Tennessee's Backroads
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey

On the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Wartrace and the surrounding residential areas showcase buildings and homes with significant period architecture. The town hosts the annual Wartrace MusicFest and is rich with Civil War history.


Blockade Runner Civil War Store and Museum
1027 Bell Buckle/Wartrace Rd
Wartrace, 37183

The Blockade Runner Civil War Sutlery is the first, and only, store of its kind in the world. The store has 5,000 square feet of floor space for your shopping convenience and is located between Bell Buckle and Wartrace on Hwy 269. Mens and ladies wear, military or civilian. All kinds of accessories and original items. It’s wall to wall American Civil War. Everything for the reenactor, living historian, or history buff can be found here! No waiting, no appointments, just stop by and shop Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST. The Blockade Runner is owned and operated by Jerry, Connie, and Phillip Smith. The Smiths have been in the historical reproduction business since 1983.

ameican plate Festive Plates Gift Shoppe
25 Main Street East
Wartrace, 37183

Gift shoppe carrying handmade merchandise – some made by the owner (Gail), other handmade items made by local crafters and artisans. This shop is for people who want something unique and different for themselves or a gift i.e. blown glass, handmade jewelry or items made by a master wood turner.

chockley tavern Historic Chockley Tavern
111 Spring St
Wartrace, 37183

Historic Chockley Tavern, ca. 1852 is located in the Wartrace Square National Register Railroad District. This historic inn is on the Tullahoma Campaign self-driving tour. Located across the street in the railroad park is a Campaign Civil War kiosk, information on Gen. Patrick Cleburne, Hardee Corps Army of TN Memorial and L&N Caboose #1662. Travel brochures, information and rocking chairs await guests on the front veranda. Many times each day you can get up close and personal in watching a train go by. With advanced arrangements, step-on guide services can be arranged.

walking horse museum

walking horse museum
Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum
27 Main St
Wartrace, 37183

This museum serves as the permanent home in documenting the rich history of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Wartrace, Tennessee is known as “The Cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse.” The museum showcases artifacts, documents and photographs which demonstrate the relevance of the breed. This museum allows the public an up close and personal view of these treasures. Group tours are welcome with advance reservations.

walking horse trail Tennessee Walking Horse Trail

In 1935, seven local horse trainers and breeders gathered to create the first walking horse association. The first year 208 horses were registered. This trail weaves through Southern Middle Tennessee featuring the burial place of “Strolling Jim” – the first World Grand Champion (buried on the grounds of the Walking Horse Hotel – Wartrace), The Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum - Wartrace, Celebration Grounds (Shelbyville), the Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (Lewisburg), and various walking horse farms.

logo The Pickin’ Chicken and Sugar Plum Sweet Treats
104 Main St East
Wartrace, 37183

The Pickin’ Chicken is an eatery and live music venue. Check the calendar for events. The food is all fresh and cooked to order. Draft and bottled beers are offered. Decadent desserts are made in our on-site bakery kitchen. The dining/event room is available for private events i.e. weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. Our source of great food comes from fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets when in season and available. Open 7 days a week.

house picture The Blue Victorian Bed & Breakfast
124 College St
Wartrace, 37183
931-813-3033, 615-295-3481
FB - The Blue Victorian in Wartrace, TN

Relax and unwind in the charm and comfort of a spacious suite in an updated 1880’s two-story Victorian home. Enjoy the rocking chair front porch with a picturesque view of a nearby wedding chapel and historic homes. Located less than 10 minutes from Bell Buckle, TN.

wartrace town Wartrace Chamber of Commerce
P O Box 543
Wartrace, 37183