The Tennessee State Museum takes a wide focus on the state's history stretching right back to the very first people to ever live on the land. The exhibits run through thousands of years then from these prehistoric times through pioneer times and the Civil War right up to the 20th Century. It offers a great opportunity to learn of the proud history of Tennessee and as such should be of interest not only to visitors to the state but to locals looking to learn more about where they live too.
Things to Do
- With over 60,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Tennessee State Museum you can count on there being plenty to learn. The section on Andrew Jackson will be on interest to many people. One of America's greatest presidents, he left an indelible mark on the U.S during his time in office and is a hero for many.
- The Age of Jackson exhibit explores not just his many achievements but the major events of the time as Americans traveled further west than ever before.
- Those interested in the early history of Tennessee should enjoy the First Tennesseans exhibit which starts with the first tribes to settle on the land some 15,000 years ago. The pioneers of the frontier times get equal attention with an exhibit on their life and times which include artifacts from the period.
Tennessee State Museum Insider Tips
- The Museum is closed on Mondays and on certain major holidays.
- Take a virtual tour of the museum to see what you can expect from a visit.