Dedicated to Preserving our Civil War Heritage

Hours of Operation

Closed for the season
Group Tours arranged by appointment

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