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Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville

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Please note that the Tennessee State Capitol will be closed during part of 2012 for renovations. Tours of the building’s interior will be suspended until the Capitol reopens in January 2013. After that, free guided tours will be available on Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m., beginning at the Information Desk on the first floor. Groups of ten or more should make a reservation prior to their visit by calling the Public Programs Department at (615)741-0830 or toll-free 800-407-4324.
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  • State capital buildings and the tour of these gems is always a good first stop when visiting a state capital. While we did this on our penultimate day, it was still great. Each state capital tour guid...  more »
  • Do not go for a tour during school hours since there may be hundreds of kids touring and yelling. We could not hear the guide and my wife grew faint from the ceaseless roar. Probably interesting if yo...  more »
  • Many oil paintings of past Tennessee statesman, along with marble interior and plaster busts. Beautiful brass chandeliers too hang from arched ceilings.  more »
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  • Modeled after a Greek iconic temple the Tennessee state capital is a fine example of stone and iron engineering/ construction and Greek Revival architecture. Well worth the time to stop by and admire. The building is also registered as a National Historic landmark. Equally worthwhile is entering the structure and taking a self guided tour of the old supreme court rooms (they know meet in their own building on the same campus).
  • The Tennessee State Capitol is one of several examples in Nashville of Greek Revival architecture. Tours are provided free of charge. Also, on the grounds of the capitol is the tombstone of the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk.
  • Simple, small, yet elegant building that offers beautiful views of the city, a friendly staff, a great deal of history including the tomb of James K. Polk. I would allow an hour to see the beautiful grounds and the capitol building itself. The capitol also offers a great workout with all the steps if you choose to forego the tunnel entrance or if you decide to walk the grounds.
  • tn state capitol.i remember when I first saw it .I went up and got some pictures standing on it .now I know what it stands for.its a nice building .they have visitors.and inside congress is busy passing bills and businesses.thanks.
  • Free self guided tour. Was able to go in House,Senate, and Supreme Court chambers.