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Tennessee State Capitol Tours

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Tennessee State Capitol
The Tennessee State Capitol stands tall on Nashville’s highest hill as a symbol of its time, virtually unchanged since its construction in 1859. The structure is the masterpiece of notable architect William Strickland, who passed away during construction and was laid to rest in the building. The National Historic Landmark was built in Greek Revival style and is one of few state capitols without a dome. It was modeled after an Ionic Greek temple. Though classic in design, at the time it was considered innovative in construction. 

The capitol building is beautiful to see and historic to visit, with statues of many important political figures as well as the graves of President James K. Polk and his wife. Its walls are lined with beautiful murals, frescoes, and paintings, while its halls are lit by ornate chandeliers. It is still in use by the Tennessee state government today. It is the oldest operating state capitol in the country.

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The Tennessee State Capitol is located on Charlotte Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Nashville. To get there take the Charlotte Ave. exit off of I-40. There is plentiful free parking. Free guided tours are available at the top of each hour Monday to Friday. There are also brochures available for self-guided tours.
Address: 600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, USA
Hours: Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 1pm-5 pm
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19 Tours and Activities to Experience Tennessee State Capitol

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Best of Nashville City Tour on Double Decker Bus

Best of Nashville City Tour on Double Decker Bus

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Get oriented with Nashville on this quick "New Nashville" tour, which was designed to show off the best of the city for those short on time or who only want an introduction before exploring more on their own. Traveling by open-top double-decker bus, you'll pass by more than 100 landmarks and attractions, such as Ryman Auditorium and Vanderbilt University.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.67
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Nashville Trolley Tour

Nashville Trolley Tour

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Explore Nashville with this popular 90-minute trolley tour. See over 100 points of interest with a stop at Bicentennial Square/Farmers’ Market. Learn about the famous and popular Nashville sights as you travel with live onboard commentary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$43.65
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Discover Nashville City Bus Tour with Admission to Two Top Attractions

Discover Nashville City Bus Tour with Admission to Two Top Attractions

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See the sights and sounds of Nashville on this guided sightseeing tour around Music City. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then enjoy the ride. Get an educational and entertaining live narrative from the experienced guide while rolling past famous landmark locations like historic Riverfront Park, Ryman Auditorium, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Tennessee State Capitol and more. Admission is included to Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as pick-up and drop-off to and from your Nashville hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Guided Segway Tour of Downtown Nashville

Guided Segway Tour of Downtown Nashville

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See more of the Music City in less time on a tour of downtown Nashville, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Choose from two tour durations and with a small group limited to 12, master the basic techniques of your self-balancing Segway before setting off to explore the city. Tick off landmarks like the Country Music Hall of Fame, Tennessee State Capitol, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$60.29
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Helicopter Tour of Downtown Nashville (approx 15 mins)

Helicopter Tour of Downtown Nashville (approx 15 mins)

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Nashville Tennessee has one of the most beautiful skylines and it just keeps growing! A helicopter is the only way to truly see all Music City has to offer. Make your trip a memorable one and take a tour from the best seat in the house!
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  • 15 minutes
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Sunset/Night Helicopter Tour of Downtown Nashville (approx 15 mins)

Sunset/Night Helicopter Tour of Downtown Nashville (approx 15 mins)

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Take the ride of your life with our Downtown Nashville Sunset Tour. Your adventure starts as you take off from John Tune Airport on the west side of town flying over historic Sylvan Park, Centennial Mall, Vanderbilt University, Division Street and Music Row. As you make your way downtown you will even get to fly alongside Broadway lower than the tops of the buildings and get an amazing view of the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, The Country Music Hall of Fame, AT&T building (otherwise known as The Batman building), Titans Stadium, Historic German Town, the state capitol building and the home of the Nashville Sounds.
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  • 15 minutes
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Nashville Combo Tour: Sightseeing, Murals, and Brewery

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Nashville Combo Tour: Sightseeing, Murals, and Brewery

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This is new and unique experience. If you are interested in seeing and doing more than simply a sightseeing tour or a mural tour, this is a new and unique experience! During this 3 hour excursion you will spend your time seeing the sights, visiting murals, and visiting a brewery or two or even a distillery! We want the choice to be yours. This customized tour is basically 1 hour of each of these types of tours: Explore the City of Nashville, Mural/Insta Tour, and Brewery/Distillery Tour. This is your chance to do and see more without doing 3 separate tours! This tour can also be customized to fit your exact wishes. If you don't want to do brewery/distillery, you are welcome to do more sights and murals! You make the decision!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Champagne Helicopter Tour of Music City (approx 20 mins)

Champagne Helicopter Tour of Music City (approx 20 mins)

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Make a romantic memory that you will never forget with our Champagne Tour! Nashville has beautiful rolling hills, lakes and a skyline that is breathtaking. Hop into one of the leather seats of our climate controlled helicopters and see all Nashville has to offer all while sipping champagne!
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  • 20 minutes
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Nashville Scavenger Hunt: Capitol Sights & Country Songs

Nashville Scavenger Hunt: Capitol Sights & Country Songs

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Nashville is both the capital of Tennessee and one of the music capitals of the world. On today's epic scavenger hunt of Downtown Nashville, we make a loop from the State Capitol and head deep down into the music roots of Honky Tonk Row. Along the way, you'll find hotels high and low, meet the Man In Black, gaze down at twinkling stars and make a pilgrimage to the The Mother Church of Country Music. It's time to strap on those cowboy boots, round up some friends and book your Downtown Nashville scavenger hunt today! What You'll See: State Capitol, Honky Tonk Row, Printer's Alley
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  • 2 hours
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Helicopter Tour of Music City (approx 20 mins)

Helicopter Tour of Music City (approx 20 mins)

Nashville Tennessee has one of the most beautiful skylines and it just keeps growing! A helicopter is the only way to truly see all Music City has to offer. Make your trip a memorable one and take a tour from the best seat in the house!
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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Explore Nashville Electric Trikke Tour for 4 to 6 guests

Explore Nashville Electric Trikke Tour for 4 to 6 guests

Explore with ease and efficiency on an electric Trikke tour through the heart of Nashville. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides little-known facts and stories about the city’s top landmarks, from Fort Nashborough to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Personal headsets allow you to hear the guide at all times as you make your way to more locations than you could see on foot.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Half-Day History and Food Tour of Nashville

Private Half-Day History and Food Tour of Nashville

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Explore the best Nashville has to offer on this private half-day tour. Learn about the ‘Music City’ as you traverse the city in a luxury vehicle and see landmarks such as the Capitol, the Bicentennial Mall, Five Points, and more. Then, sample some of the city’s classic foods such as authentic hot chicken, slow-cooked barbecue, and craft beer to round off your tour of Nashville.
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  • 3 hours
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Cinderella 30 Minute Narrated Ride

Cinderella 30 Minute Narrated Ride

The Cinderella These are some of the finest most beautiful carriages in the world, and Sugar Creek Carriages is proud to offer them for any special occasion. It features the Cinderella canopy along with all the elaborate detail that goes along with these carriages “finest carriages in the world” title. •••Sights maybe altered due to traffic conditions or city issue due to police diverting routes for construction reason.
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  • 30 minutes
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45 Minute Narrated Ride 7 to 9 people

45 Minute Narrated Ride 7 to 9 people

Our popular 45 Minute Private Narrated Ride of Downtown Nashville has all the sites offered in our 20 minute tour plus much more. This ride includes hotspots such as the 5 Star Historical Presidential Hotel The Hermitage, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Bridgestone Arena, The Johnny Cash Museum, Riverfront Park, Hard Rock Cafe, The Wild Horse Saloon, Well known Printers Alley where Jimi Hendrix got his start, The Tennessee State Capitol Building, The War Memorial Building, Nashville Performing Arts Center, Tennessee State Museum, The Ryman Auditorium, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and other tourist attractions and insight into various poplar dining establishments around our great city. •••Sights maybe altered due to traffic conditions or city issue due to police diverting routes for construction reason.
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  • 45 minutes
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$174.95
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Cinderella Princess 45 Minute Ride

Cinderella Princess 45 Minute Ride

The Cinderella These are some of the finest most beautiful carriages in the world, and Sugar Creek Carriages is proud to offer them for any special occasion. It features the Cinderella canopy along with all the elaborate detail that goes along with these carriages “finest carriages in the world” title. **Sights maybe altered due to traffic conditions or city issue due to police diverting routes for construction reason.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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45 Minute Narrated Ride

45 Minute Narrated Ride

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45 Minute Private Narrated Ride of Downtown Nashville Our popular 45 Minute Private Narrated Ride of Downtown Nashville has all the sites offered in our 20 minute tour plus much more. This ride includes hotspots such as the 5 Star Historical Presidential Hotel The Hermitage, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Bridgestone Arena, The Johnny Cash Museum, Riverfront Park, Hard Rock Cafe, The Wild Horse Saloon, Well known Printers Alley where Jimi Hendrix got his start, The Tennessee State Capitol Building, The War Memorial Building, Nashville Performing Arts Center, Tennessee State Museum, The Ryman Auditorium, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and other tourist attractions and insight into various poplar dining establishments around our great city. Pickup and Drop-off at 100 Broadway downtown Nashville only
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted Nashville All-Ages Ghost Walking Tour

Haunted Nashville All-Ages Ghost Walking Tour

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Nashville has a rich history dating all the way back to 1779, and our walking tour will take you on a journey through the city’s spookiest haunts. Most of the spirits are friendly, but just in case you want to avoid any ghostly encounters, each tour will be equipped with a few EMF readers so we know exactly where the ghosts are lurking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Ghosts of Nashville Walking Tour

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The Ghosts of Nashville Walking Tour

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The Ghosts of Nashville Tour is perfect for the entire family. This tour is very historical, focusing on the hauntings of the Civil War and how Nashville later became the “Music City”. This tour begins at the Tennessee State Capitol and will visit 7-8 haunted historical locations. You'll hear about ghosts, demons, and a few murders - some dating back over 200 years.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Murder in Music City Walking Ghost Tour

The Murder in Music City Walking Ghost Tour

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The Murder in Music City Ghost Tour is our adult’s only option that is perfect for a fan of “true crime” and will feature Music City’s brutal past, murders, the mob, haunted record shops and the former red light district’s brothels.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Tennessee State Capitol hours of operation?
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Tennessee State Capitol hours of operation: Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 1pm-5 pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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