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Tennessee State Museum

505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37243
+1 800-407-4324
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The Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation with more than 60,000-sq.-ft. of permanent exhibits and a 10,000-sq.-ft. changing exhibition hall where temporary exhibits are on view. The museum's interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago with prehistoric humans and continue through the early 1900s with special sections on Native American Indians, explorers, pioneers, the Antebellum age, the Civil War, and the beginning of a new century. The State Museum is open every day except Mondays, and admission is free.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37243
Downtown Nashville
+1 800-407-4324
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were in search of some history and air conditioning while visiting Nashville. This is a very nice small museum and it's FREE. It tells the entire history of Tennessee from the Stone Age to 'modern' times. I would have expected much more but was...More

Thank AR5EN4L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a good hour here (and we went through pretty fast because they were getting ready to close at 5). There is a lot to see and learn about! Great thing for us to see as tourists because the exhibits helped explain some interesting...More

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went through the hassle of driving all the way to the city to visit this museum and it was disappointing. First, there are A FEW spots in front for $2 an hour parking, but we had to park across the street for $18 for...More

Thank Jrbacon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to learn all you can about Tennessee. It was very interesting and did I mention admission is free?

Thank brittany655
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a hot, humid day this was a stop we definitely enjoyed. We spent about 2-2.5 hours touring the museum and really appreciating all that was shown in Tennessee history.

Thank nlkawalec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a very well organized museum with amazing artifacts on display. Some of the highlights for us were the Native American nutcracker and the mummy. We learned a lot about Tennessee and the Civil War. There are some things for little kids to do but...More

Thank Trish A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum had extensive displays on the native american period, the colonization period, and the civil war, as well as a big section on Andrew Jackson and his fellow politicians. Those sections were well presented. But the displays stop at the Tennessee centennial. It really...More

Thank Juan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are closed on Mondays and you can't always find a parking spot but they are building a new museum that opens in 2018 and I'm quite sure they will have their own parking lot. Lots to see.

Thank littletomato19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum covers TN history from early man to the early 1900's. They have an extensive collection and the museum covers 3 floors. While very young children might be bored in places the full size conestoga wagon, pioneer cabins, frontier toys, and Egyptian mummy will...More

Thank jennifercP6709MA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went purely to see the civil war collection which we had heard was comprehensive. Unfortunately the museum is getting ready to move location so a lot of the exhibits had been packed in readiness but what was still there was excellent We plan to...More

Thank Tigersouthernbabe
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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.