Tennessee State Museum

505 Deaderick St NashvilleTN37243

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The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville is one of the largest in the nation. Civil War enthusiasts visit the museum to see artifacts such General John Adams' uniform and A.P. Hill's field trunk. Other exhibits focus on the separate periods of the Civil War, and trace Tennessee's prehistoric roots.
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On weekends, park for free in the state employee parking lots to the west of the Capitol.
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The Extras:
The Military History Branch of the museum, located in the War Memorial Building, includes an exhibit on America's involvement in foreign wars from the Spanish American War to World War II.
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Editorial Reviews

Kids always rush to find the 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy on display, but along the way maybe they will gain a better understanding of Tennessee history during a visit to this museum beneath the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The museum showcases Native American artifacts as well as objects from 18th-century century pioneer life. You'll see Daniel Boone's rifle and a powder horn that once...
by frommers on April 25, 2011 from frommers
The historically challenged and history buffs alike come to see the state's past.:
In Short
This museum, one of the largest in the Southeast, traces the history of the Volunteer State and the nation from American Indian settlements through the Civil War and into the...
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Information from the business

From the pre-historic villages of Native Americans through early 1900s, Tennessee State Museum traces the rich and diverse history of the land that came to be called Tennessee. The powder horn of Davy Crocket, the Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Alvin York, the hat of President Andrew Jackson and artifacts representing the daily life of ordinary folks are on display. Military history buffs will...
by yahoolocal on May 13, 2014 from yahoolocal
The beginnings of the Tennessee State Museum can be traced back to a museum opened on the Nashville public square in 1817 by a portrait artist, Ralph E.W. Earl. A young boy who visited that museum in 1823 wrote home that he had seen a life-size painting of then General Andrew Jackson. That same painting hangs today in the State Museum, now located at the corner of Fifth and Deaderick streets....
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