CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Historic Collinsville, a pioneer settlement that offers interactive experiences on life in the 1800s, celebrates its closing day of the regular touring season with Fall Pilgrimage 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20.
Fall Pilgrimage showcases spinners, weavers, children’s games, hayrides, pumpkins, make-and-take crafts, craft vendors, food and live bluegrass music throughout the day.
Historic Collinsville is an off-the-beaten-path pioneer settlement, first opened in 1974, that gives “hands-on” experience about life in the 1800s. There are 18 historical structures, each filled with authentic period furnishings dating from 1830-1870 that show a glimpse of life before and after the Civil War. The beautiful 40-acre rural location about 15 miles south of Clarksville where the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Iroquois, and Shawnee Indians traveled and where the soldiers of the North and South met, now hosts events around the year.
Additionally, docents will take guests on guided tours during Candlelight Christmas Dec. 14-15. Experience homes and structures decorated for the holidays. Stroll through the earliest first home or Lewis House, a two-room primitive pre-Civil War dwelling, explore the expansive dogtrot house, and see the smokehouse, church/schoolhouse, wildlife center and more. Tours depart every half hour 4-8 p.m. from the Visitor Center.
Historic Collinsville is open for self-guided tours 1-5 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays April 25 through Oct. 19. Regular admission is $7, children younger than five are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Special event day admission is $10 for adults; $7 for children ages 6-12.
For more information, visit www.historiccollinsville.com or call Linda Ebel at 931-245-4344.
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