What are some things to do in Hendersonville, Tennessee?


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Things to do in Hendersonville, Tennessee, include visiting Old Hickory Lake and Spring Haven Mansion or taking in a show performed by the Hendersonville Performing Arts Company. History buffs might enjoy visiting some sites along the Tennessee Civil War Trail.

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Old Hickory Lake provides numerous options for things to do on the water, including swimming, skiing, boating and fishing. Several large fishing tournaments occur on this lake, including American Bass Anglers, Lady Bass Anglers and Crappie USA. Other activities around the lake include hiking, cycling and camping.

Built around 1800, Spring Haven Mansion includes a main house, a cabin and large grounds. Originally owned by Edward Sanders, a friend of Andrew Jackson, the home and grounds are open to visitors but mainly used for special events.

Considered a teaching theater for children and adults, the Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents theatrical productions year round. Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz and The Addams Family the Musical are some of the shows available during the company’s 2015-2016 season.

Rock Castle Plantation, Hazel Path Mansion and the Monthaven house are some of the sites along the statewide Civil War Trails. Visitors see historic sites and learn about civilians, soldiers and Southern life during the Civil War.

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