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Tennessee

This portion of the Parkway map will help you plan your visit in Tennessee.
 
A cabin constructed in the style of the early 1800's.

A log cabin houses interpretive displays on the life of Meriwether Lewis.

NPS Photo

When you visit the Meriwether Lewis Monument at milepost 385.9, you can learn more about the life of one of America's great explorers. Inside a cabin constructed in the style of the period, you will find interpretive displays that tell about the life of Lewis. In addition to the monument and cabin, the Meriwether Lewis area has a campground, picnic area, and hiking trails. The campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Download the Meriwether Lewis brochure to learn more about his life.

 
tall waterfall, Fall Hollow, copyright nps/marc muench

One of multiple small waterfalls at Fall Hollow.

Photo by Marc Muench

If you are interested in waterfalls, you will want to take a short walk on the Fall Hollow Trail at milepost 391.9. A five minute walk will take you to a viewing platform to see a small waterfall. Those interested in continuing on will be rewarded with numerous small cascades.

 
Tobacco drying in a barn.

The tobacco barn shows how tobacco is dried, and interpretive exhibits give more information on how tobacco is grown. 

NPS Photo

The Tobacco Farm and Old Trace Drive at milepost 401.4 is a great place to get off the main road and get on the Old Trace. The Tobacco Farm provides information about growing and drying tobacco. The two mile drive on the Old Trace has spectacular views of the forest, and is one of two places you can be on the "Old Trace" without walking. This one-way drive allows visitors to travel south to north, and is not suitable for RV's.
 
Jackson Falls, copyright nps/marc muench

The waterfall named after Andrew Jackson can be reached by a short, moderately strenuous trail.

Photo by Marc Muench

The short but steep trail at milepost 404.7 takes visitors to views of Jackson Falls, making it one of the most popular walks along the parkway. After dropping down 900 feet in elevation on a paved trail, you will find yourself in a small gorge. Your return trip will be a bit more strenuous, but well worth the effort. There are picnic tables at the trailhead, as well as a short trail to Baker Bluff Overlook.

 
The double-arched bridge at Birdsong Hollow.  copyright nps/marc muench

This view of the double arched bridge is from Tennessee Highway 96. 

Photo by Marc Muench

Birdsong Hollow at milepost 438 provides views of the double-arched bridge which rises 155 feet above the valley below. The bridge received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995.

Did You Know?

Emblem of the Daughters of the American Revolution

The Mississippi Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) played a vital role in the preservation of the Natchez Trace by placing markers in each Mississippi county the old trace passed through.