Antique Archaeology Nashville, Nashville

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Located in an old car factory, Antique Archaeology Nashville 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 Nashville on your trip to Nashville, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I am a big fan of American Pickers. I enjoy the history and Americana that Mike and Frank discuss but their store in Nashville is truly disappointing. Fist of all it is tiny!!!! Second of all everythi...  more »
  • My wife and I love the show so needless to say we had to stop here while visiting Nashville. There were a ton of very cool items in the store. The store was very crowded so we browsed for a little whi...  more »
  • Whilst I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't much "antique" items for sale, I did enjoy seeing some of the items they picked from the show. Yes it is a gift shop, and yes they probably make a lot...  more »
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  • Good parking, it was very busy. We had to wait in line outside in 90° heat. I would say it was still worth it. We were able to buy some smalls that we actually saw picked in California, pretty cool. Didn't get to see anyone from the show, still a great place to stop on our way to Chattanooga.
  • Store was stacked wall-to-wall with some picks hanging from ceiling. Have to remember there are 2 stores and online shopping: Prize picks get bought fast! But, there's lots of cool swag, some "keepers" from the show, and the building is indomitable. Other shops to see. Gallery across the street.
  • While in Nashville decided a side trip to find this store. It's in a revitalized area so may have to pay for parking, as there are other shops, restaurants and bars in the area. It's a small store with a few picked items, but can only guess they make their money from the t-shirts, magnets and other branded marketing items. Frankly, the "picked" items were not for your everyday customer and I've seen better selections at a flea market or vintage store. Or maybe the smaller stuff had sold already. Could be viewed as a museum based on what was left. It was fun to be there, since we enjoy the show.
  • I love the show American Pickers and when began planning the trip to Nashville we knew that we had to stop by. We got here and had to pay 10 dollars to park and then the store was packed which we expected. The store was pretty much a Swag store with a few picked items around. We expected it to be a lot bigger of a store. Still we got some swag and walked around the other stores which was fun, also there is a distillery right down the street.
  • Wasn't what expected. It has more touristy merchandise than actual antiques for sale. And was very expensive on everything. Was still neat seeing the place in person. The building it's in is really cool. Very old with lots of old machinery and pictures throughout. There's several other shops besides antique archaeology inside as well.

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