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Tennessee State Capitol Building in Nashville, TN

The following tours drive by Tennessee State Capitol Building:
Nashville Double Decker Bus Tour  Photo
4/10/2015 - 11/29/2015
Enjoy the open air on the top deck of the double decker bus as you cruise around and experience a great view of Nashville.
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Discover Nashville Inclusive Tour Photo
11/1/2015 - 3/31/2016
4/10/2015 - 10/31/2015
Get a taste of all things Nashville with the Discover Nashville Inclusive Tour, which offers admission to popular city attractions, as well as an up-close look at all Music City has to offer visitors.
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Tennessee State Capitol Building is a Tour Stop / Pick Up for the following tours:
Music City Trolley Hop Photo
4/10/2015 - 3/31/2016
Hop aboard a charming trolley for a narrated tour through the streets of downtown Nashville as you see sites including the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Parthenon, where you can hop off and explore at your leisure.
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The Tennessee State Capitol, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is the home of the Tennessee legislature, the location of the governor's office, and a National Historic Landmark. Designed by architect William Strickland, it is one of Nashville's most prominent examples of Greek Revival architecture.

The State Capitol was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect William Strickland, who modeled it after a Greek Ionic temple. The lantern is a copy of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1845 and the building was completed fourteen years later in 1859.

The American Society of Civil Engineers has listed the building as a civil engineering landmark in recognition of its innovative construction, which made unusually extensive use of stone and was an early example of the use of structural iron. Strickland died five years before the building's completion and was entombed in its northeast wall. His son, F. W. Strickland, supervised completion of the structure.

Monuments on the Capitol grounds include statues of two of the three Tennessee residents who served as President of the United States: Andrew Jackson by Clark Mills and Andrew Johnson by Jim Gray. The second President from Tennessee, James K. Polk, is buried in a tomb on the grounds, together with his wife, Sarah Childress Polk.


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Tennessee State Capitol Building
600 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, , TN 37243
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