Welcome to the Buchanan Log House

In addition to being one of the premiere historical locations in Middle Tennessee, the Buchanan Log House offers a wonderful ambiance for log cabin weddings, receptions, family reunions, birthday parties, corporate events and business meetings.  As you explore our website, we're sure that you'll find some great features that will make your event special!

Built in 1807-1809, The Buchanan Log House is on the National Register of Historical Places and is older than Two Rivers Mansion, The Hermitage or Clover Bottom Mansion. Operated by the Buchanan Log House Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, The APTA is the oldest statewide non-profit historic preservation organization in the State of Tennessee and is the fourth oldest organization of its type in the nation.

Our website offers a great starting point for information about the complex and Donelson-Hermitage history in general.  We also invite you to visit often to keep up with our Events & Activities, Newsletters and Event Location Rental specials.

History of the Buchanan Log House Complex

The James Buchanan Log House is just one of several features of the complex.  Also on the grounds are the Addison House and our Crafts Cabin.  Just across Elm Hill Pike, you'll find the James Buchanan Cemetery.  Click here to start your Buchanan Log House historical journey...

Wedding, Family Reunions and Business Meetings

The complex is available for rentals for weddings, family reunions, business meetings and other events.  Convenient to the airport area hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues, our location is the perfect location for your next event.  Check out our rental location amenities by clicking here...


Our Visitors' Programs & Tours usually begin in April and run through the beginning of October with tours available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and the 4th Sunday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Please visit our tours page for more information.

Adults - $5.00; Military - $4.00; Children 6-12 yrs - $3.00; Children under 6 - Free

Find out more about Buchanan Log House Tours by clicking here...

Join the APTA and Become a Volunteer!

We have great fun as members of the APTA!  Please join us and take advantage of our member benefits.  Click here to join...

Our Gift Shop

Here is an opportunity to shop for great gift ideas and support the preservation of Tennessee Antiquities at the same time.  Members get a 10% discount!  Click here to visit our Gift Shop...

Please be sure to contact us if you have any questions or need any information about rental availability.  Thanks for your visit!

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