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Tour the Grassmere Historic Home

Presented by Nashville Zoo at Grassmere at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Nashville TN

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Tour the Grassmere Historic Home

Tour the Grassmere Historic Home

Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, the Grassmere Historic Home was built in 1810 and is the centerpiece of the Grassmere Historic Farm. The home is open seasonally for guided tours, but you can explore the Historic Farm grounds year round, including the heirloom garden, family cemetery, and the Morton Family Exhibit.

The Gardens

The gardens of a family farm, separate from the fields for growing cash crops, served a wide variety of purposes in the 1880’s. Some plants were purely ornamental while others provided food and herbs for cooking, or were used as medicine. The three-tiered family garden of the Grassmere Historic Home was no exception. Flowers from the gardens and apples from the orchards were sold by the family as a source of income, and Elise Croft canned pear preserves.

The Master Gardeners of Davidson County have “adopted” the working farm and have provided the manpower, resources, and expertise to transform the areas around the home to their former beauty and bounty. 

The main garden area includes period flowers and plants, a second tier of heirloom vegetables and medicinal plants and herbs, and a revived orchard. There is also a culinary herb garden behind the home’s kitchen, heirloom roses in the back of the main garden and numerous daffodils, irises, and azaleas that dot the farm.

The Master Gardeners work in the gardens most Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings, weather permitting, and are available to give tours and answer questions about the plants and their care. For more information about the Master Gardeners and their collaboration with the Zoo, email Tori Mason  (tmason@nashvillezoo.org) or call 615-833-1534 ext. 130.

Source: Nashville Zoo.

ADMISSION INFO

Included with Zoo Admission

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Sep 27, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Tue)
  • Sep 28, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 29, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 1, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 2, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 3, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 4, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 5, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 6, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 7, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 8, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 9, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 10, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 11, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 12, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 13, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 14, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 15, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 16, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 18, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 19, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 20, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 21, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 22, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 23, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 24, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 25, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 26, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:45 pm (Wed)

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Additional time info:

Guided Tours

House tours start every 45 minutes.Monday-Friday, 10am - 4:45pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11:30am - 4:45pm.

Self-Guided Tours

Roam at your own pace between 10am - 11:15am on Saturdays & Sundays.

NOTE: Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Inclement weather may cause an unannounced closing for the safety of our guests and our animals.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

PARKING INFO

$8/Parking per vehicle, free for zoo members

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

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    • Wheelchair Access

Nashville Zoo is a member of the Inclusion Network of Nashville and is committed to being both accessible and inclusive for our community!

The Zoo makes a concerted effort to ensure our pathways,

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