The land that the zoo in Nashville is located on was once the Grassmere Farm. Two old sisters lived and ran this farm. The home was well over 200 years old. When the ladies died, they left the farm to the city of Nashville to be used to take care of animals. The city turned it into the zoo. The home site and farm are still standing today. It was quite odd seeing this old house along with animals from Africa and other parts of the world.