Pulaski is a small city in Giles County, on the southern border of Tennessee. Richland Creek passes through downtown Pulaski. The town was named in honor of the Polish-born American Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski. In late 1865, Pulaski was the site where Confederate veterans organized the first chapter of what became the Ku Klux Klan. Pulaski is home of the Milky Way Farm, a large estate established by Franklin C. Mars, founder of Mars Candies. The Pulaski / Giles County Trail of Tears Memorial commemorates the passing of the Trail of Tears through the area. Big Creek Winery is great place to visit and taste grape and fruit wines produced on site from their own vineyard and orchard.
1.Milky Way Farm
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Located in Giles County, Tennessee, Milky Way Farm is the 2,800-acre former estate of Franklin C. Mars, founder of Mars Candies. After Franklin Mars and his second wife, Ethel V. Mars, purchased the property in 1930, they hired architect James F. Drake to design the Tudor Revival manor house and numerous facilities for breeding Hereford cattle and thoroughbred horses. Mars died in 1934 and was buried in a mausoleum on Milky Way Farm. Under his wife’s supervision, the Farm produced high quality Hereford cattle and thoroughbred horses. Today, the farm and manor house are a renowned destination for weddings and special events and offer tours and trail runs. The magnificent 25,000-square-foot Tudor Revival manor house has 35 exceptionally large rooms, 21 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The living room has exposed beams and a 40-foot high ceiling. The manor is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds, with lush magnolia trees, an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts.
520 Milky Way Rd, Pulaski, TN 38478
2.Big Creek Winery
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Big Creek Winery, located in the Wales Community of Giles County, Tennessee, is a family-owned winery, surrounded by its own vineyard and orchard. The winery is open daily and visitors are welcome to come and take a tour of the vineyards, orchards and winery and see how the fruits turn into wine. Guests can taste not only their superb grape and fruit wines, but also fresh grapes and fruits. Picturesque surrounds are wonderful for family picnics, and guests are encouraged to bring their own food and chairs. The winery has large rooms perfect for organizing big and small celebrations and events. The winery also organizes frequent events such as live concerts and wine tasting.
1880 Campbellsville Rd, Pulaski, TN 38478-8307
3.Pulaski/Giles County Trail of Tears Memorial
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The Pulaski / Giles County Trail of Tears Memorial is located in Pulaski's Pleasant Run Park. The museum commemorates the passing of the Trail of Tears through the town and it includes an interpretive center, outdoor interpretative signs, a statue representing a Cherokee family, and an overlook of an actual site where the Trail of Tears crossed Richland Creek. The Trail of Tears passed through the town of Pulaski in Tennessee two times. Between October 20 and October 23, 1838, a group of about 1100 Cherokee passed through led by John Benge. Between October 31 and November 5, 1838, a group of about 700 Cherokee passed through led by John Bell. Bell's Route passed only a couple of blocks from the Memorial site, and Benge's Route passed by about four blocks to the southwest.
220 Stadium St, Pulaski, TN 38478, Phone: 931-363-3789
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