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World's Largest Cedar Bucket

498 Hickerson Dr, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129 USA

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“the name says it all!”

The World's Largest Cedar Bucket is a 1,556 imperial gallons red cedar bucket. The bucket is approximately 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, has a 6 feet (1.8 m) diameter at its base and 9 feet (2.7 m) at its top. The bucket was built in 1887 by the Tennessee Red Cedar Woodenworks Company from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was originally displayed in Murfreesboro, until it was displayed at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair. The cedar bucket factory burned in 1952, and local grocer Crigger’s Market bought the item to display it. It was auctioned off approximately in 1965 and it was purchased by a Rossville, Georgia amusement park. It was brought back to Murfreesboro in 1976 to be displayed at Cannonsburgh Village.

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Reviewed by
cathryntalbert

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 28, 2014
Rated 3.0

Cool place! Be sure to get there before 4pm when things close. Nice creek behind village.

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Reviewed by
Devin

  • 5 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
February 10, 2014

Took a trip with my wife and our youngest son here. This is in a little section of Murfreesboro off to its own called Cannonsburg village. Pretty cool little village inside of the town. it is layed out really cool . setup like an old village from long ago. The bucket was pretty impressive. the history here is cool . the village was all closed up because of the cold but you can still walk around all year long but the houses are closed. Here is a Youtube Video of our trip check it out it was fun. http://youtu.be/e6o8ceP4BMo

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Reviewed by
amyinsc

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
November 28, 2019
Rated 4.0

Fun and interesting place. My in-laws have lived in Nashville for years signs have never been here. I was able to tell them some history I learned here about Murfreesboro. The bucket it's not the original bucket, but a reproduction. The original was destroyed by arsonists a number of years ago.

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Reviewed by
Rojito

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
December 12, 2016
Rated 5.0

When you need a free place to stretch your legs and see something interesting, this is the place to go! Old train caboose on the property makes for great photo opa and how can you pass up the largest cedar bucket? Definitely stop by!

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Reviewed by
LindaPerrySnyder

  • 10 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 12, 2016
Rated 4.0

Great stop to stretch the legs!

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Reviewed by
angelamuriel

  • 6 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0

It is awesome! It's in a small village with The antique gas pumps, old tractors, and historic buildings. So cool! It also has free bathrooms that are really clean. Remember it closes at 4pm Central Time. Free parking too! Enjoy!

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World's Largest Cedar Bucket

498 Hickerson Dr
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
37129 USA

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