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Douglass-Clark House

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Dewayne P wrote a review Nov. 2020
Elizabethtown, Kentucky1,118 contributions264 helpful votes
When I visited the house was not open for interior tours, but I did take a few minutes to walk the grounds and read the signage information to get a better idea of the family. I may go back, calling ahead of time of course, to take the actual tour, but it isn't anything I would recommend you go out of your way to see.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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wmloyd4855 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Pleasant View, Tennessee46 contributions16 helpful votes
We discovered the Douglass-Clark House in Gallatin, TN as part of our quest to find the best off-the-beaten-path gems in Tennessee. This restored historic home/court house dates back to the 1780s but has only recently been restored. Although somewhat sparse when it comes to furnishings and artifacts, the house is nonetheless a marvel of period restoration. But the real treat of this mini-museum was the docent, Andrew, who has a wealth of knowledge about the house, the families' heritage, and the history. Oh, does he know his history! Andrew was able to speak extemporaneously to a fine degree of detail about the Douglass and Clark families, all their kids, the four brothers who served in the Civil War (and what happened to them), the house and how it evolved over time and about many other aspects of the Civil War in Tennessee. He should be a professor at a prestigious university (and maybe that's his goal?). The most surprising tidbit of history that we learned was that President Andrew Jackson actually practiced law in the house shortly after he passed the bar. If you like history, you'll love the Douglass-Clark House.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from DouglassClarkHouse, Manager at Douglass-Clark House
Responded 12 Sep. 2019
Thank you so much for your review and we're glad to hear how much you enjoyed the tour!
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KMW wrote a review May 2019
36 contributions8 helpful votes
Had a nice tour. Andrew is very, very knowledgeable with the history, we were not rushed and were given time to ask questions. He can also share other places to see.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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shawn j wrote a review Aug. 2018
25 contributions7 helpful votes
It's in the neighborhood where I live. Go past it every day and there is never anyone in it or going to see it. Don't waste your time. It is building renovated and another reminder of our nations racist past. Anyone who thought Slavery was cool and usual needs to have there head examined.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from DouglassClarkHouse, Manager at Douglass-Clark House
Responded 29 Aug. 2018
Hello Shawn: The Douglass-Clark House strongly agrees with you that anyone who thinks racism was "cool" would need an examination of one's own head and heart. We are not a site that advocates in any way that slavery was "cool" nor do we defend the institution of slavery. It was an abhorrent time in the nation's past that still permeates the present. What little information we know about the enslaved persons who were owned by the Douglass and Clark families is displayed in the house to share with visitors and we greatly hope to expand upon the stories and lives of the enslaved persons if we can find available information, which unfortunately is limited and may not exist. We also have children's books available for visitors to read at the site that honestly discuss slavery as the awful and horrendous institution it was. The most recent book addition was purchased at the Civil Rights Museum in Savannah, Georgia, and we hope to add more quality books to our library as money becomes available. If you have any recommendations or suggestions about how the Douglass-Clark House can improve, please feel free to call me at (615) 230-8474 or email me at taryn@visitsumnertn.com. Kindest Regards, Taryn Hill Historic Site Manager, Douglass-Clark House
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Anton Ego wrote a review Jul. 2018
Atlanta, Georgia19 contributions7 helpful votes
We came to just stroll along the creek and enjoy a short nature hike, but lucked out to find the house open to tours. Our guide, Chelsea , was friendly and inviting and convinced us to take a tour. She did a great job telling the history of Sumner county and the history of the house as well. If open we highly recommend stopping in. The house is an added bonus to the beautiful scenic walk along the creek, which in itself is a good reason to come.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from DouglassClarkHouse, Manager at Douglass-Clark House
Responded 23 Jul. 2018
Thank you for stopping in and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour!
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