History

MetroCenter dates back to 1971, when plans for its development were unveiled. Years later, the business park finally hit its stride — here’s the story from its conception to today.
What were Nashvillians doing on Leap Days in 1928, 1952, and 1964? We dug through the archives to find out.
We’re diving into the fourth installation of Metro’s Old House Series and uncovering the history of revival-style homes in Nashville, as well as where to find some for sale today.
Meatloaf, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans... the options are endless at these 22 meat-and-threes in the Nashville area.
Nashville has 200+ years of history. In this guide, we’re diving into the city’s oldest streets and how they got their names.
From local restaurants and shops to a focus on outdoor recreation, there’s more to Gallatin than meets the eye.
The new addition is said by leaders to be Williamson County’s first interactive exhibition space dedicated to telling its comprehensive countywide history.
Let’s visit another popular architectural style in Nashville — the Neoclassical home, popularized at the turn of the century.
From dustings to blizzards, here are some snowtable fast facts about Nashville’s history with snow days.
These local hangouts might be gone, but they are far from forgotten. We asked you which defunct Nashville businesses you miss most, and here’s what you had to say.
Let’s get down to quiz-ness. How many of the 20 facts did you already know?
Taking it back to the oldest style, let’s explore what makes Victorian Era homes still seen in Nashville today so unique.
Step back in time to Nashville’s best-kept secret (bars) inspired by the Prohibition era speakeasies that populated cities in the past.
The mobile-exclusive passports help you explore Franklin, TN through curated lists of attractions, retailers, and restaurants.
We’re handing you the keys to the first part of our newest real estate series unpacking the history of historic architecture styles found in Nashville.
WeGo Transit held a renaming ceremony to officially honor the late Elizabeth Duff.
At Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens, this revitalized Williamson County property will be a destination for art, history, education, and green spaces.
That castle-like structure on Cockrill Bend is actually the former Tennessee State Prison, which closed 31 years ago. Let’s take a closer look at the development then and now.
Mt. Juliet is a thriving city in neighboring Wilson County with abundant shopping and dining destinations.
Learn more about this historic cemetery south of downtown through public tours.
The 1800s saloon debuts following the recent openings of two other Icon Entertainment & Hospitality ventures — Sinatra Bar & Lounge and Southern Turf Lofts.
Johnny Cash used JC Unit One for just over two decades from 1980 to 2003.
Nashville Queer History, in partnership with Jackie Shane’s family, raised funds to see that the Nashville native and rhythm and blues singer’s marker is made and placed in North Nashville by the first half of 2024.
Plus, travel to other areas of the state with builds inspired by attractions in Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.
Do you remember the 21st night of September? Join us on a trip down memory lane to see what Nashvillians were up to this week throughout the years.
Whether you’re a history buff, art aficionado, or budding scientist, these museums in Nashville, TN have plenty to explore.
Even before the Grand Ole Opry House, there was Opryland USA — a different source of entertainment that put Music City on the map.
Consider these our Hollywood signs.
Before your neighborhood branch opened, NPL brought books to you via reading rooms, booketerias, and a library on wheels service.
As it turns out, Music City might have had several opportunities to earn its stripes notes before the name really stuck.
Explore Music City through its history, food, drink, and art on these tours.
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