2500 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 Directions
The Parthenon is a replica of the original Parthenon at Athens on a full scale. It was planned and constructed in 1897, by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith. The originals of these important fragments are held in London's British Museum. The permanent collection of Parthenon is a selection of 63 paintings by American artists from the 19th and 20th centuries, donated by James M. Cowan. Nashville Parthenon's history dates back to the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Display and several temporary exhibits and shows. Parthenos at almost 42 feet in height, is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. It offers a venue for a range of temporary shows and exhibitions. Discounts available for 10 + groups and a booking made at least a week in advance. It affords free admission for babies and children under four years old.
Historical Building, Art Galleries, Monuments, Arts, Points of Interest, Cowan Collection, Museum, Landmarks, American Paintings, Exhibit, Gift Shop & Statues
Adults - (18-62) $6
Children (4-17) - $4
Seniors (62+) - $4
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BELLE MEADE PLANTATION
110 Leake Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205 Directions
'Belle Meade Plantation' is a 30-acre historical landmark famous for breeding thoroughbred horses during the 19th century. Tourists can take advantage of lectures, education programs, dining, and wine tastings. The 45 minutes guided tour of the Greek-Revival House, a century of the history of the plantation, is told through the Harding-Jackson Family tales. Guests are warmly welcomed to delve into the rich past of this magnificent home and estate by engaging in a varied list of both fun and educational events. It provides guided tours of the manor, trips to jubilee markets, food and wine pairings. They have enough car parking.
Weddings and Events, Harding House, Homeschool, Weddings, Wine Tastings, Community and Volunteer, Adult Group Tours, Community/Student and Family Programs, Dining, Educational Visits, Summer Camp, Shopping & Gift Shop
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TENNESSEE STATE CAPITOL
600 Capitol Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37243 Directions
Tennessee State Capitol is one of the country's oldest operating capitols and known for its groundbreaking architecture as a benchmark for civil engineering. The walls outside and inside are large blocks of limestone. It provides a new guided tour of the historic Tennessee State Capitol on the issue of Women's Suffrage. Designed with limestone from Tennessee, the structure employs the Ionic and Corinthian orders, the two most highly regarded in Greek architecture. Tourists can view the senate from their galleries and the house of representatives.
Events, Bicentennial Mall, Senate, Education Programs, National Historic Landmark, Architectural Structure, Self Guided Tour, Monuments, Government Works & House Chambers