Discovering a new city can lead to some great experiences. If you love history, Nashville is an excellent city for it. Historic Nashville is full of great attractions and some of them won't break your budget. Here are the best historic choices in Nashville.
Tennessee State Museum
As the largest state museum in the country and it's found in Downtown Nashville. You can enjoy all types of great exhibits from the Civil War Exhibit to the Egyptian mummy. The best part, you can get in free of charge.
Historic Second Avenue
This used to be known as Market Street and now is one of the many places on the National Register of Historic Places. You will find some of the oldest and best of the city here with over 50 properties.
Historic Printers Alley
If you love unique places, the Historic Printers Alley is a great choice. This is an area found between Third and Fourth Avenues from Union to Church Streets. The alley used to be the Printing Capitol of the World and now it's known as one of the dirty little secrets of Nashville.
This was the largest fort of the Union Army in the area during the Civil War. The fort provides a great look into the history of the area. There's an exhibit space, meeting room, outdoor plaza and multipurpose theater here and admission is free.
Historic Lower Broadway
Some of the oldest blocks in the city are found in the Lower Broadway area. This is home to many of the local honkey-tonks and most of the buildings are still intact. Some are still here from Civil War times and you don't have to pay a dime to see this area.
Other great historic attractions in Nashville include:
- Historic Marathon Motor Works
- Grand Ole Opry
- Union Gospel Tabernacle Church
- Historic Germantown
- Historic Ryman Auditorium
- The Parthenon
- The Hermitage
- Historic Nolensville Feed Mill
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