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Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee State Museum

The interesting Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest of its kind in the nation with a huge array of permanent exhibits telling the story of Tennessee, starting out 15,000 years ago in prehistoric times and culminating in the early 20th century. The museum was originally founded in 1817 by a portrait artist in order to display paintings. However, the collections grew into much more than that, and in 1937 the General Assembly combined the original museum collection with artefacts from World War I and other state museum collections into one museum, housed on the lower level of the War Memorial Building. In 1981, the Tennessee State Museum moved to the James K. Polk Center, where it now occupies three floors, approximately 60,000 square feet of exhibits. Much of the museum is focused on history. and displayed in the form of permanent exhibits, while changing exhibits often display the works of local and other artists. Prominent historic figures are highlighted, like former US P
Address: 505 Deaderick Street
Website: www.tnmuseum.org
Telephone: (615) 741 2692
Opening Time: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm. Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Admission: Free

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