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Tennessee National Parks

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Preserves two homes, tailor shop, and grave site of the 17th President, who served from 1865 to 1869. Virtual visitor center includes chronology and suggested readings.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states. The 293-mile segment in Tennessee traverses Cherokee National Forest, ascending to the high country of the North Carolina-Tennessee state line.

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River includes a wide range of natural and historical features and offers a range of recreational opportunities.

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

The first national military park honors Civil War soldiers that fought for control of Chattanooga in 1863. Includes sections on both sides of the Georgia/Tennessee border.

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

First major victory for the Union Army in the Civil War occurred here in February of 1862 under the command of Ulysses S. Grant. National Cemetery adjoins the park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains is the nation's busiest park with more than nine million visitors every year. It covers 800 square miles of mountainous land and preserves some of the world's most stunning deciduous forests.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Historic route generally follows the old Indian trace, or trail, between Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi.

Obed Wild & Scenic River

Forty-five miles of free-flowing streams including the Obed River, Clear Creek, Daddy's Creek and Emory River have created some of the most rugged scenery in the southeast.

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail travels through VA, TN, NC & SC, retracing the route of patriot militia as they tracked down the British.

Shiloh National Military Park

Scene of April 6-7, 1862 battle involving more than 100,000 Union and Confederate troops, during which nearly 24,000 were killed, wounded, or missing.

Stones River National Battlefield

Civil War battle that took place at Stones River between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863 allowed the Union army to control middle Tennessee.

Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail

Come on a journey to remember and commemorate the survival of the Cherokee people despite their forced removal from their homelands in the Southeastern United States in the 1830s.

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