Camden, Tennessee: North America's Only Freshwater Pearl Farm

The pristine embayment of Birdsong Creek is the only place where freshwater pearls can be farmed in the U.S. More exciting than a fish farm.

Birdsong Resort and Marina

Address:
255 Marina Rd, Camden, TN
Directions:
At the Birdsong Resort and Marina. I-40 exit 133. North on Hwy 191/Birdsong Rd for nine miles, then turn right onto Marina Rd.
Hours:
M-Sa 8-5, Su 9-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
731-584-7880
Admission:
Free
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Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm, and Tours

The freshwater pearl farm is the ONLY freshwater culturing pearl farm in North America. They grow freshwater pearls in the harbor of the marina on a 52-acre resort named Birdsong Resort, Marina, and RV Campground. The pearl is the state gem of Tennessee.

[Judy Steward, 09/22/2013]

We always wondered how landlocked Tennessee ended up with the pearl as its state gem....

North America's Only Freshwater Pearl Farm

This is the only freshwater pearl farm located in the United States. It is absolutely one of the most unique and interesting attractions. It is located at Birdsong Marina and Resort on Interstate 40 which connects Memphis and Nashville, TN.

[Vickie Rose, 06/08/2003]

The freshwater pearl is Tennessee's Official State Gem, and the pristine embayment of Birdsong Creek is the only place where they can be grown.

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