Memorial Day in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Honoring our Nation's Heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday where we remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. There are many locations in Nashville and Middle Tennessee where you can celebrate the true reason for the Memorial Day holiday.

Visit the Tennessee State Capitol to view the statue of Andrew Jackson, our nation’s 7th president, and Sgt. Alvin C. York, a hero during World War I. There is a World War II Memorial at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The Tennessee State Museum offers visitors a glimps into Nashville and middle Tennessee's role in our country's history.

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Memorial Day in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Remember those that have sacrificed this Memorial Day

By visiting the War Memorial Auditorium which was built as a tribute to the many Tennesseans who died during World War I. The plaza of War Memorial Auditorium has two sculptures that pay honor to those lost during the Vietnam War and the Korean War. Inside the War Memorial Building, is the Military History Branch of the Tennessee State Museum.Exhibits deal with America's overseas conflicts, beginning with the Spanish-American War in 1898 and ending with World War II in 1945.

Ideas for Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend in Nashville

We want to thank and honor those who served and sacrificed so that we may enjoy life and liberty in this great country,

Enjoy Acres Of Excitement Including Over 75 Activities For All Ages!
• Petting Farm • Mega Slides • Hay Rides • Duck Races • Jumping Balls • Fish Pond • Tractor Train • Tire Mountain • Kiddie Mazes • Corn Box

Lucky Ladd's Petting Farm
4374 Rocky Glade Road
37060 Eagleville , TN
Phone: (615) 274-3786

Nashville Shores features more than a million gallons of fun. Experience the all-new Kowabunga Beach, a massive, four-story water treehouse and sprayground.

Nashville Shores
4001 Bell Road
37076 Hermitage , TN

The Hermitage is a historical plantation and museum was home to Andrew Jackson the 7th President to the United States.

The Hermitage
4580 Rachels Ln
37076 Hermitage , TN
Phone: (615) 889-2941

Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum is one of the most unique historic homes in the Nashville, Tennessee area. The home, built by Judge John Overton was completed in 1799 - just three years after Tennessee gained statehood.

Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
636 Farrell Parkway
37220 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 832-8197

Open: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
37243 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 741-2692

From two American Presidents to socialites at soirées, Historic Carnton Plantation has been a gathering place for ladies and gentlemen over the last two centuries.

Carnton Plantation
1345 Eastern Flank Circle
37064 Franklin , TN
Phone: (615) 794-0903

Nature Cruises and Private Pontoon Parties on the Cumberland River and Cheatham Lake, just 35 minutes northwest of Nashville in Ashland City, TN

Riverbluff Park
175 Old Cumberland
37015 Ashland City , TN
Phone: 615-385-7007

Follow the life of one of Tennessee’s most influential 19th century characters, Judge John Overton. The historic house represents in detail his family, his ventures, and the friendships he built before his death in 1833.

Travellers Rest Plantation
636 FARRELL PARKWAY
37220 Nashville , TN
Phone: 866-832-8197

Nashville's Bicentennial Mall State Park is a beautiful park full of Tennessee history. Located directly behind the state capital building and next to the Nashville farmers market there is lots of parking and often events.

Bicentennial Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Pkwy
37243 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 741-5280

The Fort Negley Visitors Center is a historical education and outdoor recreation center of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation. Fort Negley is a place where people and history come together.

Fort Negley Visitors Center and Park
1100 Fort Negley Blvd.
37203 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 862-8470

The War Memorial Auditorium is a 2,000-seat performance hall located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is located across the street from, and is governed by, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and is also adjacent to the Tennessee State Capitol

War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave N
37243 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 782-4030

Monday thru Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Carter House Guided Tours

The Carter House
1140 Columbia Ave
37064 Franklin , TN
Phone: (615) 791-1861

Belle Meade Plantation offers multiple tours for our visitors. Whether you’re touring with a few friends, a group, a classroom, a business or organization, we have planned fun and exciting ways for you to spend your day at Belle Meade.

Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Pike
27205 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 356-0501 ext. 125

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