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Tennessee Agricultural Museum

440 Hogan Rd, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville, TN 37220-9029
(615) 837-5197
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Ranked #66 of 122 Attractions in Nashville
Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located on the spacious grounds of the Ellington Agricultural Center, the Tennessee Agricultural Museum has an extensive collection of home and farm... more » Owner description: Located on the spacious grounds of the Ellington Agricultural Center, the Tennessee Agricultural Museum has an extensive collection of home and farm artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Log cabins, a small farm house, a kitchen/herb garden, perennial garden and nature trail are also part of the museum tour. Summer Saturdays are fun free family friendly themed events that give kids a taste of farm life and feature everything from grooming and riding miniature donkeys, milking goats, working with a blacksmith, making soap, or stopping by the cabins to see spinning wheels and weaving looms in action. Check out the stables where Nashville’s Mounted Police stable and train their horses. Although there is an occasional small fee for some activities, such as face painting or pony or donkey rides, admission to Summer Saturdays is free. « less
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a great museum. In the summer they have special free weekends with extra stuff to do for the children. We went of the goats galore weekend and milked and fed goats, checked out the museum and saw some of the metro police horses. It is a free museum full of antiquities that have to do with agriculture and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I highly recommend this stop for people interested in museums and agriculture. Our family had a superb time looking inside and out at this wonderful place.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I found this museum to be very interesting. I visited with my children (5 and 2) and the biggest challenge was to keep their little hands off of everything (we visit many museums and usually this isn't a problem). I am not very knowledgeable about farming tools and methods of the past, so little signs would have been helpful (I... More

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Hopkinton, NH
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I like old agricultural stuff... so I enjoyed it. Immaculately kept museum with friendly staff. Not for everyone. We combined it with trip to Belle Meade.

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Salem, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I are both agricultural education high school teachers and corn/soybean farmers. We enjoyed visiting the ag museum. Very nice facility that allows people to look back into the past to see how things were operated. It would be nice to see more of the current way of things are but extremely nice facility, staff and information. It... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This had a a number of areas focused on the different crops. Good collection of implements and ideas about the agriculture. It had a lot of information presented in a polished manner

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Portland, TN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I liked the variety of activities that go on there. It's a very family-friendly place. Seeing the vegetable garden and the old farm implements is very educational. I have brought kids there for the Music and Molasses festival and they enjoyed it very much.

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