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Historic Mansker's Station Frontier Life Center

705 Caldwell Rd, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
+1 615-859-3678
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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
Debs2134
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Its an really good Re-creation!

The early stations are all long gone, so the re-creation of this station was wonderful to see what... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
FrontierJ
,
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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This fort, built in 1779, is staffed by costumed staff who explain the history of the region's earliest settlement.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“entire fort” (2 reviews)
“hidden gem” (2 reviews)
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705 Caldwell Rd, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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+1 615-859-3678
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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

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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
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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

2  Thank jane r
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

Thank Crashvic
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I spent time at the historic Mansker’s Station and it was a great experience. If you love history, this is a must see stop. The Station portrays tow significant time periods in Tennessee’s History. The Fort is an authentic replica log station that was built...More

1  Thank DrMarc9491
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