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Please note that we are currently reinstituting on-site field trips and are in the process of updating this information on our website. If you do not find the information you need at this time, please email us at Museum.Tours@tn.gov Thank you!
On this page, you can find information about Field Trips and Frequently Asked Questions.
There is no better way to learn Tennessee history than to experience it! We invite you to create your own Tennessee learning adventure with a trip to the Tennessee State Museum and Tennessee State Capitol.
Requesting Your Visit
A visit to the Tennessee State Museum and Capitol are FREE. However, you must reserve a specific date and time through the museum’s scheduling office AND obtain a confirmation letter from the museum.
Capitol 600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee
Capitol Tour 45-50 minutes
Standards: K.16, 1.15, 1.17, 1.17, 1.19, 2.22, 2.23, 2.24, 2.25, 2.26, 4.14, 4.39, 5.36, 5.47, 5.54, 8.23, 8.28, 8.53, 8.67, 8.68
On a guided tour of the Tennessee State Capitol, you will join an educator on a 45 minute long guided tour. The tour will cover the history of the state of Tennessee, state and local government, and interesting stories of the building itself.
Tennessee State Museum 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee
Museum Program Descriptions
Museum Gallery Exploration 60-90 minutes
The best way to see the museum is by experiencing the interactive galleries. Students will use a grade level appropriate scavenger hunt that leads them through all five permanent galleries. On their journey, they will see real artifacts spanning Tennessee's prehistory to modern day all while engaging with exhibit interactives.
As you explore the museum, these scavenger hunt will help lead you through the exhibits:
Download: Grades K-2 (coming soon), Grades 3-5 (download only), Middle/High School (download only), General Museum (also available on-site)
For adult groups: Please fill out the online reservation form and our scheduling coordinator will work with you on options best suited for your group.
No. Visiting the Tennessee State Museum and Tennessee State Capitol is entirely free. However, we do require that you reserve a date and time that will be confirmed by the museum scheduling staff via email.
You can request an on-site visit here: https://tnmuseum.org/field-trips-and-reservations
There are no indoor eating facilities at the Tennessee State Capitol or Tennessee State Museum at any time of the year or in any weather.
The Tennessee State Museum does have a first come, first serve covered patio with picnic tables groups are welcome to use, or groups may eat at Bicentennial Park next door.
Student groups may NOT eat in the Farmers' Market food court or outdoor barns without the approval of the Farmers' Market. Only groups that purchase food at the Farmers’ Market may eat on the premises. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Groups traveling by bus to the Tennessee State Museum or Tennessee State Capitol may request a permit through the scheduling office using the request form. If you do not indicate you are bringing a bus/van, you will be responsible for finding parking.
Private vehicles may park for free at the Tennessee State Museum (located between the Farmers' Market and museum on 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.), or use parkitdowntown.com as a resource to find parking.
For any other questions, please contact Museum.Tours@tn.gov