Dedicated to Preserving our Civil War Heritage

Hours of Operation

Open to the public
April – December
Tues. - Sat. 10am - 5pm
Sunday by appointment

Group Tours arranged by appointment

General James Longstreet

Side View of Museum 
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General James Longstreet’s Headquarters, winter of 1863-1864

East Tennessee and the Lakeway Area are blessed with both natural beauty and a great
number of tourist opportunities. For history lovers, the area serves as an important geographic
location for early settlers heading out West, and a strategic location for both the Union and
Confederate Armies during the Civil War. Unfortunately, only a small amount of our historical sights
and relevance to the war have been preserved. The General Longstreet Museum in Russellville,
 Tennessee is one great exception.

A little over ten years ago, a small group of people stepped in to save one of the Lakeway
Area's premiere historic sites from demolition. Today, the General Longstreet Billet and Museum
draw visitors from all over the globe, and brings tourism revenue into the area. All the while, the
museum provides education opportunities to the many school groups who tour the home and
museum every year.

The group's success in restoring the home and promoting the museum to tourism and education
has brought us to the point where we need your help to grow. In order to continue progress around
the museum, the Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association and the General Longstreet Museum
are launching a campaign to retire the mortgage on this historic landmark. Below you will find a
 donation button to Paypal where you can make a tax deductible donation to the Lakeway Civil War
 Preservation Association. Any amount will be appreciated, and 100% of the monies collected go
toward paying off the mortgage so that additional donations and monies earned through the museum
can be applied toward further development at this historic gem.