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Tennessee State Capitol

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Address: 600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
Phone Number: +1 615-741-0830
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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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Good self-guided tour

Get a brochure to follow a self-guided tour of the building. The major rooms are open if not in session. Interesting historical site.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get a brochure to follow a self-guided tour of the building. The major rooms are open if not in session. Interesting historical site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is definitely a nice capitol building, and has some great monuments. Probably the most scenic thing in Nashville (and maybe the only scenic thing, haha).

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Miami
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It contains the Governor's Office along with the Senate and House Chambers. Very historic including the Tenn US Presidents.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views from the top of the hill. Walk around the entire building and admire the city and the buildings architecture. The doors to the place are amazing. Since this is up on a hill it has a lot of steps, so take that into consideration.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a free tour of the capital and enjoyed the excellent tour. The building is very impressive and the tour guide a wealth of knowledge. To see the structure and learn of the history was great. We parked near the farmer's market and walked up....lots of stairs!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the state capitol on a Saturday and the museum was unfortunately closed. The grounds were lovely with multiple statues and landscaping. A former US President's grave is on the grounds. And it was a beautiful day to stroll around taking in the history. I've attached a few photos.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building and grounds. Very well maintained. There are several historic buildings downtown that are a a must-see. Just make sure there aren't any downtown events going on. It makes it difficult to maneuver around.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of our 'staycation' in Nashville, we finally made it to the capitol. WELL worth it for the guided tour by the effervescent Jennifer. The building is beautiful inside and out, parts original and restored, with great views over the city, especially the Bicentennial Mall. We were thrilled with the discovery that the crowning architectural feature is a copy... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked by this building to take pictures of the historic architecture, and found that it was open to the public. There is a metal detector and guard, but he's super friendly and welcoming. Once inside we wandered around. It's beautiful inside and there are lots of pictures and busts of the presidents and governors of Tennessee like Jackson, Polk,... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to many state capitals but this is definitely one of the best. You can either do a self guided or have a guided tour. I did self guide because we like to take our time.

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