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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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Address: Corner of Commerce and South 2nd Street, Clarksville, TN 37041
Phone Number: 931 648-5780
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The oustside of the building was my favorite - reminded me of the Haunted Mansion at Disney World. Many really nice displays inside including a post office and lots of historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Susan B
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my grandkids for a visit. The bubble cave was a BIG hit! Oh, and the wonderful woman at the information desk with the shark cookie jar! My boys wanted to stay with her! The basement is the best part when when you have small children. Great spot for a hot our rainy day.

Thank marysewandsew
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The oustside of the building was my favorite - reminded me of the Haunted Mansion at Disney World. Many really nice displays inside including a post office and lots of historical information about the area. Didn't know Wilma Rudolf was from this town. Nice area for children like a bubble room and other hands on stuff. Friendly staff and nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The local museum is a nice place but I must say that I have always been left wanting when I have visited the place. Clarksville being the 5th largest city in the state you would kind of expect it to be a little bigger. But they do always do a nice job with their exhibits.

Thank Tamara P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My elderly mother has walking issues and needed a wheelchair. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They got us a wheelchair to use and gave us helpful advise on how to negotiate the chair within the museum. The collection of the Boehm Porcelain collection was beautiful!

Thank Jennifer B
Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great historical items from Clarksville. Nice little area for children to learn some activities. Go there to beat the heat. It's affordable and a great way to learn about Clarksville history. Local artists are featured too. Check for special showings of different local attractions. Inexpensive for about half day.

Thank horswhisprs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and her three cousins love going to the museum. There's so much for them to do. There's something for children of any age. If you've never been you got to take time to take your kids. I know they'll love it and have lots of fun.

Thank Sdawn319
Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Nicely done. The building is beautiful and one section is still untouched from when it was a bank. Handicapped accessible ramps and elevator. Must check out the Bubble room. Some really nice exhibits for the little ones. If you have young children or grandkids buy the membership!

Thank Nsenn99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I might be biased because I grew up going here but it is educational and fun for all ages. I will say it is more interesting if you read the descriptions, especially on the artwork. I like the trains best and the glass birds. Make sure to bring your cameras because some things are a little too amazing to be... More 

Thank Bridgette B
Front Royal, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Babysitting grandson and felt the need to get him out of the house and away from the video game for a couple hours. Weather was too nasty for outdoor activities, so we tried the museum. They have a variety of exhibits, including art, history of the area, history of the flag, a train set, and a children's hands on area... More 

Thank Tireddoc
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I was impressed by the Clarksville history here. Basement floor unfinished, train set is more of a hodge-podge of small toys and only runs for like 30 minutes a week. Liked the existing exhibits, nice little play area for the kids.

Thank serinalisa

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