Nashville Museums & History

Nashville Museums & HistoryExplore the culture and people who have made Nashville a capital destination and music sensation. Enjoy our list of favorites to help you discover art, science and history museums, monuments and national landmarks that let you get acquainted with Music City USA.

Country Music Hall of Fame Museum
Pay tribute to country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum in Nashville. Country legends Brenda Lee, Marty Robins and Kitty Wells have had their life stories on display at the museum through their costumes, memorabilia, instruments, photographs and fan mail. Shop the museum store for signed books, posters and CDs.

Address: 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 - MAP
Phone: (615) 416-2001
Web: www.countrymusichalloffame.org

Lane Motor Museum
See cars with two heads, two engines or three wheels at the Lane Motor Museum, the largest European collection of cars and motorcycles in the United States. Navigate your way around 150 unique automobiles, including micro cars, amphibious and military vehicles, green cars, prototypes and one-of-a-kind motorcycles. A wheelie great museum for the whole family to enjoy!

Address: 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210 - MAP
Phone: (615) 742-7445
Web: www.lanemotormuseum.org

Tennessee Central Railway Museum
All aboard! Come to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum to see the largest collection of Tennessee Central Railway artifacts, including passenger cars, cabooses, freight cars and locomotives. The coolest part of the museum visit is the opportunity to board a TCR train on a passenger excursion ride around scenic Tennessee.

Address: 220 Willow Street, Nashville, TN 37210 - MAP
Phone: (615) 244-9001
Web: www.tcry.org

Tennessee State Museum
Explore the past at the Tennessee State Museum. Get lost in the powerful stories about the places and people who shaped the capital area, including the political masterminds and the music legends. Discover one of the largest museums in the nation featuring art, history, textiles, crafts and culture.

Address: 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243 - MAP
Phone: (615) 741-2692
Web: www.tnmuseum.org

Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
The musical talents of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, The Mamas and the Papas, and the Beach Boys are on exhibit at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in the heart of downtown Nashville. You'll see the exact instruments each musician used to record the very songs that made them iconic legends.

Address: 301 6th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 - MAP
Phone: (615) 244-3263
Web: www.musicianshalloffame.com

First Center for the Visual Arts
Immerse yourself in the world of art at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. Housed inside the magnificent art deco building are art installations changing every six to eight weeks showcasing A Divine Light: Renaissance painting from Bob Jones to Warhol Live; Music and Dance in Warhol's work.

Address: 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 - MAP
Phone: (615) 244-3340
Web: www.fristcenter.org