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Tennessee State Capitol

600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37243-9034
+1 615-741-0830
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The grounds around this majestic neo-classical building offer statues of many historic figures, plus the graves of President Polk and his wife.
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600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37243-9034
Downtown Nashville
+1 615-741-0830
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We like to tour state capitol buildings. We just walked around on our own, there weren't any guided tours. Very nice capitol and friendly employees.

Thank rebarnes22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a self-guided tour of the capitol and it was very beautiful. Got to peek inside senate chambers, house of representatives' chambers, and the supreme court. Very well kept facility. Guard on duty made us feel safe. Lots of nice chandeliers, nice marble floors,...More

Thank angelathetraveler57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tennessee's state capitol is one of the most beautiful and historic in the country. The view from the steps is fantastic. Worth a visit.

Thank chrisy1988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a very informative and interesting tour of the Capitol by a young woman (didn't get her name, but she wore a 'Votes for Women' button to commemorate Tennessee's achievement). Murals, statues, and 'busts' were explained and all questions answered. I'm sure she...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We enjoy touring state capitols and this one did not disappoint. The tour is not excessively long and our guide provided many interesting facts about both the building and things that have happened in it. We were fortunate that our "group" consisted of the two...More

Thank hdchick50
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The parking around this was a nightmare. Once we finally found a place to park, the building itself and the whole area was beautiful. Very educational experience for us.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

The free guided tour of the TN State Capital was an unexpected surprise and was highlight of our time in Nashville. The tour guide was a walking encyclopedia. She helped us to understand the political culture back in the day. Each room that she brought...More

1  Thank NJ2SC
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I did the self-guided tour because I had missed the guided tour by 15 minutes and the next guided tour was two hours later. The booklet was informative, and guided you to all of the highlights. Both chambers of the legislature were open for you...More

Thank CWH3
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My main reason is to visit the tomb of James K and Sarah Childress Polk on the back lawn. I am a direct descendent of Sarah's family so I am there occasionally for ceremonies.

Thank Blank A
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A high point - literally! This building dominates from it's premier position overlooking downtown. Worth the walk up just to take in the view across Nashville.

Thank tourismteach
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Debbie H
29 February 2016|
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Response from mn615cat | Reviewed this property |
The Capitol is open on Mondays unless that's a holiday of which I'm unaware. That Monday, the legislature will be in session with the Senate convening in their chamber at 1pm and the House convening in their chamber at 5pm... More
Hollie K
16 April 2015|
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Response from WeenjoytravelingUSA | Reviewed this property |
No there is not a dress code, but one should not be required for a visitor, of any age, to the State Capitol. The Capitol is a very historic building and I hope he enjoys his visit. If he has a guide, have him ask them to... More