Welcome

Thanks for visiting our website.  Hardeman County has the distinction of having one of the richest historic heritages of anywhere in the state of Tennessee.  

Bolivar is the county seat of Hardeman County and has 118 buildings on the historical register, including The Pillars*, The Columns, McNeal Place, St. James Chapel, the Presbyterian Church, Magnolia Manor, Levi Joy House and the Little Courthouse Museum*.

Each spring, the APTA hosts the famous Bolivar Home Tour where visitors get to walk through a number of these fabulous old structures.  Be sure to get the details here so you will not miss the next great walking tour through history.

Please take a few minutes to browse through this site so you can plan your itinerary for a visit to Bolivar and Hardeman County, Tennessee.   

Also, while in the area, you might want to visit the Ames PlantationShiloh National Military ParkChickasaw State Park, and/or the National Bird Dog Museum.

.*Hardeman County A.P.T.A. sites open for tours on select days or by appointment throughout the year. 

What is the A.P.T.A.?

The A.P.T.A. is the oldest statewide nonprofit historic preservation organization in the State of Tennessee and the fourth oldest in the nation. 

Since 1951 we have been preserving and maintaining historic sites that play an important role in Tennessee's rich cultural cultural heritage.

The Hardeman County A.P.T.A. owns The Pillars and the Little Courthouse Museum in Bolivar and is assisting with the restoration of the Grand Junction Railroad Depot.

The Hardeman County A.P.T.A. also sponsors the annual Spring Historic House Tour in Bolivar as well as other related events throughout the year.