Tennessee State Capitol

Duration
2 HOURS
Destination
Nashville History

THE FORTRESS ON A HILL House of Tennessee Government

The building was designed by Joseph Baerman Widney and constructed over an 8-year period from 1845 to 1853, as a part of the state's first capital construction plan.
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Located in downtown Nashville, on a hill overlooking Cumberland River. The Tennessee State Capitol has been a major civic center since 1812 when Nashville was founded

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Nashville History Discover Nashville History
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  • A guided tour of important places
  • Professionally guided tour
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  • Personal expenses

The Seat and Symbol of State Government

Tour the second oldest Capitol building in use where Governors work, Presidents have spoken, the 19th Amendment passed giving 27 million women the right to vote and Scopes Monkey law passed, Elvis and other celebrities have appeared and where its architect and President James K. Polk is buried. See the interesting architectural Greek Revival features and learned about the Governors who worked in the building.

 

  • Tour 6: Tennessee State Capitol
Tour 6: Tennessee State Capitol

A Fortress On A Hill

 Tour the second oldest Capitol building in use where Governors work, Presidents have spoken, the 19th Amendment passed giving 27 million women the right to vote and Scopes Monkey law passed, Elvis and other celebrities have appeared and where its architect and President James K. Polk is buried. See the interesting architectural Greek Revival features and learned about the Governors who worked in the building.

Located in downtown Nashville, on a hill overlooking Cumberland River. The Tennessee State Capitol has been a major civic center since 1812 when Nashville was founded

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Tennessee State Capitol

Duration
2 HOURS
Destination
Nashville History

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