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Historical Landmarks & Places of Interest
Arlington is a town rich in history and heritage. This fact is evident when exploring the many historical landmarks and places of interest scattered throughout Arlington. Much can be learned about the history of the town when visiting these locations.

Burrows Museum                       

Rachel H. K. Burrow Museum
A charming collection of local memorabilia and historical items is housed in this one room building that was built as a bank in 1905 and also once served as Arlington's library. The museum is listed on the National Register for Historical Places. Maintained and operated by the Arlington Chapter of the APTA (Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities).

Location: Corner of Chester Street and Walker Street
Schedule for Site: October 15 (Saturday), 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Special Tours by Appointment, 1 September - 14 October)
Closed: Rachel H. K. Burrow Museum will be closed from 16 October until Arlington in April for maintenance, cleaning, inventory, and improving displays

SY Wilson 

S.Y. Wilson & Company
For well over a century "Wilson's Store" has stood at the center of Arlington’s commercial and social life. Founded in 1893, it is the second oldest continuously operating business in Shelby County, TN. Currently operated by fourth generation descendants of founder Samuel Young Wilson, S.Y. Wilson is a landmark in Arlington.

Location: In the heart of Depot Square

Blacksmith Shop 

Blacksmith Shop
Complete with a brick forge, a bellows from the 1800 and many other carpentry essentials, this shop is one of the few working blacksmith shops in the United States. The shop is a feature attraction when demonstrations are given during the annual "Arlington in April" festival. Owned and operated by the Arlington Chapter of the APTA.

Location: In the heart of Depot Square near S.Y. Wilson's Store
Schedule for Site: October 15 (Saturday), 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; December 3 (Saturday), 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Special Tours by Appointment)
Note: Blacksmithing demonstrations on both days

Post Office

Historic Post Office
This post office, built in 1900, is now a museum of postal items and memorabilia honoring local citizens who served in the armed forces. The building is also listed on the National Register for Historical Places. Maintained and operated by the Arlington Chapter of the APTA.

Location: Corner of Chester Street and Walker Street
Schedule for Site: November 6 (Sunday), 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Special Tours by Appointment)
Note: Display to honor Veterans

Senior Center

Senior Citizens Center
The Arlington Senior Citizens Center opened in 2003 to serve as a gathering place for Arlington's senior citizens. The building, which was newly constructed in the summer of 2003, is a replica of Arlington's original railroad depot station from the late 1800.

Location: 6265 Chester Street in Depot Square
For More InformationSenior Citizens Center

Visitor's Center

Memphis / Shelby County Visitor Center
Opened in 2003, the visitor center welcomes tourists and other visitors traveling west into Memphis and Shelby County. The center features a staffed information desk, brochures, restrooms, and a gift shop. The center also houses a conference room and banquet room with full-service kitchen that are available to rent for receptions, meetings, and other events.

Location: 12036 Arlington Trail at Airline Road and Interstate 40
Phone: (901) 543-5333

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