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Tennessee State Museum

505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37208-2624
+1 800-407-4324
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The new Tennessee State Museum will open to the public on Oct. 4, 2018 on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. It is designed to bring history to life. It includes a “Tennessee Time Tunnel” chronicling the state’s rich history and leading visitors though the Museum’s permanent collection, a hands-on children’s gallery, six rotating galleries, a state-of-the art digital learning center and a two-story Grand Hall. Exhibitions include significant artifacts related to the state’s history, along with displays of art, furniture, textiles, and photographs produced by Tennesseans. The Museum's Civil War holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the finest in the nation.There is no admission charge for visitors. Hours are subject to change. Please check our website at tnmuseum.org or call for the most up to date information on parking and hours.
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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37208-2624
Downtown Nashville
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+1 800-407-4324
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the civil rights march tour and then toured the museum after...had an excellent time. Curators were very knowledgeable and kind enough to share in detail and cater their talks towards my international traveling children! Enjoyed the Civil rights march! Had a great time...More

Thank Matt R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for something to do while in Nashville involving some history, not country music? Check this place out. As a history lover, this place was small but awesome.

Thank Dominic D
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great place to visit during morning/afternoon. Many excellent exhibits and you can catch at least one traveling exhibit as well many times. Museum has multiple levels covering many different ages through history

Thank James B
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is an awesome museum in Nashville and was a highlight of my trip. I have been to museums in 30+ countries and this definitely makes the list of my absolute favorites. The exhibits were informative and interesting, and I could have spent many hours...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

My wife and spent about 90 minutes here. We both found it interesting. A lot of interesting stuff! Unfortunately, they are in the process of moving, and a number of artifacts are no longer there. I wanted to leave, as I was get frustrated. My...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Exhibit is moving before the end of the year. Some items are being worked on. But, it did not take away from our learning and enjoying the history of Tennessee. I will say this I am not a big fan on Andrew Jackson. Wish they...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a great place to spend a Saturday if you find yourself in Nashville. I've taken both my family and my Boy Scout troop here and we have always had a great time. The museum is absolutely free to the public and has some...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The museum is definitely a little dated (but the brand new building on Jefferson will be open later this year in October), but it's free and has some interesting artifacts depicting Tennessee history. My favorite thing about the museum? Their lunch and learn series? Once...More

Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We spent a rainy morning here, wandering around. Many well done exhibits, from pre-historical inhabitants thru the War of Northern Agression, with frank discussions of the slavery past, all the way to semi-modern events, such as civil rights marches, etc. A museum lovers happy place....More

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We visited this museum with a group of 40. This museum has an amazing display of artifacts! Yes, there are some missing pieces as they transferred some to the newly built building, BUT this place has over 4 hours worth of information and artifacts to...More

Thank Jack L
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Etonian30
13 March 2017|
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Response from iTRAVELwithSTYLE | Property representative |
Also, there may be parking spots available at at the Bicentennial State Park which is few blocks away. Nashville has a free bright green bus that you can pick up near there and it will take you uptown.
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