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Tennessee State Museum

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The new Tennessee State Museum is located at the corner of Rosa L. 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...more
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1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208-2624
Downtown Nashville
+1 800-407-4324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Congratulations to the generous people of Nashville who made this Museum a living experience for all.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carmel D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new museum is beautiful and gives a comprehensive overview of Tennessee history. There are a lot of videos and primary documents/artifacts. I could’ve spent a whole day slowly reading everything. It’s very well done and plus it’s free!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank philipkG9245FG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow-the new museum is so pretty. We took our teens and spent a rainy afternoon there. Something for everyone from civil war, quilts and music history. And it's FREE.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in the old facility many times, and the difference is mind-boggling. No more frustration with parking, or even difficulty finding the museum. Easy access and hours of enjoyment examining the relics of this state's rich past. So much to see, you can't experience...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sassygardner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A forthright history of the many people who have lived in Tennessee since the beginning. Well organized and curated. Quite the large structure. Take a look a the panels and monuments in the park across the way.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum at its brand new location over the grand opening weekend, so I expected a few things not to be finished, which they weren't. Landscaping not ready, some construction dust and equipment still out, empty spaces where future exhibits will go, etc....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ScuttledCuttle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tennessee State Museum is wonderful. You need at least an hour to hurry through, 2 hours would be better. If you need reading glass please be sure to have them with you. Parking and admission was free when I visited. Next door, the farmer's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Connie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a free museum with free parking that is woefully under attended. It offers an impressive multi-media "time machine" with a comprehensive history of the State of Tennessee, not exclusively Nashville. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to spend an hour or so. Interesting to walk around but I'm sure I missed alot too. It would have been easier if there had been IKEA style marks on the floor advising the direction to take so as not to miss...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great new space with beautiful views. The layout is nice. The old museum seemed to have more stuff. The mummys are bot there anymore as well as other items. But its definitely worth 3 hours of your time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.