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Tennessee State Capitol

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Address: 600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
Phone Number: 615-741-0830
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Description: The grounds around this majestic neo-classical building offer statues of...
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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Great visit to a historic Capitol Building

If you are in to state capitols and history then put this on your list. I was pleased that security was not too burdensome and the visit was leisurely. The Legislature was not in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After going through security we took a self guided tour of the beautiful Capital, before joining in on a very informative guided tour. It was a great learning experience. I loved all the symbolism and history. We parked in Bi-Centennial park free and ate a great lunch at the Farmers Market food court located in the park.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was fun! We enjoyed it. Kinda of a nerd - had to visit history/educational stuff while on vacation!

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is by far the worst public building we have ever visited in the US in terms of handicap accommodations. We drove around for quite a while looking for a handicapped spot and found none although there were TONS of empty spots reserved for employees. Since we were determined to visit the TN capitol we ended up parking several blocks... More 

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sioux city, iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you are in to state capitols and history then put this on your list. I was pleased that security was not too burdensome and the visit was leisurely. The Legislature was not in during the day I visited so crowds were at a minimum. The building retains its historic integrity even with some modernization. Friendly tour guides and few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Well positioned building close to the centre of town with a great view away from the centre. The last building designed by William Strickland, he is buried here, and without a dome. We took a free guided tour at 2.00 and were the only two on the tour which lasted about an hour. The building has two floors and is... More 

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Arnold, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It may be because I am comparing this to Missouri's capitol. First impression was security, which I understand is important, took us at least 15 minutes to get in the building, about 5-6 people in front of us at security. Bag search, they copy your drivers license and you walk through a metal detector. After security you are left looking... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

I took my nephews on off season and they were able to see the local legislation floor and loved seeing the bust, paintings, status and mausoleums of presidents and individuals they have learned about in school. Not for everyone, but if your a history buff its free interesting and some cool stories of hauntings at Polks tomb.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Use the west entrance for a self guided tour. Booklets give details of artwork and architecture. When not in session you can walk in the senate, house, and Supreme Court rooms. Great view of centennial park. Don't miss the old state library room. The staircase is amazing. Look up!! There are thousands of house and senate journals lining the shelves... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The capital building and grounds are gorgeous. Wear walking shoes, lots of hills and steps. There were so many statues and President Polks tomb is there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a beautiful building! It is not too ostentatious, but is very elegant and classy. The monuments they have on the grounds are meaningful, not frivolous. Definitely worth a walk around!

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Additional Information about Tennessee State Capitol

Address: Address: 600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
Phone Number: 615-741-0830
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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