Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville

4.3
Government Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Tennessee State Capitol, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is the seat of government for the U.S. state of Tennessee, serving as home of the Tennessee General Assembly and the location of the governor's office. Designed by architect William Strickland (1788–1854) of Philadelphia and Nashville, it was built between 1845 and 1859 and is one of Nashville's most prominent examples of Greek Revival architecture. The building, one of 12 state capitols that does not have a dome, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and named a National Historic Landmark in 1971.
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  • We did not go inside, but we walked all around the perimeter of this fine old building. Paved walk, stunning views, statues, placques, seating area. Nice. The views from the hill are beautiful this...  more »
  • My family found the Tennessee State Capitol building full of history, beautiful artwork, and friendly staff. We did a self guided tour, the brochure was easy to follow. There is not a gift shop here.....  more »
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  • I wish I was more knowledgeable about US history, as I am not familiar with Tennessee very well, but this is a nice place to visit. It's at the top of a sloping hill, so it's just a little hard to get to. One you make it, the view is nice.
  • One of the oldest working capitols in the United States, the Tennessee State Capitol serves as home of the Tennessee General Assembly and houses the governor’s office. The cornerstone for the building was laid on July 4, 1845, and construction finished in 1859. The building, one of 12 state capitols that does not have a dome, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and named a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

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