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History Buff’s Day | Nashville Staycation

Today marks the eighth  day of our Nashville Staycation series! In this series we are giving readers a planned themed day out on the town to escape from your jobs, but not spend too much money by going on a vacation.

Today’s theme is History Buff’s Day. This theme is designed for everyone who loves all types of history, but doesn’t want to drive far away to get it.

History Buff’s Day

Breakfast: Garage Coffee Company

Located just a few doors down from the American Picker’s Antique Archaelogy store in Historic Marathon Village, Garage Coffee Company is fairly new to Nashville. If its location in a restored car factory isn’t enough, its custom “Road Rage” coffee is to die for. Complete with a selection of baked goods, sandwiches and salads, Garage Coffee Company has just about everything to kick start a history buff’s day in Nashville.

Garage Coffee Company
1200 Clinton Street
Nashville, TN 37203
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Morning Activity: Fort Negley

A history buff’s day in Nashville wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Fort Negley. Fort Negley was the largest fort built in Nashville by the Union Army during the Civil War and was detrimental to the Union gaining control of Nashville. Fort Negley is a great place to explore what life was like during the Civil War. Guest can walk through the fort and visit the Visitor’s Center to learn more about the Battle of Nashville.

Fort Negley
1100 Fort Negley Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203
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Lunch: Cafe Monell’s

Get the traditional meat and three at Monell’s. With meats that include BBQ ribs, skillet fried chicken, meatloaf and catfish, it is always a tough decision to decide which meat you want for the day. Located in Berry Hill, Monell’s has been a staple of Nashville dining for decades.

Cafe Monell’s
2826 Bransford Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
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Afternoon Activity: Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation was built in 1820 by John Harding. Harding originally housed his thoroughbred racing horse collection on the property. The Civil War interrupted Harding’s racing business but after the war he continued racing until he turned to horse breeding as his business. The plantation was visited by presidents, top generals and many others.=

Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
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Dinner: Stock-Yard Restaurant

For dinner after a great day of exploring history in Nashville, check out the Stock-Yard Restaurant. Rated one of the best steakhouses in the country, Stock-Yard will be sure to quench your appetite. Located in a historic building in Nashville, this dinner will take you back into the past. A fun fact about the place is the video for Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins’ hit Hillbilly Bone was shot in Stock-Yard.

Stock-Yard Restaurant
901 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
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Evening Activity: Grand Ole Opry

A historic day in Nashville would not be complete without a trip to the Grand Ole Opry. Even though it is now located in a new building, the same feeling of history still accompanies the experience. With the part of the original flooring, the ghosts of country music superstars past can still be felt when the country music superstars of today take the stage.

Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
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