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Paris, Tennessee

Historic Site or District
Downtown Paris, Tennessee – Cari Griffith

ADA Accessibility Notes


Paris Tennessee is considered the oldest incorporated town in West Tennessee. The centerpiece of the historic downtown area is the 1897 Richardsonian Romanesque Henry County Courthouse, the oldest working judicial building in West Tennessee. Enjoy visiting the many shops and eateries, downtown park, Eiffel Tower, Heritage Center, library, dozens of seasonal events and more in this vibrant city. Paris is well known for the "World's Biggest Fish Fry," an annual event held the last week of April.

Downtown Paris even has an app, so you won't miss a thing! This app includes recorded history, photos, shopping deals, an event calendar and more.

How to Get There

From Nashville, Tennessee - Approximately 2 hours
Head southwest on Church St toward Capitol Blvd
3 min (0.6 mi)
Take I-24 W to TN-237 W/Rossview Rd in Montgomery County. Take exit 8 from I-24 W
37 min (42.2 mi)
Take 101st Airborne Division Pkwy and TN-374 to US-79 S
22 min (14.8 mi)
Turn right onto US-79 S
Pass by Dollar General (on the left in 26.8 mi)
57 min (53.7 mi)
Follow Chickasaw Rd to E Washington St
4 min (1.8 mi)
Arrive at Court square,101 E Washington St
Paris, TN 38242

From Memphis. Tennessee, Approximately 2.5 hours
Get on I-40
1 min (0.4 mi)
Follow I-40 to US-412 W/US-70 E in Madison County. Take exit 87 from I-40
1 h 19 min (89.0 mi)
Follow US-70 E, TN-22 N and US-79 N to W Washington St in Paris
1 h 4 min (55.6 mi)
Arrive Courthouse,101 E Washington Street
Paris, TN 38242

From Huntsville, Alabama - Approximately 3.5 hours
Get on I-65 N in Ardmore from AL-53 N
44 min (27.7 mi)
Follow I-65 N, I-840 W/TN-840 and I-40 W to TN-69 N/US-641 N in Decatur County. Take exit 126 from I-40 W
1 h 59 min (140 mi)
Follow TN-69 N/US-641 N to W Washington St in Paris
48 min (37.5 mi)
Arrive 101 E Washington St, Paris, TN 38242

From Paducah, Kentucky - Approximately 1.5 hours
Take S 3rd St and Wayne Sullivan Dr to US-62 E/Clarks River Rd
7 min (3.4 mi)
Take I-24 E, Purchase Pkwy S and US-641 S to W Washington St in Paris
1 h 16 min (64.9 mi)
Turn left onto W Washington St
27 s (315 ft)
101 E Washington St #100
Paris, TN 38242

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on a leash are welcome.

Time Period Represented

Late 1800s


Seasons Open

Open year-round.


Visitor Fees


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