Who We Are

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area is a partnership unit of the National Park Service and administered by the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University. Since its inception, the Heritage Area has worked with communities and organizations across the state to tell the powerful stories of the home front, the demands of fighting and occupation, the freedom of emancipation, and the enduring legacies of Reconstruction.


We leverage federal, state, local, and private funding to build new educational, tourism, and recreational opportunities for Tennessee residents and visitors. Our Professional Services and Outreach program provides assistance at no cost to property owners and organizations developing heritage programs and projects. Through our Collaborative Partnerships program, organizations, local governments, and non-profit groups can apply for matching funds to develop projects including interpretive brochures, driving tours, exhibits, educational materials, and heritage tourism and preservation planning. For more information on how we can help and for an electronic copy of our Collaborative Partnership application and guidelines, please go to our How We Can Help page.

To learn more about our plans for sustainability and good stewardship of our resources, click here.

For a copy of the position paper outlining the Heritage Area's and the ANHA's position of the proposed federal budget for FY 2011, click here.

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