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Tennessee State Capitol

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Address: 600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37243-9034
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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Should visit if you are in down town Nashville

I have been to the Capital many times. It offers a self-guided tour, which includes views of the senate and other chambers. As you travel through the building you will see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ascend one floor to fully appreciate this Greek Revival building's grandeur. Peek inside the Senate chambers (if not in session). Great portraits of Tennessee-born presidents Andrew Jackson, Jackson and Polk. Also interesting memorials placed around this National Historic Landmark.

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San Francisco area, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a very quiet day when we went through the capitol building. Its always kinda neat to see all the political offices, and senate floor, etc. up close and personal.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The officer at the door was very friendly and got us through the security check in no time. We picked up the self guided tour booklet and wandered on our own. The booklet was great and we enjoyed taking our time. Many assembly rooms were open and vacant so we could enter and enjoy the beauty of them. A truly... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Capital many times. It offers a self-guided tour, which includes views of the senate and other chambers. As you travel through the building you will see bullet holes remaining from the Battle of Nashville and the War of Northern Aggression. Parking can be rather tight in down town Nashville, but the effort is well worth... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the self tour which was okay as you are given a map and an overview but I wish we had waited for their guided tour. The capital building is amazing, particularly the staircase in the library and the ceiling. Well worth a visit and is free of charge which is always bonus as the rest of Nashville can... More 

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Sugar Land
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting friends in Nashville and we wanted to tour around the capital. Lots to see here in terms of history. Biggest problem is the lack pf public parking near the building itself. It seemed that many visitors were using "official parking" for short time periods. I didn't get the inside tour but enjoyed the hike around the grounds. The hills... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a guided tour with my leadership class. So much history! Very nice building & learned so much. A must do when in the city!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked all over down town and cheered the people on at the Rock and Roll Marathon. We came across this beautifully designed building and sat there taking in the views. Was worth the walk there but please if you have seen places like the Paris Sacre Coeur or London's house of Parliament don't expect much. You would want to... More 

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Waco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the ghost tour at night and we were not disappointed. Lots of history and lots of weird pictures. A must do!

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Tortola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is beatifully designed and built. All around are statues and plaques which illustrate the history of Tennessee, its place in the American Civil War and the military and political heroes to whom at one time or another it was home. Discovered by accident on a walk from Germantown to Downtown; an unexpected and very welcome surprise

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