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Parks and Recreation

Hodge House in Percy Warner Park

Front view of Hodge House from Chickering Road

A Brief History

Hodge House was built by the Hodge family around 1811. The family and their descendants lived on and loved this land until 1928 when it became part of Percy Warner Park. The Hodges, Northerns, Cartwrights, and Sawyers all called this home. Learn more about these families by researching the List of Hodge House Owners, compiled by Robert M. Northern, June 2011.

Warner Parks' naturalists proudly archive and share the incredible history of this land. Over the years, volunteers such as John Hardcastle and Bob Brown have compiled file cabinets of photos, maps, stories, and notes. If you have information about the Hodge House or Warner Park history to share, please contact Heather Gallagher.

Rent for Your Special Event

Contact Warner Park Headquarters, 615-370-8051, for rental information.

In 2007, Metro Parks of Nashville and Friends of Warner Parks orchestrated the effort to salvage logs, hardware, and other parts of the original house. Working with the Historic Commission and local contractors, Hodge House was reconstructed to be used for historic programming and special occasions. We welcome your small meetings, commercial photo shoots, or other intimate events to this historic space.

Program inside of Hodge HouseThe Hodge House property includes:

  • Ten-space parking lot, and parking for visitors who need additional accessibility
  • Air-conditioned/heated indoor space
  • Early 20th Century porches
  • A working fireplace
  • Small restroom
  • Set-up of tables and chairs for 30 inside

The mission of the Hodge House is to provide a unique venue for historic interpretation, environmental education, and special occasions.