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Historic Collinsville Announces Events in May

See what the historic pioneer settlement in Montgomery County has in store for the month of May and beyond.

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. 

Planting Day
Saturday, May 6  |  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historic Collinsville welcomes green thumbs to assist with planting a 19th 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-style activities throughout the day. Taste the past with food samples, try your hand at needle work, 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 receive a 10% discount with a valid ID. Special event admission varies. The property is open other days and times for groups of six or more guided tours, camps, rentals, weddings, or special events.

Historic Collinsville additional special events:

  • 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 historiccollinsville.com.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.