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Tennessee State Capitol: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Thank SFtraveler49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Wcsgirl25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Capitol is well signposted. There are street meters for parking although very busy ( and when I visited over half the meters in Nashville were out of use for some reason). Most of the immediate car parks are for businesses only. I persevered and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You enter on the lower level and you go through security and the Motlow tunnel to get to the elevator for the first floor. The 45mn guided tour was so interesting and informative (Mond to Fri 9am to 3pm), our guide was really funny with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

The Tennessee State Capitol building sits on a hill overlooking the Bicentennial Mall Park. Beautiful grounds all around.

Date of experience: August 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.