Tennessee is a state brimming with history and culture – and our Murfreesboro apartments are located within just a short drive from some of the most important landmarks, museums, and parks in the state. From historic battle sites to natural history museums, you’ll always have something to learn and someplace to explore when you live at Cross Creek.
Learn about local, regional, national, and even global history and culture at some of these fun and exciting outings nearby. Check their individual websites regarding any health rules and regulations.
Stones River National Battlefield
Discover the fascinating local connection to the Civil War at the Stones River National Battlefield. The stunning nature park, cemetery, and historic battle site is less than 4 miles from our apartments in Murfreesboro. During your visit, you can learn about one of the largest and most important battles of the Civil War, all while hiking nearly seven miles of gorgeous hiking trails. Some trails are fully paved while others are more challenging, going over rocky terrain through the woods.
Visit the Stones River website for a map of trails, visitor center hours, and more.
Take a step back in time and visit Cannonsburgh Village. In Cannonsburgh Village, visitors will find a collection of buildings either relocated or recreated to give a glimpse into life in Tennessee from the 1830s to the 1930s. Cannonsburgh was the original name of Murfreesboro and in this one-of-a-kind village, you can explore a schoolhouse, general store, doctor’s office, wedding chapel, and other buildings as they would have looked like over 100 years ago.
Self-guided tours are free and gifts are available in the visitor center. Visit the website for details.
Another important and interesting piece of Civil War history took place at Oaklands Mansion. Just over six miles from our Murfreesboro apartments is this historic plantation home and house museum. Nestled in Oaklands Park, the impressive mansion is now offering self-guided tours where guests will find signs explaining the history of the home as well as the collection of antique furnishings and decorative arts.
Take a virtual tour, learn more about the property, and find visiting hours at the Oakland Mansion website.
The Center for the Arts
Opening its doors in 1995, the Center for the Arts has been presenting concerts, dance performances, theatrical productions, educational classes, and art exhibitions to the Nashville and Murfreesboro communities. Browse online exhibitions, participate in a performing arts class, listen to a radio play, or attend an outdoor play during one of their many incredible events.
View the Center for the Arts’ website for event calendars, ticket information, and more.
Not your typical natural history museum, the Earth Experience is a unique, interactive experience for every single visitor. Here, you’ll find exhibits and relics of fossils, dinosaur bones, gems, and archeological discoveries from right here in Tennessee all the way to Antarctica and Africa. You’ll see a working paleontology laboratory, be able to touch dinosaur bones and marvel at a 38-foot T-Rex skeleton, and learn about all sorts of cool natural history.
For events, exhibitions, admission prices, and more – visit the Earth Experience website.
Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center
Built in 1806 as the first school of education for white males only, the Bradley Academy now houses an original classroom, a Civil War exhibit, and an Early Settlers for the City of Murfreesboro and the County of Rutherford exhibit. In 1884, African American students, males, and females were all allowed to attend school, and in 1918, it opened as the new school for African American students.
Tour the school and exhibits Tuesday through Saturday. Visit the website for details.
Explore the vast history of Murfreesboro
Tennessee played such an important role in the nation’s history and our Murfreesboro apartments are located near so many important and historic places. When you live at Cross Creek, you’ll always find something to learn about and explore. Book a tour of our gorgeous floor plans today.