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“This place is amazing and free!!!”

Tennessee State Museum
Ranked #46 of 268 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 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 look at and admire! The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable! It was truly amazing how everything was neatly put on display and described to all ages! We were amazed at the history to go along nag with all the artifacts!!! This place is a must see and we will visit again when our kids are in their teens!!!

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

went there with my grand kids and had a good time. spent all morning walking around and learning about the history of Tennessee. Well worth going to see.

Thank silanskis
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

A good review of Tennessee history, starting in prehistoric times. Near a lot of other downtown things to do. They are building a new state museum building and should open it later in the spring of 2018. I recommend a visit. Also, the present location is a block away from a the Tennessee Military History Museum.

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

My husband and I are from the Memphis area so we were excited to learn about the history of Tennessee. We were very disappointed to find that they were in the middle of hanging locations. This wouldn't have been an issue except that they had taken many of the artifacts out of the museum already. We were very disappointed with how many things were missing. It seems that it would make more sense to close for a week and get everything moved rather than disappoint museum goers.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

There are many things in Nashville that are not open on Sunday afternoon, but this Museum is. Parking was not a problem on Sunday. They are building a new Museum to be open November of 2018. Consequenty, there are a few artifacts removed and the lighting here is a little dark. But it was a wonderful stop and contained many priceless artifacts with great interpretation regarding Tennessee History. You could spend an hour or almost all day here, so it was a wonderful choice for us. We thought if we got bored, we would just leave. We ended up staying until closing. We also found the gift shop had some great sale items as well as unique souvenirs, that we purchased. This museum was a MUST SEE and FREE!

Thank FrontierJ
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