Fiddlers Grove Historic Village

One of the fun things to do in Lebanon, TN, is visiting Fiddlers Grove Historic Village, which is situated on the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. The existence of Fiddlers Grove preserves and showcases the history of Wilson County, Tennessee by keeping artifacts, buildings, and oral and written histories. As a visitor, you can easily imagine how the early pioneers lived by visiting a one-room log cabin, a small quaint church, a one-room school, and a blacksmith’s shop used to make farm equipment and cooking utensils. Others include a doctor’s office and the buggy he used to make house calls, an old cobbler’s shop, Sam Houston’s law office, a grist mill, and a 1700s log cabin.

You will also see a funeral home, post office, drug store, hardware store, barbershop, sheriff’s office, jail, sawmill, model train museum, farm equipment museum, caboose, model train museum, train station, and more. Overall, there are more than fifty-five buildings portraying the entire Wilson County. In addition, the Village offers exhibitions, education, interpretation, publications, and hands-on experiences. Step back in time as you stroll through the Grove and experience life in a typical early village where people lived in a one-room log cabin, were educated in a one-room school and worshiped in a small quaint church. Visit a blacksmith’s shop where cooking utensils and farm equipment were made. Visit a doctors office and see the buggy he used to make house call to those in need far and wide. Step into Sam Houston’s law office and visualize Houston sitting at his desk in front of the fireplace. View an old cobbler’s shop and see a 1700’s log cabin and grist mill.

There is also a funeral home, sheriff’s office, jail, drug store, post office, hardware store, barber shop, service station, radio station, sawmill, farm equipment museum, printing office, model train museum, caboose, and train station. There’s an early hospital, telephone museum, electric museum, and Century Farm Museum. Stop by the General Store for a cold drink and relax in a rocking chair on the front porch before you visit the feed and seed store. Along the way enjoy the many small gardens with native plants and pretty flowers cared for by the Master Gardeners as well as other gardeners. There are over fifty-five buildings that represent the entire Wilson County area and each building has a unique story. Why not plan to visit and stay awhile so you can take in all that the Grove has to offer!

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