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Tennessee State Museum

Left: The Tennessee State Museum is located in the lower portion of the James K. Polk Building.

Seeing It:
Tennessee State Museum is located downtown at 505 Deaderick St., Nashville, TN 37243-1120

Call (615) 741-2692 for more information.

Free admission. Open Tues.-Sat., 10-5; Sun., 1-5. Closed major holidays.

Directions: From I-40 take Charlotte Ave. exit, turn right and travel toward downtown. Turn right at 6th Ave. Museum is 1 block at 6th Ave. and Deaderick in the bottom level of the Polk Office Bldg. and Tenn. Performing Arts Center. Public parking lots (fee) are nearby.

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Civil War exhibits and information:
The State Museum houses temporary and permanent exhibits on Tennessee history, including all Civil War actions in the state.

The museum's holdings of Civil War uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the largest in the nation.

Among the artifacts are Gen. Patrick Cleburne's kepi, the uniform worn by Gen. John Adams, a Civil War cannon made at Nashville's Brennan ironworks, a life-size diorama of a camp scene (including A.P. Hill's field trunk from the Eastern Theater), and portraits of George H. Thomas, Bushrod Johnson, Cleburne, Andrew Johnson, and other Civil War figures.

Source: Metropolitan Historical Commission


Website: Tennessee State Museum