Any city that was founded as a fort in 1779 is certain to be packed with history. And Nashville certainly doesn't disappoint in that department. Music City was home to two U.S. presidents, the site of bloody Civil War battles, host of the 1897 World's Fair and the quintessential antebellum Southern city. The Nashville area offers a vivid portrait of a bygone era, featuring graceful architecture, opulent mansions, a rich riverfront merchant district and much more. And Music City is still making history.