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Home to Tennessee art, history and culture, the Tennessee State Museum is designed to bring history to life. Beginning with "The Tennessee Time Tunnel," a chronological survey of the state’s history, visitors are invited to explore exhibitions that delve into Tennessee’s geological beginnings; First Peoples; statehood and impact on the nation; pivotal role in The Civil War and Reconstruction; place in the Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights movements and more. It’s an adventure – through art and artifacts, films, interactive displays and events – that encompasses 13,000 years of history. Located in the heart of Nashville, at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street, the new Museum sits at the foot of Capitol Hill, overlooks Bicentennial Mall State Park and offers one of the best views of the Nashville skyline. There is no admission charge for visitors and free parking is also located near the Museum.

Along with the Museum's permanent exhibitions, there are several exhibitions in the temporary galleries which focus on art, history and culture. In celebration of the ratification of the 19th amendment which gave American women the right to vote, the Museum has organized an important exhibition on Tennessee's role in this historic event.  Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote  uses artifacts, documents, large-scale graphics, videos, interactive elements and public programming to share the stories of the Tennesseans who came to have decisive roles in American women’s struggle to gain voting rights. 

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Front of Museum
Tennessee Time Tunnel
Music History and more!
Civil War Exhibits
First Peoples Gallery
Museum Exhibits
Children's Gallery
Tennessee State Museum


1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208


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