Tennessee's Backroads
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Sons of Confederate Veterans Headquarters/Historic Elm Springs
740 Mooresville Pike
Columbia, 38401
800-MY DIXIE (800-693-4943)

The Sons of Confederate Veterans General Headquarters, known as “Elm Springs”, is located in Columbia Tennessee, approximately 45 miles south of Nashville and 20 miles south of Franklin. Elm Springs is a lovely antebellum home built in 1837 by two wealthy cotton merchants from New Orleans. In 1992, “Elm Springs” was acquired by the SCV to serve as the site for the SCV national headquarters. “Elm Springs” is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST. The home and gift shop are closed on Saturday and Sunday. The gift shop offers an extensive selection of books on the Civil War. “Elm Springs” can be reserved for special events and weddings with advance notice. Group tours are welcome but advance reservations are required.

The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.

The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South’s decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built. Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.

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1880 Campbellsville Rd
Pulaski, TN 38478

Wine tasting - locally grown - made from whole fruit. Gift shop. Picnic area.
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Milky Way Farm
520 Milky Way Rd
Pulaski, TN 38478

Milky Way Farm found its beginning in a nickel candy bar and you have probably had at least one. It was Frank Mars, the founder of Mars Candy that built this farm back in the early 1930s. The historic Milky Way Farm offers tours, weddings, group luncheons, corporate meetings, festivals and events. Schedule your visit today.