen from the door. The girls room was not accessible and the main bedroom was so dark you could see very little of the room. It may be better if there is some sort of event taking place but on an average day...everyone in our group was disappointed and wished we had done something else.
Written July 11, 2014
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Jay P
211 contributions
Solo
The best old homestead I've ever seen and I've seen a lot researching for my log home business. Off the beaten path in the country where it should be. So peaceful I jumped a pair of spotted fawns out of bed looking at the cabins.
Written June 28, 2015
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Lakestream
Columbus, GA5 contributions
Visiting the log cabins is a great way to spend 2-3 hours and see life in a simpler, but more difficult era. Very interesting to roam about at one's leisure. Great places for picnics.
Written August 11, 2013
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parisbear
Redding300 contributions
Family
Very fun. Walking through trees to outbuildings of yesteryear. $5.00 admission. Sweet docents. Good activity for school children. Can't enter the buildings but you can see through most Windows. Worth the trip!
Written September 25, 2016
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Historic Collinsville is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM