MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Cannonsburgh, the original name for Murfreesboro, is a reconstructed Southern Village representing pioneer life through historical artifacts and buildings.
Construction of Cannonsburgh began in 1974 as part of the national effort to celebrate the American Revolution Bicentennial. It was organized as a living museum depicting life in a Southern village during 1800-1925. The museum placed in the top 16 of the Bicentennial projects and received a $75,000 award. The money received from this award was used to buy and move buildings from the Mid-South.
Visitors can do a walking tour of the village. The village contains numerous attractions for guest to enjoy including: a toll bridge, visitor’s center and gift shop, grist mill, one room schoolhouse, an early 1900s telephone building, soap making ash hopper, town hall, late 1700s flatboat, 1776-1876 museum, doctor’s office, country store and blacksmith shop. See the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket at Cannonsburgh Village as well.
Self-guided tours of the village are free. Cannonsburgh is opened 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday during late April to Dec. 1. The grounds are open year-round.
Cannonsburgh is located at 312 South Front Street, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
For more information, call 615-890-0355 or Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department at (615) 890-5333.