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Whether you’re looking for adventure, history or live music you’ll find it in Maury County, Tennessee.
James K. Polk Home
Tour the home of the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk. Built by his father in 1816 this historic home was the first brick residence in Columbia and has been restored to give visitors a glimpse into the past.
Open for tours daily. Call or visit the web site for more information.
Hours of Operation:
April-October: Monday-Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM; Sunday 1-5.
November-March: Monday-Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM; Sunday 1-5.
Closed January 1st, Thanksgiving Day, December 24th & 25th.
301 W 7th St. Columbia, TN 38401
Located in the heart of Spring Hill, Tennessee just minutes from Columbia, Rippavilla and the Cheairs family have been part of the Spring Hill and Maury County story since the early 1800’s. The Greek Revival-style home that stands today was built in the mid-1850’s by Nat Cheairs, who served as a major in the 3rd Tennessee Infantry during the Civil War. He and his wife, Susan, were one of the wealthiest families in the region, along with families like the Thompsons and the Polks. Large numbers of enslaved people and substantial agricultural production were the bedrock of farms like Rippavilla. During the war, the Battle of Spring Hill unfolded across the property on November 29, 1864.
Open Monday-Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 11 am – 5 pm 5700 Main Street (Highway 31), Spring Hill, TN 37174
Built circa 1835 for Samuel Polk Walker, nephew of President Polk. The home was acquired by the Reverend Frank Gillette Smith and became a private school for girls. The Historic Athenaeum in Columbia, Tennessee is all that remains of two famous girl schools that flourished in the area from the 1830’s until the Great Depression. The same family occupied the home for over 130 years. This historical site is now open for tours and available as a venue for your special event. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 to 4 by appointment. Call or visit the website for more information.
808 Athenaeum Street, Columbia, TN38402
Historic Elm Springs is a Greek revival mansion built in 1837 by Maury County’s master builder, Nathan Vaught. 14-room house detailed from the period. Brand new National Confederate Museum with one of a kind items in gift shop. Home and museum are open Monday through Friday, 9 to 5. Call for more information.
2357 Park Plus Drive, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 380-1844 visitelmsprings.com
Rattle & Snap Plantation
Rattle & Snap Planation is one of the grandest examples of Greek Revival residential architecture in the country. This magnificent estate was built for George Polk, a son of William Polk, who named the property Rattle & Snap after having won the land from the governor of North Carolina in a game of rattle and snap. Four of Polk’s sons built substantial homes on the original track of 5,648 acres. Where the Polk son’s properties joined, the brothers built St. John’s Episcopal Church. Tours are by reservation only. Group Tours can be arranged by the Visitors Bureau.
1522 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474 rattleandsnapplantation.com
Mt Pleasant – Maury County Museum of Local History
Rediscover the history of the “Phosphate Capital of the World” in Mt. Pleasant. This small town of 466 in 1880 boomed to 2007 by 1900. Preserving the Past, Living in the Present, while Teaching Future generations the importance of Knowing their own History. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 to 4:30. Call for more information.
108 Public Square, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
(931) 379-9511 mtpleasantmuseum.com
Greenwood Cemetery is the city of Columbia’s original burial ground. It was created on November 14, 1809, on the northern edge of a bluff over looking the Duck River as the place of burial for the citizens of Columbia. If you walk thru the cemetery you will recognize names like members of President Polk’s family and soldiers dating back to the Revolutionary war are buried here.
North Garden Street, Columbia, TN 38401
Pop Geers Memorial Park
Pop Geers Memorial Park in 1926, this quaint memorial park with a 45-foot granite monument was dedicated in memory of Tennessee’s most famous harness racer, Edward “Pop” Geers. You can walk up to the monument.
West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401
Rosemount Cemetery was established in 1873, serves as a focal point for Maury County’s African American history and the final resting place for many of Columbia’s prominent black citizens and heroes, including members of the United States Colored Troops as well as Dr. J.C. Halfacre, a physician who served as a city alderman, and Isaiah Gholston, a builder and a minister who constructed the Gholston Methodist Church.
Graham Street, Columbia, TN 38401
St John’s Episcopal Church
St. John’s Episcopal Church was built by Leonidas Polk, Missionary Bishop of Southwest, and his three brothers, George, Lucius and Rufus. These cousins of President James K. Polk divided a grant received from their father, Col. William Polk of North Carolina. This is one of the few surviving brick plantation churches remaining in America. In your stroll thru the graveyard here you will find the names of prominent Episcopal leaders as well as Confederate generals.
6497 Trotwood Ave, Columbia, TN 38401
Civil War Trail, St. John’s Church, historic cemeteries…
For more historic sites contact our friendly staff at the Visitors Center in Downtown Columbia. Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM–4PM
302 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401
Puckett’s has built a name on hosting live, local musical acts and serving Southern staples. Authentic comfort food classics, like the meat & 3 specials. Known for famous slow-smoked BBQ, in a laid-back and friendly atmsophere. A community kitchen with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your seat.
15 Public Square, Columbia, TN 38401
Mt. Pleasant Grille
Mt. Pleasant Grille began serving a delicious American and Southern Food in 2007. Before that it was home to many businesses, including Department store, beauty shop, Parlor and Good Year Tire Store, Barnes Drugs and Wrights Pharmacy with a popular soda fountain. The stage upstairs remains today which in the day hosted shows by Grand Ole Opry for up and coming musicians. Today you can still hear great music by songwriters, locals and upcoming musicians while you enjoy great food and beverages.
100 South Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
The Mulehouse is a brand new 55,000 – square foot music and entertainment venue located in downtown Columbia, Tennessee. What makes this venue so unique is how Blair Garner restored the walls of a local historic church even keeping the stain glass windows turning the space into a world class entertainment venue. Visit their website for upcoming events or reserve The Mulehouse for your big event; wedding; reception and more.
812 South High Street, Columbia, TN 38401
Hardison Mill Homestead Hall
The Hall at Hardison Mill Homestead began in 2005 as a 40′ x 70′ barn where Joey and Rory Feek first stored mowers and tractors, then it became a sound stage to film their weekly tv show, then mulitple television specials, and ultimately the concert and private venue and soundstage that it is now. A farm2concert and private event venue in Columbia, Tennessee. An intimate performance venue that seats 300. Visit website to purchase tickets and see scheduled concerts.
4544 Highway 432, Columbia, TN 38401
The coolest vinyl shop around offers live music from bands near and far. Check their site for upcoming events:
24 Public Square, Columbia, TN 38401
Local Wineries and Craft Breweries
Our wineries are known for their award winning vintages. Our breweries are known for their high quality craft brews. All of them are a destination for relaxing in a beautiful setting listening to various music from bluegrass, zydeco, americana, jazz or you just never know what you will experience. Check their schedules online:
Amber Falls Winery and Cellars
794 Ridgetop Rd, Hampshire, TN 38461
Asgard Brewing Company
104 E 5th Street, Columbia, TN 38401
Bad Idea Brewing Company
307 W. 11th Street #6, Columbia, TN 38401
511 N. Main Street, Columbia, TN 38401
Keg Springs Winery
361 Keg Spring Rd, Hampshire, TN 38461
Natchez Hills Vinyard
109 Overhead Bridge Rd, Hampshire, TN 38461
Pickers Creek Winery
1986 New Columbia Hwy, Lewisburg, TN 37091
Taps Off Main
100 W. 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401
616 N. Main Street, Columbia, TN 38401
More Live Music at Venues, Local Restaurants and Pubs
Maury County is continuing to provide live music all year long. listening to various music from bluegrass, zydeco, americana, jazz or you just never know what you will experience. Check their schedules online:
1144 Riverside Drive, Columbia, TN 48401
Southern Tre’ Steakhouse on the Patio
117 W. 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401
Marcy Jo’s Muletown
105 E. 6th Street, Columbia, TN 38401
Rebel Bar & Grill
307 Riverside Drive , Columbia, TN 38401
Fozzy’s Bar & Grill
150 Stephen P. Yokich Pkwy Suite B, Spring Hill, TN 37174
3543 US-431, Columbia, TN 38401
814 S. Main Street, Columbia, TN 38401
102 Depot Street, Columbia, TN 38401
Tenn Pin Alley
Fun for the whole family at Tenn Pin Alley includes our newly renovated Bowling Alley with Laser Tag and a Redemption Arcade.
Kayak the Duck River
The Duck River flows through Maury County much as it did when our ancestors travelled it and is the most biologically diverse river in North America. Unlike many area rivers, the Duck is deep and quick flowing enough for experienced paddlers, but easily managed by beginners. Bring your own boat or rent one here.
River Rat Canoe Rental
Golf and Disc Golf
Graymere Country Club
2100 Country Club Lane, Columbia, TN 38401
Stoneybrook Golf Club
119 Stoneybrook Rd, Columbia, TN 38401
Woodland Park Disc Golf Course
821 W 9th Street, Columbia, TN 38401
Towhee Golf Club
3901 Kedron Rd, Spring Hill, TN 37174
Mt. Pleasant Country Club
7996 Enterprise Rd, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
Henry Horton Golf Course and Disc Golf Course
4358 Nashville Hwy, Chapel Hill TN 37034
Maury County is fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful trails and parks with waterfalls, caves, walking, biking and hiking paths.
Cheeks Bend Bluff – 2 mile trail with bluff vistas, caves overlooking the Duck River
Sowell Mill Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
Chickasaw Trace Park – 300 acres along the Duck River with 8.5 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails
Santa Fe Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
Stillhouse Hollow Falls – 75′ waterfall only 2/3 mile hike from parking area
Hwy 43, Summertown, TN
Kedron Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174
City of Columbia Parks & Recreation
Kedron Walking Park
Kedron Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174
Natchez Trace Parkway
TN Highway 7 intersection (milepost 416) and the US 412 intersection (milepost 391), Columbia, TN Several trails and waterfalls; Gordon House, Baker Bluff Overlook, Fall Hollow Waterfall and Jackson Falls to name a few.
102 Riverside Drive, Columbia, TN 38401
922 Iron Bridge Rd, Columbia, TN 38401
Maury County Parks and Recreation Department
Whether you are seeking the challenge of a 400-plus mile trek on the Natchez Trace Parkway that runs from Maury County to Natchez, Mississippi or want to take an afternoon ride through our scenic backroads, you will experience rolling hills and natural beauty that Tennessee is famous for. The Chickasaw Trace Park, an 8.5 mile mountain bike and hiking trail, is beautifully located on 300 acres of the Duck River and Knob Creek.
Chickasaw Trace Park
Santa Fe Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
Columbia Cycling Club
1116 West 7th Street, PMB 127, Columbia, TN 38401
Hiking and Mountain Bike Park, Newest greenway, a twenty-acre wooded hiking and pupose-built comprehensive mountain bike trail system. Featuring 2.5 miles of beginner, intermediate and advanced single-track trails. Spend an hour and an entire day.
711 Tom Sharp Road, Columbia, TN 38401, next to Fire and Rescue Station #3 on Bear Creek Pike
The Duck River and Williamsport Lakes Management Area offers the angler many opportunities for success. Call for information on fishing seasons and regulations:
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
(615)781-6500 or toll free license information 1-800-648-8798
Williamsport Lakes Concession
Ted’s Sporting Goods
806 South Main Street, Columbia, TN 38401
For more historic sites and adventures check out South Central TN GeoTour. Visit geocaching.com/play/geotours
Enjoy the beautiful backroads of Maury County we look forward to your visit.