Tennessee State Museum

Student groups on Nashville excursion will want to pay a visit to this wonderful institution featuring three entire floors and over 120,000 square feet of permanent and rotating Tennessee-related exhibits, including one of the world’s largest collections of Civil War uniforms, weapons and battle flags. The Military Museum, a branch of the Tennessee State Museum, is located in the War Memorial Building across the street and showcases exhibits dealing with America's overseas conflicts, beginning with the Spanish-American War and ending with World War II. The State Museum’s intriguing arrangements treat visitors today to a broad cross section of Tennessee history, from a fascinating look at Prehistoric native cultures and a trek through the wild frontier first discovered by bold Spanish conquistadors to studies of the prosperous Antebellum period, the terrible upheaval and division of the Civil War and an introduction to the Post-Civil War “New” South. The Museum Store tenders visitors in search of that perfect souvenir or gift a pleasing array of educational materials and memorabilia in addition to fine jewelry, masterful wood carvings, hand crafted soaps, wonderful pottery and fine photography by noted Tennessee artisans.