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Historic Mansker's Station Frontier Life Center

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Very Interesting

We went to Manskers Station a year ago with a homeschooling group. The people posing as residents... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Hermitage, Tennessee
Immerse Yourself In Early Tennessee History

I can’t say enough good things about this historic reproduction of Colonial Tennessee history when... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
George S
Cornelius, United States
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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 14 November 2018

We went to Manskers Station a year ago with a homeschooling group. The people posing as residents were so kind and attentive to our kids. They had activities that were lots of fun. We have favorite photos of "taking up our yokes". And I learned...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

I can’t say enough good things about this historic reproduction of Colonial Tennessee history when and where the first intrepid frontiersmen entered the wilderness of what became Middle Tennessee. A guided tour gives you an in-depth understanding of the frontier skills and life ways of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank George S
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laurie H
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 3kds3057
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1 December 2016|
Response from LC95 | Reviewed this property |
Not since the Pumpkin Festival was held there this past Halloween!