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. Make Antique Archaeology Nashville a part of your Nashville vacation plans using our Nashville travel itinerary maker.
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This is a small shop in the beautiful old Marathon building. The shop itself shows some items from the show but don' t expect too much. If you want a t-shirt they have plenty of choice. We had good ex... read more »
No line and parking right in front. The old Marathon building it is in quite unique. Employee had such a bad attitude I would never go back. well, not until new employees. Very disappointed. From watc... read more »
This is a great place to stop while in Nashville. Allow your self a little bit of time if you get there first thing in the morning as there is a line but they handle it VERY well so you don't wait too... read more »
Not the place to go. Little store, and just T-shirts. Looks like this is a place they rent. Some of the other shops in the building are cool. But if you think your going to see stuff from the TV show, not going to happen. If it was me I would put the shop in Five points. Now that is a place to go. If you are in Nashville Tennessee.
We went on a weekend so the line to get in was about 30 mins in the baking sunshine. Uncomfortable but not the end of the world. The shop is great and just like on TV including the presence of manager Lauren. It had a mix of the antiques found in the show and lots of merch. It's largely an American Pickers TV show gift shop because most of the visitors aren't there to spend $400 on rusty gold. That being said, we found a beautiful old clock and entered negotiations which ended up going to Mike Wolfe for the final say on the lowest they would go. It was great fun. We now own a beautiful old clock.
Merchandise is exactly like you see on TV's American Pickers: lots of old stuff, untouched antiques, and motorcycle items. I was disappointed by all of the memorabilia items, though (stickers, t-shirts, pictures, mugs, cups, etc). I was hoping for more floor space as well. It was still cool, though, having a minor brush with TV fame.
We went last year cause we are probably the biggest fans of the show plus we are just huge junk treasure enthusiastics ...we loved the store and are actually planning to return tomorrow since the new season has aired... we live in Florence AL and was so excited to see the pick they had in Birmingham with some pieces coming from right now our road at cypress Creek!!! Can't wait to see what else they will have this year..keep doing a great job guys cause ur fans true fans really enjoy it and love to see y'all enjoying it!!!
On the TV shows Mike and Frank constantly refer to “taking things back to their Nashville store” as if they have a huge retail store located in Nashville where one could buy some of the stuff they purchase on their road trips. Unless you have another Nashville location other than the Marathon Village location, those statements are very, very misleading. We visited the Marathon Village location recently and it is virtually a museum with nothing at all for sale except T-shirts, hats and coffee cups! Not what we expected at all! We went there expecting to see some of the huge collection of things that Mike and Frank have bought and were sorely disappointed. We’ve had lots and lots of friends visit from out of town who say Antique Archaeology is on their bucket list (and mine) and we have to tell them not to waste their time going. What am I missing?
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