Nashville Local Events

Our high quality of life, creative culture, low tax rates, and industry leadership in healthcare, technology, education, and music makes Nashville one of the best places to start, grow or relocate a business. These are also the reasons so many of us have made Nashville our home. It has a vibrant arts community for both the visual and performing arts. And, if you are looking to hear great music, you are in the right city!

Nashville was settled on Christmas Day in 1779, and Tennessee became a state in 1796. The city became the Tennessee state capital from 1812-1815 and then permanently in 1843.

Major Historic Sites

  • The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson
  • Belle Meade Plantation is an 1853 Greek-Revival mansion with winery, horse stables, carriage house, dairy and slave cabins.
  • Belmont Mansion is the largest house museum in Tennessee and the nineteenth century home of Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen Cheatham.
  • Travellers Rest is a historic plantation built in 1799 by John Overton, prominent judge & political advisor to Andrew Jackson. It is the oldest house in Nashville open to the public.
  • Fisk University is a historically black university founded in 1866 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The 40-acre campus is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Courtesy of Nashville.gov