9239 HWY 52
Portland, TN 37148
Phone: (615) 325-8887
Fax: (615) 325-8778
Arts & Museums
Govan's Gathering Place Coffee House is more than just a nice coffee shop on the Gallatin Square. It is the culmination of years of the dreams and hopes of the Govan family. This fabulous local coffee shop offers guests a wide variety of fresh, flavorful coffees and treats in an environment inspired by the artwork and passions of former University of Memphis art professor, Frank Govan, a deceased relative of the owners of this shop. In addition to coffee, Govan's serves as a small art gallery for Professor Govan's personal collection as well as a showplace for his glass and pottery collection. The relaxed environment, beautiful art and fantastic coffee brews make Govan's a perfect spot to relax while antiquing in Gallatin. -Lynn-nore Chittom
A haven for country music lovers, Drake Vintage Music & Curios is where this music genre is celebrated. This record shop is owned and operated by Freeman Kitchens, who is also the founder of the Carter Family fan club. This club has been responsible for promoting country music through literature and documentation. The shop holds several old country recordings, and Kitchens is also known to preserve other collectibles significant to the history of country music. Visitors can gain insight into the world of this music genre through a visit to Drake Vintage Music & Curios.
Spread over 9.5 acres (3.8 ha) of land, the South Union Shakertown Historic District is a beautiful historic site that features multiple styles and designs of architecture. The place is a great visit area that helps learn about the shaker way of life. With several structures, museum, unique gift shops, overnight lodges, etc. the district is a perfect tourist attraction and an educational institution that has preserved the beauty of Shaker, it's landscapes, folk life and also it's material culture.
Just north of Nashville sits the Historic Rock Castle, the stately seven-story limestone home where Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Smith once resided. Visitors to this landmark will learn of Smith's work as a surveyor and senator in Tennessee, as well as the lives of his descendants, all of whom were pioneers in the history of the state. Guided tours are given daily. The castle can also be rented for conferences and luncheons.