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Whether you’re looking for adventure, history or live music you’ll find it in Maury County.


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
(931) 388-2354

Rippavilla Plantation

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
(931) 486-9037

The Athenaeum

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. Open Thursday- Saturday 10 to 4. Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. Call or visit the website for more information.

808 Athenaeum Street, Columbia, TN38402
(931) 381-4822

Elm Springs

Elm Springs is a Greek revival mansion built in 1837 by Maury County’s master builder, Nathan Vaught. Home and gift shop open Monday through Friday, 9 to 5. Call for more information.
740 Mooresville Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
(800) 380-1896

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. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 to 4:30. Call for more information.
108 Public Square, Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
(931) 379-9511

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; Saturday 9am-12pm
302 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 375-4106



A community kitchen with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your seat.
15 Public Square, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 490-4550

Bistro 822

A live music venue featuring local bands, regional bands, performers and songwriters on stage Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The best made from scratch burgers and onion rings are a bonus.
822 South Main Street, Columbia, TN 38401

Variety Records

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
(931) 982-6212

Local Wineries

Our wineries are not only known for their award winning vintages, they are a destination for relaxing in a beautiful setting listening to 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
(931) 285-0088

Keg Springs
361 Keg Spring Rd, Hampshire, TN 38461
(931) 285-0589

Natchez Hills Vinyard
109 Overhead Bridge Rd, Hampshire, TN 38461
(931) 285-2500

Pickers Creek Winery
1986 New Columbia Hwy, Lewisburg, TN 37091
(615) 969-1013



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.

(931) 381-2695

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.
Higher Pursuits

River Rat Canoe Rental

Tennessee Paddler


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
(931) 375-6103

Stillhouse Hollow Falls – 75′ waterfall only 2/3 mile hike from parking area
Hwy 43, Summertown, TN

City of Columbia Parks & Recreation

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
(931) 375-6103

Columbia Cycling Club
1116 West 7th Street, PMB 127, Columbia, TN 38401


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

Golf, hunting, skeet shooting, spelunking and more…

For more historic sites contact our friendly staff at the Visitors Center in Downtown Columbia. Hours: Wednesday – Friday 8AM–4PM
302 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 381-7176


Maury County is pleased to be a part of the South Central Tennessee GeoTour that includes 13 counties in South/Middle Tennessee! Geocaching is a free, real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online. You will find the caches hidden at historic sites, our parks and business partners in the area. Enjoy the beautiful backroads of Maury County while having an adventure! For more information on the South Central Tennessee GeoTour please visit