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Antique Archaeology, Nashville

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Located in an old car factory, Antique Archaeology sells repurposed items. Antiques and collectibles are carefully "picked" by owner Mike Wolfe, who stars on the History Channel's TV show "American Pickers." Wolfe travels the country to find old, unwanted products, haggles with everyday folk for a decent price, and then brings the finds to this site, where he and the staff restore them for resale. The small store is often crowded with fans of the show and of his work; you can visit the shop to see some of the items purchased on TV. Fans of the show can pick up t-shirts and various other paraphernalia here as well. Use our Nashville trip planner to visit Antique Archaeology on your trip to Nashville, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I passed up a visit to the shop on a previous visit to Nashville because so many reviews said it was "just a souvenir shop". But this time I decided to come. I'd say it's definitely more than a...  more »
  • We visited Antique Archaeology today in Nashville. It was a lot smaller than it looks on the show. It's mostly souvenir items like shirts, magnets, etc. The other items are marked not for sale or...  more »
  • Just moved to the area and had to visit the shop! We went last year to the Iowa one and liked, not loved it, but i personally really enjoyed this one. We went on a busy Saturday, good amount of people, and tour buses coming and going, but it was still enjoyable. The store is mostly Merchandise, but there are plenty of antiques layered around as well. Prices are hit or miss. I ended up getting a nice glass chalice mug with some decals on it, $14.99, and 3 shop rags that say Antique Archaeology on it, $7.99, and i think those were good prices, but others, $28 for a candle, is too much. I just see some people calling it a tourist trap, and i don't agree with that whatsoever. Now the biggest suprise about this visit was the building, i had no idea it was connected to a bunch of other little shops right next door, inside of the old factory. We had a great lunch at the Deli next door, and went into the distillery and a few other shops.
  • A dream come true! I love & collect old stuff so when I discovered American Pickers I watched & recorded every episode. And watched it again. Sometimes twice. I love Mike's interaction with all the eccentric (I'm in that category myself.) folks he meets & his genuine interest in their stories as well as their collections. Of course I longed to visit the store, but didn't think I'd ever have the opportunity. Well, I did! It is beyond my expectations. I toured it twice to make sure that I saw every beautifully displayed item. I took about 100 pictures but will spare you. Suffice it to say that you will see many items from the show in this amazing collection of Americana. T-riffic experience!!!!!

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