The Historic Tour showcases some of the oldest and most historic homes and sites in the original residential district of South Pittsburg. The route chosen provides a lovely, although somewhat meandering path through this charming neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour covers about three miles and is different each year. The information on the sites is a compilation of historic records, as well as local legend and lore.
The tours begins at the Old First National Bank Building at the intersection of Elm Avenue and Third Street, just one block west of the clock on Cedar Avenue. The final stop on the tour is the Lodge Manufacturing Company’s foundry. There one may leave the tour to visit Lodge’s state of the art foundry which is open for tours only during the Festival. One may board a later trolley for the return ride to the start of the historic tour.
Historic tour tickets are $7.00 per person payable in advance either by mail or at the kiosk on the Festival grounds. Due to limited seating, each ticket is for a specific time. Tours start on the hour from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and from 10 AM to 3 PM on Sunday. (South Pittsburg is in the Central Time zone.) Tickets are not refundable and good only for the time of the tour.
If you wish to reserve a time for members of your group, please send a check for $7.00 per ticket together with the time and date of the tour requested to:
NATIONAL CORNBREAD FESTIVAL
Attn.: Jeff Matthews, Historic Tours
P.O. Bo 247
South Pittsburg, TN 37380
Download order form (pdf)