I saw an advertisement that got me excited as I love the Christmas season so much. It was offering a FREE trip through the Governors Mansion with a walk at your own pace, once the bus dropped you off. Mom & I went and I am certainly glad that we did.

I took over 100 photos and the full gallery can be seen HERE!

There were nineteen trees in all and each with a varying theme of Tennessee culture. Each tree was taken from the area that it is represented with in the decor–some of which was done by students across the state.  We also got to see the infamous Bredesen Bunker that was so controversial when it was being built. That building officially known as Conservation Hall housed fifteen of the nineteen trees.

Examples of the trees are below for your enjoyment: But, please see the full gallery. The place was amazing and it was my first time EVER even seeing the Governors Mansion so getting to go inside was a huge treat…..and even more so because we have a Republican Governor (he he) .

Entry Hall
Entry Hall
Tennessee County Tree (ornaments from all 95 counties)
Tennessee County Tree (ornaments from all 95 counties)
Museum of Appalachia Tree
Museum of Appalachia Tree
Country Music Tree
Country Music Tree
The "Soul Tree" (designed and decorated by the STAX Museum in Memphis)
The “Soul Tree” (designed and decorated by the STAX Museum in Memphis)
The Patriotic Tree (designed and decorated by students from Gra-Mar Elementary in Nashville)
The Patriotic Tree (designed and decorated by students from Gra-Mar Elementary in Nashville)
The Elvis Tree (decorations based on Elvis' life created by students at Elvis' Memphis Alma mater-Humes Middle School)
The Elvis Tree (decorations based on Elvis’ life created by students at Elvis’ Memphis Alma mater-Humes Middle School)
Holiday Music Trees (trees based on holiday songs and created by students at Battle Academy (Chattanooga), Green Magnet (Knoxville), Mooreland Height Elementary (Knoxvillle) and Mount Olive Elementary in Knoxville)
Holiday Music Trees (trees based on holiday songs and created by students at Battle Academy (Chattanooga), Green Magnet (Knoxville), Mooreland Height Elementary (Knoxvillle) and Mount Olive Elementary in Knoxville)
Gospel Music Trees (trees based on gospel music and Christian Symbols designed by students at Christ Presbyterian, Davidson Academy and Lipsomb Academy all from Nashville)
Gospel Music Trees (trees based on gospel music and Christian Symbols designed by students at Christ Presbyterian, Davidson Academy and Lipsomb Academy all from Nashville)

Not pictured here,but it is in the full gallery is the TENNESSEE HIGHER EDUCATION TREE decorated with ornaments from all of the states colleges, universities, community colleges and tech schools.

ENJOY!

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