Primm Historic Park

Primm Historic Park, located on Moores Lane, contains some of the most important historical and cultural resources in Tennessee. As urban areas grow, historical sites are quickly disappearing. This park in particular is a microcosm of Tennessee history representing prehistoric Native American culture and education of the 1800s.

The park is the site of two National Register of Historic Places properties: Boiling Spring Academy, established as a school in 1830, and a prehistoric Native American Mound Site (900-1500 A.D.). The site was excavated in the 1920s by the Smithsonian and is known as the Fewkes Site.

On this site, prehistoric Native Americans lived and left their mounds as relics of the Mississippian Period. Many years later pioneer settlers carved their civilization out of this wilderness. They were followed by flourishing plantations where antebellum planters educated their children in the Boiling Spring Academy, which also served as a church.

The Boiling Spring Academy opens each fall and spring to give Brentwood third grade students a chance to experience history through a re-enactment classroom program.

Learn more about Primm Historic Park and Boiling Spring Academy