Clarksville, Tenn.— Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement in rural Montgomery County has announced special events for the month of May, including Planting Day and Mom’s Day Out. For details, visit historiccollinsville.com.
Saturday, May 6 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Historic Collinsville welcomes green thumbs to assist with planting a 19th-centuryth century kitchen garden and a medicinal herb garden, along with beautiful blooming flowers throughout the property. Planting begins at 10 a.m. and will continue until the projects are complete or the settlement closes at 4 p.m. Planting Project Volunteers receive free admission. Regular admission for all other guests is $8 per adult, $4 per child ages 6-12, and ages 0-5 are free.
Mom’s Day Out
Saturday, May 13 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Historic Collinsville is celebrating all things “mom” — starting with free admission for moms to kick off the Mother’s Day Weekend! Enjoy 19th-century-styleth century-style activities throughout the day. Taste the past with food samples, try your hand at needlework, watch a unique show-of-fashion as period clothing is modeled, and listen to the laughter! Free admission for moms. Special event admission for all other guests is $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 6-12, and ages 0-5 are free.
Visiting Collinsville gives guests the opportunity for a self-paced, self-guided stroll through a re-creation of the past with an audio tour. The 40-acre, open-air property showcases pioneer life from 1840-1900 with 16 authentically furnished buildings. See the earliest “first home” to the expansive Dogtrot House, a tobacco barn, smokehouse, church/schoolhouse, wildlife center, loom house, cobbler’s shop, teacher’s home and more. Picnic tables are placed throughout the property and a covered pavilion with tables and restrooms is also on site. A visitor center greets guests and offers period souvenirs.
Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement’s 2023 season runs now through Nov. 19, except for holidays. The site is open Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Regular admission is $8 for ages 13 and up; $4 for ages 6-12 and free to children under age 6. Military receives a 10% discount with a valid ID. Special event admission varies. The property is open on other days and times for groups of six or more guided tours, camps, rentals, weddings, or special events.
Historic Collinsville will host additional special events throughout the 2023 season, including the following tentative dates:
- June 3: Tennessee Statehood Day (free admission)
- June 17: Dad’s Day Out (free admission for fathers)
- July 1: Independence Day Celebration
- July 22: Storytelling Festival
- Aug. 19: Montgomery County Heritage Day
- Sept. 23: Create at Collinsville (art event)
- Oct. 13 & 14: Lantern Tours
- Oct. 28: Spooky Stories
- Dec. 2 & 3: Christmas Event
More information about Historic Collinsville is available at www.historiccollinsville.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/historiccollinsville.
About Historic Collinsville
Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement opened in 1974 to give children a hands-on experience outside of the classroom about life from the 1840s through the turn of the century. It has been open to the public since 1997, recreating the past with restored historical structures, each filled with authentic period furnishings that show a glimpse of life before and after the Civil War. The property is located at 4711 Weakley Road in Southside, 20 minutes south of downtown Clarksville. Montgomery County Government purchased Historic Collinsville from founders Glenn and JoAnn Weakley in 2018. The property is managed and marketed by Visit Clarksville.