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Tennessee State Museum and State Capitol

505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243, USA

The capitol was completed in 1859. The fortifications around the capitol consisted of four earthworks connected by a stockade with loopholes. The Tennessee State Museum traces the history of the state from prehistoric Indians until the early 1900s, including a large section on the Civil War. This section includes descriptions and artifacts from each major battle in Tennessee, audio-visual presentations, firearms, uniforms, paintings of notable soldiers, and a large collection of battle flags.


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From I-40: take Broadway exit; travel toward downtown. From Broadway, turn left onto Fifth Ave.; after third intersection, museum is on left at Fifth and Deaderick. State Capitol is located one block away at Sixth and Charlotte.

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.; Sunday: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed: Mondays.



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