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Tennessee State Museum

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The new Tennessee State Museum is located at the corner of Rosa L. Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. It is designed to bring history to life. It includes a “Tennessee Time Tunnel” chronicling the state’s rich...more
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1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208-2624
Downtown Nashville
+1 800-407-4324
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an awesome museum for eveything Tennesse. It moved like a time line through the states history. Worth a look if you have the time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rabarnes21
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my 17 yr. old and my 80 yr old mother in law to see the new location for the state museum. The previous one was old with very few exhibits. This new one has so much more. It is confusing to get around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jlove65
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum moved and opened in a new location in October 2018. It's now located beside the Farmers' Market at the corner of Rosa Parks and Jefferson streets. The exhibits begin with prehistoric times and go through the present day. It also has four temporary...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank foxthen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped by the museum while walking around Nashville. We were pleasantly surprised with how nice this museum is.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mom2babymac
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was so looking forward to seeing the new Tennessee State Museum, but it fell flat!! The first impression you get is the young lady behind the main desk who was reading a book and did not greet the guest as they came or offer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank graciebryson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tennessee State Museum is fabulous. It opened at a new location. It is now just behind the Farmer’s Market. It has great exhibits on native Americans, slavery, segregation and the sit-ins protesting segregation, but also covers the many facets of Tennessee history including the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ginnie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tennessee State Museum is a newly completed museum that was completed late in 2018. The museum is an all inclusive history of Tennessee and is attractive for all ages. The museum covers the history of Tennessee from pre-history to modern day with videos, clothing,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Larry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exibits are very interesting. The museum is well laid out, so you walk through it in a logical manner.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jbeanhermitage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New musuem with lots of audio and videos telling the history of America through the people and places within Tennessee. Really recommended!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 935michaele
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building, beautiful water feature outside and then you go inside to view exhibits. Where are the other fascinating Native American Relics that were previously on display? Also, the Civil War display has been gutted to be more politically correct. There used to be numerous...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melina L, Social Media Coordinator at Tennessee State Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Tennessee State Museum. We appreciate your feedback, and are sorry that you felt that our exhibitions were lacking in specific artifacts. We can assure you that great care was put into the design and curation of the exhibitions, from the...More

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March 12, 2017|
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Response from iTRAVELwithSTYLE | Property representative |
Also, there may be parking spots available at at the Bicentennial State Park which is few blocks away. Nashville has a free bright green bus that you can pick up near there and it will take you uptown.