533 Beale St., Memphis Tennessee 38103
NO LONGER OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Located on Beale Street, this 1828-32 restored Federal style house represents the lifestyle of a wealthy Southern family. In addition to hosting dignitaries such as Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, and President Andrew Jackson, the house also served as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters following the battle for Memphis in 1862. In addition the house was used as a Civil War hospital and as the site of one of the first Freedman's Bureau schools, established to educate newly liberated slaves.
Other History nearby:
(Memphis) Center for Southern Folklore
(Philadelphia) City Hall - Philadelphia
(Memphis) Elvis Presley's Graceland
(Wilson) Hampson State Museum
(Memphis) Hunt-Phelan Home
(Memphis) Magevney House
02/28 Coming to The Memphis area
Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Memphis Italian Festival Memphis TN May30-June1 A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis.
Arkansas Rice Festival Weiner AR October11-12 Observing the rich heritage of rice farming in Arkansas and celebrating harvest. See and old time rice threshing demonstration and the youth duck calling contest.