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Historic Mansker's Station Frontier Life Center

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Our tour guide took us back to life in the 1800’s

We highly recommend this tour. It includes a tour of the Mansker Station & the Bowen Plantation... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Laurie H
Houston, Texas, United States
Mansker’s Station

I’m so glad we decided to stop off at Mansker’s Station. Our guide was a carpenter and explained... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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This fort, built in 1779, is staffed by costumed staff who explain the history of the region's earliest settlement.
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705 Caldwell Rd, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
+1 615-859-3678
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

We highly recommend this tour. It includes a tour of the Mansker Station & the Bowen Plantation house. At the station (fort) we were introduced to daily life for the settlers. There are lots of hands on experiences for kids & adults, including how the...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I’m so glad we decided to stop off at Mansker’s Station. Our guide was a carpenter and explained how people lived, worked and bartered during the time of the Station. There was also a demonstration from the blacksmith. The tour continued up to Bowen Plantation...More

2  Thank Debs2134
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The early stations are all long gone, so the re-creation of this station was wonderful to see what the very early history of Tennessee was about. This is so different from a House or Plantation Tour. The guides both male and female are all used...More

1  Thank FrontierJ
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic tour. This was a fantastic tour. Almost didn't go. Something you don't want to miss. Pete our tour guide happened to be from the Chicago area so we bonded immediately. He was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot. You don't want...More

2  Thank jane r
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We almost didn't go due to time restraint but we are so glad we took the time. Our costumed interpreter Suzanne was amazing. She was very informative, interesting and entertaining. We truly felt like we had been taken back in time. She didn't rush us...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Was surprised at how long was spent here as although small, the guides give thorough explanation of all the different aspects, making this an enjoyable and educational visit. Well worth going

1  Thank witneytraveller
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Amazing trip through a 1779 Fort and how they lived during that time. Then a tour through another period specific house. Our tour guide was amazing and very informative. A MUST SEE if you are in Goodlettsville, TN

2  Thank BobH1962
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

As history is erased by political correctness, it is always good to remind ourselves of our roots and what people endured to make this country great. You never lose by visiting a site with a history lesson.

2  Thank 3kds3057
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We went here not knowing what it was about. It is a very important part of the settling of Goodlettsville and area. Our guide Ms Susan was great and very informative. She knew the history of this place and had done several things herself in...More

Thank jjuanita41
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Mansker's Station hosts Heritage Days. The entire fort and historic home are open and hosted by very knowledgeable historians. In the fort, there was a sheep shearer, a woman spinning yarn from sheep wool, a blacksmith, a tanner, a wood-worker and more. At the home,...More

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1 December 2016|
Response from LC95 | Reviewed this property |
Not since the Pumpkin Festival was held there this past Halloween!