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Cannonsburgh Village

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Address: 312 S Front St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-3558
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+1 615-890-0355
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Historic Cannonsburgh Village is located on 6 acres in Murfreesboro, and...

Historic Cannonsburgh Village is located on 6 acres in Murfreesboro, and represents approximately 100 years of rural Tennessee life from the 1830s to the 1930s. The village features a gristmill, schoolhouse, telephone operator’s house, the University House, the Leeman House, a museum, a caboose, the wedding chapel, a doctor’s office, general store, working blacksmith’s shop, a well, and other points of interest, including the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket! The village is open May 1 through Dec. 1, Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 until 4 p.m. The village is closed December through April, although the grounds are open year-round. Guided tours are available for a small fee, but self-guided tours are free. The Visitor Center has a variety of items for sale including crafts from over 20 local artists, postcards, T-shirts, snacks, drinks and souvenirs.

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Great photo shoot

We had family photos taken here and the settings are numerous and so neat. The buildings are in good condition and it is always a joy to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had family photos taken here and the settings are numerous and so neat. The buildings are in good condition and it is always a joy to visit.

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Thank Carol S
sheliahodges H, General Manager at Cannonsburgh Village, responded to this review

thank you for your review. We try hard to keep the grounds and buildings clean. More 

Christiana, Tennessee
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great for people who like the old days and old ways. Free admission and self guided.They have a caboose which the kids loved. The old school house was eye opening for my kids. Great place for pictures. So many different backdrops and settings. I did family and maternity pics here.

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Thank Lilwhit83
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a fascinating place to visit. There is a great deal of history in this area. It is a beautiful park, frequently used by photographers.

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Thank joyousbird
sheliahodges H, Manager at Cannonsburgh Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Cannonsburgh Village. We look forward to seeing you again. The buildings will be closed from December 1-May 1, the grounds are open until dark then we will lock the gates. thanks again. More 

La Vergne, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Cannonsburg Village is a nice little getaway. Many old structures for you and your family to experience and learn about the past.

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sheliahodges H, Manager at Cannonsburgh Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Cannonsburgh Village. We look forward to seeing you again. The buildings will be closed from December 1-May 1, the grounds are open until dark then we will lock the gates. thanks again. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Free museum. Has a bunch of historical buildings from various places in Tennessee all brought together to represent what life was like in TN long ago. Grounds were pretty to walk through, and the inside of the buildings were nice to look at. The only strange thing was when we got there, there were big signs saying "all visitors must... More 

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sheliahodges H, Manager at Cannonsburgh Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. YES we ask everyone to check into the gift shop so we can keep up with the folks that visit each year. We greatly appriecate you checking in with us. More 

Taunton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

During a visit to Murfreesboro Tennessee last week, I had the chance to visit a few local sites the day before my conference began. Cannonsburgh Village was a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of the vast shopping area yet it transported me to a whole different era in history. The period depicted is 1800-1925. The village is... More 

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sheliahodges H, Manager at Cannonsburgh Village, responded to this review

thank you for visiting cannonsburgh village we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place. On the day we visited, a few of the attractions were closed for a wedding. Seems unfair to everyone else

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sheliahodges H, Manager at Cannonsburgh Village, responded to this review

thank you for your review; since we are a free facility the rentals and gift shop are the only two sources of revenue we have. Please call ahead on your next visit and we will let you know if we have a rental or not. We apology for any inconvience this might have caused you with your visit to Cannonsburgh... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I'm not sure why, but I didn't find anything really interesting here. I've seen grist mills before...ones that actually worked and log houses, etc. It was boring and nothing to write home about. The day we went there was a wedding, so some of the buildings we were not allowed to go inside. Also, while we were there, there was... More 

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sheliahodges H, Manager at Cannonsburgh Village, responded to this review

thank you for your review; We are a historical village with OLD Cabins, and take pride in maintaining the village, the grounds etc. the gift shop is local artist that hand make their items and sell in our gift shop. We appreciate your review as we always try to make Cannosnburgh better. More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Neat free (donations accepted) park. Many old buildings with period furniture and tools. Tractor shed with many models, mainly pre 60's. Worth a stop if in the area.

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sheliahodges H, Manager at Cannonsburgh Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Cannonsurgh Village we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Hartwell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our granddaughter took us to tour this early American village when her family was shopping for a house in Murfreesboro, TN. This is a good place to take kids to give them an idea of what it was like to live in Middle Tennessee in the 1800's.

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