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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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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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So Much History

The State Capitol might not be at the top of every tourists list of place to go, but when I have the chance, I like see the legislature buildings of places I go. There is so much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
iamjasonmills
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Edmonton, Canada

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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The TN State Capitol is well worth visiting for residents and visitors alike. The oldest continuously working state capitol in the U.S., free tours are offered regularly throughout the day. The beautiful building is constructed completely of TN marble and limestone. The architect, William Strickland, is buried in the walls as he was so proud of this creation and a... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Experience the unique history of the building through one of the capitol tours. You will see the halls of state government in all their majesty.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick look around and it was great. Beautiful architecture throughout. The senate was in session complete with heated debate, so that was awesome. I hope to return and take the guided tour soon.

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Thank John P
Gallatin, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here with some friends from out of town that are trying to see every capital building in the US. they loved it!

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Thank denric2016
Tampa, Florida
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441 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Modeled after a Greek iconic temple the Tennessee state capital is a fine example of stone and iron engineering/ construction and Greek Revival architecture. Well worth the time to stop by and admire. The building is also registered as a National Historic landmark. Equally worthwhile is entering the structure and taking a self guided tour of the old supreme court... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The State Capitol might not be at the top of every tourists list of place to go, but when I have the chance, I like see the legislature buildings of places I go. There is so much history, and each is unique. Tennessee's State Capitol is well worth checking out. It is one of the oldest State Capitol Buildings, and... More 

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Thank iamjasonmills
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I tried to visit on New Years Eve. The information on the website isn't great. The phone number I found was actually for the state museum, and he wasn't sure if the Capitol would be open or not. The website said it would be open...We had our doubts but thought we'd at least check. After spending a... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We did not take a tour of the State Capitol but the view at night is awesome, especially during December.

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Thank Mike O
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Worth a walk around. Lots of history, beautiful building. Maybe a better visit in the summer time, since you are outside a lot, but still a nice place......Lots of good "photo ops"

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Thank rryan313131
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We did a quick sled guided tour while we were passing through. Beautiful building! The kids enjoyed walking around. It was a nice free way to get out and walk around while still learning something.

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