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The Historic Athenaeum in Columbia, Tennessee is all that remains of two famous girl schools that flourished in the area from the 1830s until the Great Depression. Built in 1837, the Athenaeum served as the rectory for these two schools and was occupied by the same family for over 130 years. Today, the Athenaeum is a historic site and museum open for tours and available as a venue for your next event.

The Historic Athenaeum
808 Athenaeum Street
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 381-4822

Thursday through Saturday
10am to 4pm
Open by appointment
Monday through Wednesday