Due to unexpected circumstances, Wynnewood will be
reopening Friday April 12th
Wynnewood State Historic Area
The work to the Visitor Center and new parking lot is complete. Consequently, we are now in the process of setting up our gift shop in this new space. The Tennessee Historical Commission will also be providing new site signage, making this operational change easier for visitors to navigate. Work on the Wynne Family/Slave Life exhibit is still underway. When completed, this exhibit will be a great learning tool and also help tell a better story of the family and what life was like during the nineteenth century. It will be one more way for us to educate the visiting public. 2013 promises to be a year of continued, positive growth. I look forward to serving as the site director during this exciting time in the history of Wynnewood.
A.R. Wynne received guests at Wynnewood throughout
his lifetime. By the 1840s he had built a row of cottages on the lawn east
of the inn and set up a race course in the bottom near Lick Creek. Most
guests were attracted by the medicinal qualities of the mineral waters
but one frequent visitor, Andrew Jackson, was attracted by the race course
and he usually brought a favorite thoroughbred to run against one of Wynne's
Wynnewood may have been the largest log structure
ever erected in Tennessee. Certainly, it is the largest to survive
to the time. The main house is 142 feet long with
an open hallway or dogtrot through the center. Some of the logs composing
the walls, which are set firmly on a stone foundation, are thirty-two feet
long. Most of them are oak, some walnut, and others ash, but none of the
original logs are poplar. All rooms have outside doors and are entered
frmo the gallery that extends 110 feet across the back of the building.
An outside stairway rises to the upstairs room from the dog-trot.
Note: Our newly designed, full-color brochures are now available. Please look for them in tourism racks. You may also contact us if you would like one sent to you.
Our GIFT SHOP is pleased to announce that we will now accept mail orders for our merchandise. We are still working on our web site store. Some of the items available are listed below.
1. Tee shirts- white, with BLHA logo on front and Bledsoe’s Lick facts on back (S, M, XXL & XXXL). Regular $10 & $12...Now $5 & $6.
2. Books- Wynnewood: The History of Wynnewood and it’s Families, and A Guide to Bledsoe’s Lick Historical Park.
3. Note cards- Doctor’s Office, Parker Cabin, Wynnewood (all suitable for framing).
4. Post cards- Line drawing of Wynnewood.
5. Medallions- engraved pure silver coin, Sumner County’s only Tennessee Bicentennial Commemorative item, limited edition.
For prices and placing an order, contact:
Closed - Monday, Tuesday
and Major Holidays
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This project is funded under an agreement with the Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.
Bledsoe’s Lick Historical Association Inc. (BLHA), will not exclude any person from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in the performance of this grant or in the employment practices of BLHA on the grounds of: disability, age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other classification protected by Federal, Tennessee State constitutional or statutory law. BLHA will, upon request, show proof of such nondiscrimination and will post in conspicuous places, available to all employees, volunteers, members, and visitors, notices of nondiscrimination.