The Age of Jackson

Between 1815 and 1850, Tennessee embodied the spirit of American expansion and politics, with President Andrew Jackson being the central character in the state’s development.

Jackson was an American hero who became the first president from the land west of the old seaboard colonies. But the “age of Jackson” was more than one man. It was a time when government, both on the state and national levels, became more responsive to the “common folk.” State constitutions were rewritten, and politicians now had to court their votes. Displays on Jackson, David Crockett, Sam Houston, and President James K. Polk are included in this section.

Artifacts of note include:

  • Reconstruction of a middle class farmer’s cabin;
  • English-made flintlock dueling pistols;
  • Standard cavalry bugle, c. 1825-40

Return to Permanent Exhibits

The State Museum is currently CLOSED at this location and scheduled to open at a NEW location in October 2018
Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

The Tennessee Military Branch Museum is open for visitors.
Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
301 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243
FREE ADMISSION
 

 

 

 

 
 
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The State Museum is currently CLOSED at this location and scheduled to open at a NEW location in October 2018
Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

The Tennessee Military Branch Museum is open for visitors.
Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
301 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243
FREE ADMISSION
 

 

 

 

 
 
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