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“A step back in time”

Historic Mansker's Station Frontier Life Center
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Owner description: This fort, built in 1779, is staffed by costumed staff who explain the history of the region's earliest settlement.
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Mansker's Station is like a window into the 1700's. The well kept grounds, the period structures and the people bring this place to life. While you are there ask alot of questions the folks there don't just go through the motions they know what, how and why they are doing it, including the kids that were working there! Me, the wife, 2 tweens, and grandparents spent the better part of a day taking it all in. We packed a picknic lunch, found a tall tree, and enjoyed the weather. Set aside at least 2 hours of your day to get the highlights, we took about 4 hours + lunch and enjoyed every minute of it ! Make shure you donate to keep the station going !

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

These authentic log structures show you first hand what pioneer life must have been like.

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Look at their schedule for special events. Or stop by anytime to get a feel for the past.

Thank Mommytripper
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

Just north of Nashville, TN, this small living history museum is worth a stop. It has only a few employees to help you understand what life was like in the early days of the settlement of middle tennessee. Don't let that discourage you from making the short drive to this very enjoyable exhibit operated by the city of Goodlettesville. There are six log structures and a fortress built by the staff to replicate what the original mansker station would have looked. Families will enjoy it because kids can touch all of the artifacts can be touched and you can climb the stairs to the upper rooms. At various times that have blacksmith live exhibits and other activites that would have been done by those living at the station. The ticket price includes a small but informative museum on Tennessee's role in the civil war and a tour of the Bowen house. Built in the late 1700's long before the civil war period, this house is well appointed with artifacts that depict how the house probably appeared during the time it was occupied. If your are lucky enough to be toured by Mack as we were, you will enjoy a very informative and delightful visit. He was a true joy. To enjoy your visit to the max, ask lots of questions, exam the artifacts and just have a great time. If you enjoy wine tasting, ask directions to the nearby Long Hollow winery.
The fortress is wheelchair accessible but you will be crossing over a grassy area.

Thank Tennessee50plus
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

we loved meeting all the actors and learning what life was like

Thank Yvonne S
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