Rutherford County Courthouse
Located in downtown Murfreesboro, the Rutherford County Courthouse is one of six remaining Tennessee courthouses built before the Civil War. Maintaining a historic interior and exterior, this courthouse is a popular stop on a tour of Murfreesboro's historic sites.
Stones River National Battlefield
The Stones River National Battlefield was the site of the battle between the Confederate and the Union army on December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863. Today, this 600 acre (243 ha) battlefield consists of the Stones River National Cemetery and the Hazen Brigade Monument, which is believed to be the oldest, intact Civil War monument still standing in its original location. Besides engaging in Civil War history, visitors can birdwatch, fish, hike and bike in this park.
Oaklands Historic House Museum
Located in a historic Italianate home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this property was once the center of a large plantation. Today the building is home to the Oaklands Historic House Museum, which is filled with historic furniture, photographs and other artifacts.
Once known as Cannonsburgh, Murfreesboro is home to Cannonsburgh Village, a living-history museum that is a reconstructed Southern-style village. Depicting early Southern life, this museum features a one-room schoolhouse, a large collection of antique farm equipment and a log home, among many other attractions.