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Trousdale Place

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Trousdale Place is the handsome home of Gov. William Trousdale. Come tour the home proudly placed on the National Register of Historic Places and Tennessee Civil War Trails while also taking in the sights and shopping of downtown Gallatin. It is located two city blocks west of the Gallatin, Tennessee Public Square.

This historic home was built circa 1813 by John H. Bowen, a local attorney and member of Congress. Bowen died in 1822, and the house was later acquired by Governor William Trousdale. The city of Gallatin was developed on part of the original North Carolina land grant #1 awarded to Captain James Trousdale, Governor Trousdale’s father, for his service in the Revolutionary War. In 1812, lots were sold for the construction of the jail, courthouse and other Gallatin city buildings.

William Trousdale served in the Creek Indian War, the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson at Pensacola and New Orleans, the Seminole War of 1836 in Florida, and later was made a brigadier general in the United States Army for his gallantry in the Mexican War. He was one of a very few who served in four wars of the first half of the nineteenth century, and was known “Sumner County’s War Horse.”

Trousdale became a member of the Tennessee State Senate in 1835 and was elected Governor of Tennessee in 1849. He later served as United States Minister to Brazil from 1853 to 1856 during the Franklin Pierce administration. William Trousdale died at Trousdale Place in 1872, and his wife, Mary Ann Bugg Tr

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LOCATION

Trousdale Place

183 West Main Street, P.O. Box 953, Gallatin, TN 37066 , Gallatin, TN 37066

ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE

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PARKING INFO

Parking is available along West Main Street.

PUBLIC HOURS

Please refer to the Trousdale Place Facebook page or website for upcoming events and times.

PUBLIC ADMISSION FEES

Admission is $5.00 per person.

If you are a service member, admission is free.

Students part of an organized school tour also have free admission.

Donations are welcome and appreciated.

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