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Tennessee State Capitol

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Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
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Address: 600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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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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I just wandered into this lovely building on a hot day and did the self guided tour. Interesting history with local stories.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Elizabeth M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 ?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Up on a hill, overlooking the city and Bicentennial Mall, the state Capitol building is lovely. Take the tour to get inside and hear all the interesting facts and history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always try to take in a capitol tour if we are near a state capitol. Although most tours are given by guides, on this particular day there were many large school groups which left us the option of a self guided tour. The brochure that was provided was detailed enough to make our tour worthwhile. We were free to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting to walk around and learn some history. President Polk and wife buried there. Statues honoring Andrew Jackson and Sgt. York.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

There are tours or you can wander on your own with a map through much of this beautiful building and visit the Representatives chamber and view many interesting portraits, photos etc. This is NOT a museum, but a working state capitol, so don't expect displays and interactive presentations. It is quiet, except when a group of school kids are on... More 

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