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Tennessee Agricultural Museum

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Address: 440 Hogan Rd, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville, TN 37220-9029
Phone Number: (615) 837-5197
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Located on the spacious grounds of the Ellington Agricultural Center, the...

Located on the spacious grounds of the Ellington Agricultural Center, the Tennessee Agricultural Museum has an extensive collection of home and farm artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Log cabins, a small farm house, a kitchen/herb garden, perennial garden and nature trail are also part of the museum tour. Summer Saturdays are fun free family friendly themed events that give kids a taste of farm life and feature everything from grooming and riding miniature donkeys, milking goats, working with a blacksmith, making soap, or stopping by the cabins to see spinning wheels and weaving looms in action. Check out the stables where Nashville’s Mounted Police stable and train their horses. Although there is an occasional small fee for some activities, such as face painting or pony or donkey rides, admission to Summer Saturdays is free.

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Country Fair was a delight!

We were quite fortunate to be around for the Ellington Center and Agricultural Museum's fall fair. It was delightful to taste homemade candy, jams, bread; watch the blacksmith and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
Carolyn P
Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were quite fortunate to be around for the Ellington Center and Agricultural Museum's fall fair. It was delightful to taste homemade candy, jams, bread; watch the blacksmith and the sorghum worker; visit the animals, craft barn, and mansion. So much all rolled into one place and one day.

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Madison, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This festival is wonderful--one admission price and the kids as well as the adults can ride the wagon rides for free, visit with Smokey Bear and get to experience life long ago. This is one festival that is done CORRECTLY! Great vendors, food, animals and much, much more. Always the third weekend in October--so mark the date for 2015!

1 Thank Lisa M
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a great museum. In the summer they have special free weekends with extra stuff to do for the children. We went of the goats galore weekend and milked and fed goats, checked out the museum and saw some of the metro police horses. It is a free museum full of antiquities that have to do with agriculture and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend this stop for people interested in museums and agriculture. Our family had a superb time looking inside and out at this wonderful place.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I found this museum to be very interesting. I visited with my children (5 and 2) and the biggest challenge was to keep their little hands off of everything (we visit many museums and usually this isn't a problem). I am not very knowledgeable about farming tools and methods of the past, so little signs would have been helpful (I... More 

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Hopkinton, NH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I like old agricultural stuff... so I enjoyed it. Immaculately kept museum with friendly staff. Not for everyone. We combined it with trip to Belle Meade.

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Salem, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I are both agricultural education high school teachers and corn/soybean farmers. We enjoyed visiting the ag museum. Very nice facility that allows people to look back into the past to see how things were operated. It would be nice to see more of the current way of things are but extremely nice facility, staff and information. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This had a a number of areas focused on the different crops. Good collection of implements and ideas about the agriculture. It had a lot of information presented in a polished manner

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Portland, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I liked the variety of activities that go on there. It's a very family-friendly place. Seeing the vegetable garden and the old farm implements is very educational. I have brought kids there for the Music and Molasses festival and they enjoyed it very much.

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