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Tennessee State Capitol: Tours & Tickets

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The grounds around this majestic neo-classical building offer statues of many historic figures, plus the graves of President Polk and his wife.
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600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37243-9034
Downtown Nashville
+1 615-741-0830
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed the free tour of my state capitol. It was approximately 90 minutes with a phenomenal docent who provided in-depth details about a variety of things from the building and grounds to the architect to how the TN government operates. The added bonus...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met several interesting people during this tour. It was interesting to see. As a retired Mass. state trooper I spoke with several of the Tennessee troopers assigned here and they were great. I felt as though they were really happy when I introduced myself to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank garv48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our guided tour (self guided is an option, too) by Oliver. We got to see the House and Senate chambers as well as the former Supreme Court chamber. I'd recommend the guided tour as you'll learn more about those who built the building. Former...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank takrafty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building is very impressive and offers a great view, especially on the north side. Good place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 256kaylees
Reviewed 8 October 2019

Hourly tours provided by the Tennessee State Museum staff are informative, and the restored building is beautiful in its simplicity.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dan556
Reviewed 7 October 2019

We visited the State Capitol building when in Nashville. We really enjoyed it. It is beautiful and offers the opportunity to take some nice photos.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brian D
Reviewed 5 October 2019

I drove around the capitol, but never went in because I could not find a place to park at the capitol.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank SFtraveler49
Reviewed 29 September 2019

Most state capitols show off the history of their state, and Tennessee's is no exception. Portraits of past governors line the hallways, and statues of former US presidents from Tennessee (Jackson, Polk, and Andrew Johnson) occupy places of honor. You need to go through a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank rhawnhurster
Reviewed 23 September 2019

The Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect William Strickland and built between 1845 and 1859. Located at 600 Charlotte Avenue, on a hill overlooking the city and the Cumberland River, it is one of Nashville's most significant examples of Greek...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 18 September 2019

Free tour 3 times a day. Short tour, 45 minutes, Gives some history of Nashville and you get to see both house of reps and senate chambers. After tour, walk to farmers market and nashville state museum.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Judith K
20 June 2018|
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Response from Corazon50 | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing anything regarding this gentleman. If there is something, it was not in an obvious location that I could see.
Brett M
28 March 2018|
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Response from RetiredNavy80 | Reviewed this property |
Can't recall if I took any pics. Went thru security but don't remember if we had cameras with us. Sorry I can't be more definitive on an answer.