State Historic Sites Spotlight

Wynnewood State Historic Site

Wynnewood State Historic Site, image courtesy of TN Photographic Services

Welcome to the largest extant log structure in Tennessee! Constructed in 1828, this structure served as a stagecoach inn for travelers along the Nashville-Knoxville Road. Operations at this site continued until the 20th century, as it evolved into a resort. The nearby mineral springs attracted people from all over to take to the waters, in the hopes of health benefits to cure ailments, from indigestion to kidney disease.

On February 5, 2008, Wynnewood State Historic Site suffered major damage from the Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak. In a four-year, $3 million dollar project, the Tennessee Historical Commission and State of Tennessee was able to restore and re-open the site to the public.

Wynnewood State Historic Site is one of 31 sites designated as a National Historic Landmark in Tennessee. The site is operated by Historic Castalian Springs and offers several special events throughout the year. Check out their website for operating hours and current events offered!