Antebellum Architecture

A step back in Time

West Tennessee is filled with a rich history dating back to the 1800s. Wonder around some the most beautifully crafted Antebellum buildings. You can imagine what it was like living during this extravagant period.

Every day trip starts in Memphis at the TN Welcome Center on Riverside Drive and will take you out to explore the surrounding towns and their unique heritage, culture, and history. What hidden treasures will you find?

Stop #1: Victorian Village

680 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38105
5 minutes / 0.9 miles

Located right outside of downtown Memphis is a street filled with eclectic Victorian homes. The Woodruff-Fontaine House is a 2nd Empire French Victorian mansion built in 1870. Built in c. 1852 is the Italianate Villa, Mallory-Neely House. And pop over for a unique experience at the Mollie Fontaine Lounge, a c. 1886, Eclectic Revival home.

Stop #2: Historic Collierville Main Street

125 N. Rowlett St., Collierville, TN 38017
35 minutes / 29.2 miles

This is a wonderful area for shopping, dining & sightseeing. Named Parade Magazines’s Best Main Street 2014, this historic square is filled with boutiques, museums, restaurants, and down-home southern hospitality. Come enjoy and walk the pedestrian friendly streets, lazy park benches and quality shopping.

Stop #3: Historic La Grange

20 Main Street, La Grange, TN 38046
34 minutes / 24.7 miles

Once the Antebellum center of Southern wealth, culture, and education, this town has preserved the majority of its Antebellum architecture. Many homes are private residences, but feel free to wonder through the streets to enjoy the grandeur and history of these homes and buildings.

Stop #4: Davies Manor Plantation

9336 Davies Plantation Road, Bartlett, TN 38133
49 minutes / 41.5 miles

Possibly the oldest house in West Tennessee, this 1807 plantation home sits on a 640-acre Revolutionary War land grant. The 2-story log frontier house is a designated Century Farm and includes Native American mounds.

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