Nolensville historic homes, churches and a school/museum will welcome visitors to step in and experience the historic buildings to learn about the resilient people and unique places that helped build a small town in Williamson County.
Experience Nolensville: Then & Now will feature three churches, the Historic Nolensville School and Museum and six historic homes. The historic tour will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. It will stretch through Nolensville from the south end of the historic district at the Stearns House on Nolensville Road, built about 1860, north to the Brittain House, built in 1863, the anchor home of Brittain Downs neighborhood on Brittain Lane.
The Nolensville Historical Society event serves as a fundraiser to continue the multi-year preservation project of the Morton-Brittain House. Built about 1870, the home was saved from demolition and moved in 2019 from its spot on Nolensville Road to Sam Donald Court in the historic district. Since then, preservation work has been continuous, meticulous and inspired.
“When we have no places to transport us to the past or storied walls to invite within, not only is our cultural understanding diminished, but I would argue that as a community we are at risk of losing our sense of place,” said Beth Lothers, Experience Nolensville: Then and Now committee member. “Experience Nolensville: Then & Now takes people on a tour to the past as well as the present, within the ongoing stories of these special places.”
Properties along the tour will include:
• Historic Nolensville School and Museum, 7248 Nolensville Road
• Morton-Brittain House, west of 9927 Sam Donald Court (exterior only)
• Nolen House, 7265 Nolensville Road (Sunday only)
• A Homeplace Bed & Breakfast, 7286 Nolensville Road
• Nolensville First United Methodist Church, 7316 Nolensville Road
• Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 101 King St.
• Stearns House, 7331 Nolensville Road
• Brittain House, 1016 Brittain Downs Drive
• T.C. Ozment House, 9927 Sam Donald Court
• Mill Creek Church of Christ, 7260 Nolensville Road
Tickets are $25 each online and at the door and $40 for two in an online-only special. Tickets are available at www.nolensvillehistoricalsociety.org/historic-tour. Tickets will also be available for cash only at each property during the event.