Step into your Tennessee ancestors' shoes at these battlefields, parks, museums and plantations..
• Battlefields and Military Parks
More Civil War battles were fought in Tennessee than in any other state besides Virginia. You can see those battlegrounds at the National Park Service-designated Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
near the Tennessee-Georgia border (706-866-9241, <www.nps.gov/chch
>), Fort Donelson National Battlefield
in Dover (931-232-5706, <www.nps.gov/ fodo
>), Shiloh National Military Park
in Shiloh (731-689-5696, <www.nps.gov/ shil
>) and Stones River National Battlefield
in Murfreesboro (615-893 9501, <www.nps.gov/ stri
• Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
During the Battle of Nashville, Union and Confederate soldiers skirmished in the front yard of this 1853 mansion. Tour the house and the surrounding historical buildings.
• Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum