Tennessee State Capitol

Designed in the Greek Revival Style and located on the highest hill in the central city, the State Capitol is the seat of government for the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Nearby Attractions

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Printers Alley
Visit the historic nightclub district of the 1940's where legends like Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams performed early in their careers.
Tennessee Supreme Court
Andrew Jackson was a lawyer and served as a justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court form 1798 until 1804.
Hermitage Hotel
The Hermitage Hotel is a historic hotel completed in 1910 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Andrew Jackson
American general and seventh president of the United States elected from Tennessee.
Downtown Presbyterian Church
In 1838, Jackson became an official member of the First Presbyterian Church, later to become the Downtown Presbyterian Church. The current structure was built in 1848, 3 years after Jackson's death after the previous one burned down.
Andrew Jackson Statue
Jackson served in the military and is celebrated for his victory in the Battle of New Orleans, and served in both houses of Congress, as a TN supreme court justice, and as US President.

Related Tours

Welcome to Nashville: Private Walking Tour with Johnny Cash Museum
Experience the best of Nashville on this private 3-hour walking tour, and discover the “Songwriting Capital of the World’ which attracts musicians from all over the globe to hone their craft and share their passion. 

On your private walking tour of Nashville, you will:

  • Begin your tour with a stroll through Bicentennial Capitol Mall and the Tennessee State Capitol, where your guide will give you the history of the state, and the way being the capital has impacted Nashville's development;
  • Discover the incredible backstories of all American musicians who have called and still call Nashville home-like Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and Taylor Swift;
  • Visit the Music City Walk of Fame and enjoy insider tales about Grammy-award-winning country music artists;
  • Walk down Honky Tonk Highway, a stretch of Broadway in Nashville lined with honky-tonk bars, live music venues, restaurants, and souvenir shops;
  • See Tootsies Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar popular spot for both locals and visitors which has been around since 1960;
  • Visit the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, known for its wide selection of country, bluegrass, and gospel music;
  • Stop at one of the many spots with all-day live music, and get recommendations to get your own pair of cowboy boots for line-dancing!;
  • End your tour at the Johnny Cash Museum, where your guide will part with you so you can enjoy the city's best-curated museums at your own pace and learn about the singer whose music continues to be played around the world.

On your three-hour walking tour of Nashville, you will discover how music forms a common thread throughout Nashville’s communities, binding the life and soul of the city and its people. 

Your guide will talk to you about how the growth of Nashville’s music publishing sector in the 1800s helped prompt the deluge of popular artists visiting Nashville in the mid-1900s to play the Ryman Auditorium, including Sandra Bernhardt, Louis Armstrong, John Philip Sousa and Nat King Cole. 

Learn about the music stars who have made Music City their permanent home, including the band members from the Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake, The Black Keys, Keith Urban, Michael McDonald, Keb’ Mo’, Sheryl Crow, Paramore, Hot Chelle Rae, and Jack White. 

As you walk, there will be numerous opportunities to hear the live music for which the city is known, and your guide will take you to a local hotspot where you can rest your legs and enjoy a drink and a light snack before continuing on your tour of Music City. 

Your tour will finish at the Johnny Cash Museum (tickets included), where you can enjoy learning about the life of this legend, whose complex story is woven throughout his music. 

Throughout the tour, your expert guide will share fascinating stories and insights into Nashville's culture, music, and history. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the best of Music City!
In the Footsteps of President Andrew Jackson: Private Walking Tour of Nashville
Born in the wild frontier lands of South Carolina on March 15, 1767, to impoverished Irish immigrant parents, no one could predict Andrew Jackson’s meteoric rise to military and political fame – and eventually the presidency in 1828. Popular with some and polarizing for many, learn all about the life and times of ‘Old Hickory’ in his hometown of Nashville. On your private walking tour, you will: 

  • Enjoy the personal attention of your expert private guide
  • Learn about the fascinating life and times of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States of America, as you walk around his home city of Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Begin your tour at the majestic Hermitage Hotel, and learn about Jackson’s plantation home of the same name just outside of Nashville. 
  • See the Masonic Grand Lodge of Tennessee and learn about the role of the freemasons in Jackson's life and his opponents. 
  • Marvel at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, with its Egyptian influenced architecture and where Jackson was a member. 
  • Walk around the Tennessee State Capitol, and hear about Jackson’s unlikely meteoric rise from an impoverished orphan, to a lawyer, to a war hero and finally to the president.
  • Hear about his hot-tempered duels as a young lawyer and his military exploits and amazing victories against the British as an untrained General. 
  • Tour the Tennessee State Museum with your private guide and its superb collection of Jackson’s artefacts and learn about his divisive public life as ‘the people’s politician’, army general and lawmaker, and how he split off from the Republican Whigs to form the Democratic Party. 
  • Learn about the origins of Jackson’s accumulated wealth: he was a slave owner, with up to 150 slaves on his 1000-acre plantation at any one time. 
  • Deepen your understanding of the origins of American Democracy and the colonization of the lands of the indigenous tribes in relation to Jackson’s politics, which would have ramifications for generations to come.
  • Finish your tour inside the museum after a guided tour of the highlights, where you are free to explore on your own. 

Discover the life and times of Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, and the first to come from an impoverished background. He served in both houses and changed the face of democracy by extending the right to vote. He paid off America’s public debt for the first time in its history. He was known as the first true ‘people’s president’ to win the popular vote. His popularity was not universal, however, and he survived an assassination attempt in 1835 – by beating his would-be assassin with his walking cane. 

Andrew Jackson became wealthy on the back of slavery, owning up to 150 slaves on his 1000 acre plantation, the Hermitage, and actively opposed abolitionists. It was Jackson's policies that led to the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the displacement and massacre of thousands of Native Americans on what became known as the Trail of Tears, along which over 15000 members of the Cherokee were forced to march, and over 4000 died. The Indian Removal is a brutal legacy that would outlive him for generations to come. 

Jackson left office in 1836, and retired to the Hermitage where he died nine years later of heart failure. His parrot, Poll, had to be removed from the funeral for cursing at the mourners.


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