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Tennessee State Capitol

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Address: 600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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+1 615-741-0830
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Very impressive building

Passed by on our hop-off half day tour of Nashville in June 2011. Roman style of architecture. There is a really large lawn that sprawls just like green carpet in behind the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Prince George, Canada
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our Tennessee State Capitol is a beautiful and functional building. It is truly a building that we should all be proud of!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not as large or grand as some of the other state capitols we have visited, the Tennessee State Capitol is nonetheless beautiful and unique. (Unfortunately there was only one tour guide on duty at a time, and he/she were scheduled to take a group of students on a tour while we were there, so we had to do the... More 

Thank Ginny J
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Tennessee state capital is a pretty nice building and it photographs nicely. I actually thought it would be a lot bigger and grander though. They have a couple of statues in the surrounding areas and I really like the steps and that it sits upon a hill. They could use some more landscaping work to beautify the grounds. I... More 

Thank Angelle225
Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passed by on our hop-off half day tour of Nashville in June 2011. Roman style of architecture. There is a really large lawn that sprawls just like green carpet in behind the building.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just wandered into this lovely building on a hot day and did the self guided tour. Interesting history with local stories.

Thank Elizabeth M
Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Walk around this area. You can get a view of the surrounding from the podium level. Quite impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Tennessee has a great sense of history, and it is definitely on show on the grounds of the state capitol building. The statues of statesmen and presidents from Tennessee are educational as well as beautiful. The walk around the grounds is a perfect small hike with many alcoves to discover and explore.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Yes, it is a government building but it is a stunning piece of architecture and very grand. If you have time, spend some time walking around the building - beautiful from all sides!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We saw old photos of the capitol in various areas around Nashville, and Fort Negley. The interior is what you would expect, but we did get to stick out noses in the Senate and House chambers. There is a piece of the banister missing from a gunshot during an argument a hundred years ago. Guess that's why there is a... More 

Thank RichGTraveling
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

The Capitol building sits on a small rise looking down on the city proper and is an imposing structure ! We arrived too early for a visit but strolled around the grounds with the Squirrels for company. Past Presidents buried & honored plus Sgt York , I loved Gary Cooper in that Movie !! Well worth a look see ?

Thank Skeney57

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