About Us

Welcome to Homestead Manor!

Our entire mission is to create an environment where everyone feels at home, welcomed, and at peace the moment they step foot on our property.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Homestead Manor is located in Thompson’s Station, TN, and was built in 1819. On 48 pastoral acres, the property hosts a 780 sq. ft. schoolhouse built-in 1814, an 864 sq. ft. Conservatory used for our coffee shop, a beautifully renovated event barn, and a 6,000 sq. ft. manor with nine rooms on three stories. Homestead Manor a magical property as the “go-to” location for corporate, community, and private events as well as the best local coffee house in Tennessee.

We invite you to visit our property to experience the magic for yourself. If you need anything, find one of our staff or come back to this site to connect with our Events Director Kathy. We’d love to help in any way we can.

The History

A school, a post office, a general store, and now a church have all called it their home over the 200 plus year history of the property.

Homestead Manor was built by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Giddens, who started construction in 1799 on the home that would bear witness to the Civil War Battle of Thompson’s Station on March 5, 1863.

The property was a ground-zero site for 6,000 Civil War soldiers that day. Alice Thompson and other women in the community hid in the home’s basement as Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry across the property toward Union lines. Forrest’s famous horse, Roderick, was shot from beneath him during the battle and died not far from the home.