Nashville January 30, 2019
7 Little Known Museums In Nashville Where Admission Is Free
When it comes to fun things to do, Nashville seems to never run out. There’s simply so much to do in this city, even the folks who live here would have a hard time doing everything in even a few years! Not to mention the strain on the wallet…. Luckily, there are plenty of museums to go to in Nashville that are absolutely free, and you won’t regret paying them a visit.
1. Tennessee Agricultural Museum
The Tennessee Agricultural Museum is located on the grounds of the Ellington Agricultural Center in South Nashville. The museum is always free and features artifacts from throughout the history of farming in Tennessee. They're open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. 404 Hogan Rd.
2. The Tennessee Governor's Mansion
Did you know that the Tennessee Governor's Mansion is also hiding in South Nashville and that you can tour it for free? The catch is that tours are only available Tuesday and Thursday mornings and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance on
. But you can always drive by for free at 882 South Curtiswood Lane.
3. The Upper Room Chapel and Christian Art Museum
The Upper Room is known for their devotionals that they publish across the world, but they also have a museum at their headquarters full of global, interracial, interdenominational Christian art. They have different exhibits at different times of the year, so it's worth going back. They're open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and tours should be requested ahead of time by calling. 1908 Grand Ave.
4. Cooter's Place
Now for something a little more light-hearted: Cooter's Place. This Dukes of Hazard museum is run by none other than Cooter himself (or at least the actor who played him). There's all kinds of memorabilia from the show including many of the cars used. They're open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week. 2613 McGavock Pike.
5. Warner Park Nature Center
The Warner Parks in Belle Meade are known for their expansive beauty, but their nature center is the park's true hidden gem. They have a museum full of the natural history of the area, and it's absolutely free. They're open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 7311 TN-100.
6. Centennial Art Center
Hiding in West End's Centennial Park is the Centennial Art Center, a small building that's hiding a lot of cool history about the park along with a lot of local art. They also feature tons and tons of community classes for anyone interested in learning! The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7. Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery
The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery is one of the nicest museums in town, but not many people know about it. It's a huge plus that it's free! There's all kinds of stuff that comes in and out of the gallery, so be sure to visit more than once. They're open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It's located in Cohen Memorial Hall at 1220 21st Ave S.
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