The Italian Renaissance house was built in 1916 by Colonel O.C.Barton, a prominent business man and philanthropist, to enjoy with his wife Tillie, and their family. The mansion, since serving as a residence, has served well and long in the community. The house provided army office headquarters during WWII, and served for many years as the county health department before becoming the Heritage Center.
$125.00 to $275.00, Depending in the number of Attendees and layout of the Party Tables, chairs, chair covers, and tablecloths are provided to serve up to 75 using indoor and outside front terrace area.
We are history in the making....Arrange for a lunch and tour with friends that includes a delicious meal, a tour of the house and a stroll up Poplar Street to see the highlights of the historic square and its surround. Join in the celebration for the 1821-1823 momentous occasion of our once in a lifetime celebration that is our Bicentennial.
Shop with our sponsors on historic Washington Street in downtown Paris. Join us for our Lunch & Learn events that include a presentation that reflects our history and a great meal with like minded people. Rent the house for your own special event; we have a stunning backdrop for your occasion.,,,Its time to come make history at Cavitt Place!
Welcome to our wonderful heritage, that of Paris and Henry County. Housed in a historical Italian Revival mansion built in 1916, we maintain our livelihood by serving the area as a museum featuring artifacts and memorabilia from our past and with a look to the future. We are here for you as a venue for staging your special events as well as our fundraisers that are informative, entertaining, and delicious. Whether we’re entertaining campers or ladies for lunch, our events are always made special by our volunteers, board members, and staff members, just for you.
We depend on community grants and individual and corporate contributions to further our cause and to ensure our continuance. Our staff of director, board members, and volunteers create revenue by way of staging special events produced from here or from elsewhere to provide funding for our operational expenses and to ensure upkeep, restoration, and preservation of Cavitt Place. Our programing is more often than not historical, always informative, frequently entertaining, and sometimes spot-on, with a current affairs topic. Our Lunch and Learn Events and History on the Move, summer camp for middle school, are both popular and well worth the effort to produce. It is such a pleasure to have the treasure of your company at these events. Please consider becoming a member and support the Heritage Center by attending our events.
One of the ways we create revenue is by renting the mansion affordably, so that the entire community may enjoy their special occasions here. Please consider us as the perfect setting for your event. We offer a historical mansion and classical setting like no other, so come and make a little history of your own at Cavitt Place, home of the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center.
Board of Trustees and Executive Director Oversee This 501 (c)(3) Institution and Property
Paris, TN and Surrounding Areas
Monday to Wednesday - Closed
Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
*Tours can be arranged any afternoon from 1- 4 PM.