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Historic Nashville Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Stone Hall and Ravenwood
June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Join Historic Nashville for a members-only walking tour of Stone Hall and Ravenwood, two former country estates in Hermitage, on Saturday June 10, 2017, at 10:00am.
Located on steep bluffs overlooking the Stones River, Stone Hall and Ravenwood were country estates built for affluent Nashville residents during the American Country Place Era, an important landscape design movement from 1895-1940. Country estates from that era are characterized by imposing residences, natural settings, picturesque landscapes, romantic gardens, and native building materials. This tour will begin at Stone Hall, a 1918 estate retaining the Colonial Revival-style stone residence, a log guest cabin, and landscaped grounds. The tour will end at Ravenwood, a 1903 estate that originally featured a stone residence, servant’s quarters, horse stables, and landscaping elements such as a manmade lake along the entrance drive, terraced gardens, and stone walls. In the 1950s, Ravenwood was converted into “The Ravenwood Club,” a 272-acre private recreational facility featuring a swimming pool, tennis courts, horseback riding, and a golf course. Since 2006, Metro Parks acquired Stone Hall as a greenway trailhead and Ravenwood for open space conservation. HNI board member Robbie D. Jones will lead this tour. RSVP at the link below.
Park along the right side of the circle driveway located in front of Stone Hall, located a 1014 Stones River Road, Hermitage, TN 37076. Leave room for cars to pass in the driveway. Do not park on the lawn. Due to limited parking, please carpool if possible.
In addition, this tour requires walking outside for approximately 1.6 miles, primarily along paved greenways and driveways. The tour may also require walking along some unimproved areas and unpaved trails. Please plan and dress accordingly. Pack water and other essentials.
Learn more about Stone Hall at http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Historic-Sites/Stone-Hall.aspx and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Hall,_Nashville
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