Visiting the State Capitol

Your class is invited to take a guided tour of the historic Tennessee State Capitol. One of the oldest working capitols in the nation, this Greek Revival style building contains a great deal of history within its limestone walls. Staff will guide you through its historic halls and chambers to view the governor's reception room, bullet-scarred stair rail, House of Representatives, Senate, and old State Library.

Groups may be unable to view all rooms at the Capitol as it is a working building and subject to use by legislators and/or groups for meetings, ceremonies, and session.

State Capitol Guided Tour -- All Ages. Staff guide school groups through the historic State Capitol covering the history of the building and Tennessee state government. Reservations are required. 

Guided tours are available Monday through Friday on the hour, beginning at 9 a.m., (except for noon) with the last tour at 3 p.m. The tours take 30 to 45 minutes depending upon the size of the group.

When visiting the State Capitol, visitors may enter the building at the west entrance and go through the security check. Tours begin at the Information Desk located on the first floor across from the main stairwell. Because the Motlow Tunnel is closed for construction, visitors will need to walk up the steps to the west entrance. Visitors with special needs should call 615-741-1886 during regular office hours (Mon. – Fri. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

Click here to view photographs of State Capitol school tours

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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