Tennessee State Capitol

A MUST STOP FOR VISITORS TO NASHVILLE

Tennessee State Capitol Nashville TN
Tennessee State Capitol 8-2019
Tours: Monday through Friday
at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.,
Groups of ten or more should make a reservation prior to their visit by calling the Public Programs Department at (615) 741-0830 or toll-free (800) 407-4324.
The prominent Nashville hilltop site of what is now the Tennessee State Capitol was formerly occupied by the Holy Rosary Cathedral (no longer extant), the first Roman Catholic cathedral church in Nashville (with the Diocese of Nashville at that time once comprising the entire territory of the State of Tennessee).[3][4][5]
Tennessee State Capitol
The Tennessee State Capitol during the Civil War
The State Capitol was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect William Strickland, who modeled it after a Greek Ionic temple. The prominent lantern structure located above the roof line of the Tennessee state capitol is a design based upon the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens that honors the Greek god Dionysus doing battle with Tyrrhenian pirates.[6] The cornerstone of the Tennessee state capitol was itself laid on July 4, 1845 and the building was completed fourteen years later in 1859.[7]
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View from the capitol ca. 1865

The American Society of Civil Engineers has listed the building as a civil engineering landmark in recognition of its innovative construction, which made unusually extensive use of stone and was an early example of the use of structural iron. Both the interior and exterior are built with limestone from a quarry about 1-mile (1.6 km) from the site. Some interior columns were built from single pieces of stone, requiring massive wooden derricks to hoist them into place. Wrought iron, instead of wood, was used for the roof trusses to reduce the building’s vulnerability to fire.[8]

Tennessee State Capitol depicted on an 1864 Confederate $20 banknote
Tennessee State Capitol depicted on an 1864 Confederate $20 banknote

Commercial, convict, and slave labor were used in the project. Fifteen enslaved Black men worked on carving the Capitol’s limestone cellar from 1845 to 1847; Nashville stonemason A.G. Payne was paid $18 a month for their labor. It is believed to be “the most significant project where the [Tennessee] state government rented slave labor.”[9]

Strickland died five years before the building’s completion and was entombed in its northeast wall. His son, F. W. Strickland, supervised completion of the structure. William Strickland also designed the St. Mary’s Cathedral (located along the base of the capitol hill), as well as Downtown Presbyterian church located just a few blocks away from the state capitol.[4]

Samuel Dold Morgan (1798–1880), chairman of the State Building Commission overseeing the construction of the Tennessee State Capitol, is entombed in the southeast corner near the south entrance.

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Monuments on the Capitol grounds include statues of two of the three Tennessee residents who served as President of the United States: Andrew Jackson by Clark Mills and Andrew Johnson by Jim Gray. The second President from Tennessee, James K. Polk, is buried in a tomb on the grounds, together with his wife, Sarah Childress Polk.[10][11] Other monuments on the grounds include the Sgt. Alvin C. York Memorial by Felix de Weldon, the Tennessee Holocaust Commission Memorial, the Sam Davis Memorial at the southwest corner of the Capitol grounds, the Sen. Edward Ward Carmack Memorial located above the Motlow Tunnel near the south entrance, and the Memorial to Africans during the Middle Passage at the southwest corner of Capitol grounds. The Charles Warterfield Reliquary is a group of broken limestone columns and fragments removed and saved from the State Capitol during the mid-1950s restoration, located near the northern belvedere on Capitol Drive.

The building has housed a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest thanks to Democratic state senator Douglas Henry since 1978.[12] The presence of the bust has been controversial since its dedication.[12] Legislation was proposed in 2017 towards moving it to the Tennessee State Museum.[13]

Goo Goo Cluster Christie Cookie

Christie Cookie Goo Goos & Goo Goo Christie Cookies

The Goo Goo Christie Cookie Nashville Tennessee

Well…………. you just have to do it! Try Both!!!

The Dynamic Duo –  beloved Nashville brand, Christie Cookie & Goo Goo Clusters teamed up to create not one, but two delicious desserts! We like to share and so do our pals at Christie Cookie who are making a Goo Goo Cluster inspired cookie at their 12 South shop. Here at the Goo Goo Shop you can find a Christie Cookie inspired premium — both treats are available for a limited time from October 10-31, 2018.

The Goo Goo Cluster Christie Cookie — A classic Christie Cookie dough, made with real butter and brown sugar, is stuffed with more than enough pieces of chopped Original Goo Goo Clusters, bringing the classic combination of milk chocolate, marshmallow nougat, caramel & peanuts together in a perfect, chewy bite. Available exclusively in the Christie Cookie shop in 12 South, 2606 12th Ave S. ($3 per 2.5 oz cookie)

The Christie Cookie Goo Goo Cluster — The Christie Cookie Goo Goo Premium is a 4 oz. milk chocolate confection filled with fresh chocolate chip Christie Cookie pieces, brown sugar marshmallow cream, and maple bourbon caramel. Available exclusively in the Goo Goo Shop, 116 3rd Ave S in downtown Nashville and online

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About Christie Cookie:
Christie Cookie was founded 35 years ago as a simple storefront in downtown Nashville. Today, Christie Cookie employs more than 100 people and produces more than 75 million cookies annually for restaurants, hotels, bakeries, corporate gifts and cookie fans all over the country. From its Germantown headquarters, Christie Cookie operates a bakery storefront where guests can visit and purchase freshly baked goods and merchandise. A second shop opened in summer 2018 in the 12 South neighborhood. The walk-up window offers a convenient stop for guests to grab their favorite cookies on the go. All Christie Cookie products are made with real butter, premium ingredients, and absolutely no artificial substitutes. Every batch of cookies is hand measured. christiecookies.com

About Goo Goo Cluster:
Goo Goo Cluster, America’s first combination candy bar, was invented in 1912 in a copper kettle at the Standard Candy in Nashville, TN. The unique confection is a roundish mound of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts and real milk chocolate. In 2014, Goo Goo Cluster, LLC opened the Goo Goo Shop, its flagship store in downtown Nashville where Premium Goo Goos are made by hand daily in full view of visitors. The 4-ounce Premium confection comes in a variety of flavor combinations that rotate frequently. googoo.com

Prince’s Hot Chicken

Prince’s Hot Chicken
Yee-Haw Beer
Downtown Nashville

The Original Nashville Hot Chicken Joint, Prince’s Hot Chicken, has now opened a new location downtown Nashville at the Yee-Haw Beer location.

Yee-Haw Beer Nashville TN - 423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Yee-Haw Beer Nashville TN – 423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Prince's Hot Chicken Nashville Downtown
Prince’s Hot Chicken Nashville Downtown – Yee-Haw Beer

They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned …

but some folks like a little heat, including Thorton Prince – the father of Nashville’s hot chicken.
Even in the height of the Great Depression, Thorton Prince knew how to have a good time. He enjoyed the nightlife and had a well-earned reputation as being quite the ladies’ man. Of course, one person who was not too thrilled with that reputation was his steady girl.
While we don’t know if Prince came home one night with a faint hint of perfume or a smudge of lipstick on his collar, we do know that after another one of Prince’s nights out, his scorned lover wanted revenge.
And using Prince’s love of fried chicken as bait, she concocted the perfect recipe.

Instead of a lecture the next morning, Prince awoke to the sizzlin’ smell of fried chicken. The trap set, Prince’s jilted lover served up a plate of homemade fried chicken. Without noticing the devilish amount of peppers and spices she had sprinkled on the chicken, Prince dug in. Much to her dismay, Prince didn’t fall over weeping in pain. Nope, he asked for seconds, and, at that moment, the legend was born.

Prince perfected the recipe for Hot Chicken and opened up a restaurant – Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. Almost 100 years later, a lot has changed in Nashville. But not Prince’s. Thorton Prince’s great niece, Ms. Andre Prince Jeffries, is still serving the legendary dish that Nashvillians crave. In the last few years, the hot chicken trend has caught on like wildfire throughout the South, but Prince’s Hot Chicken is the original and remains the gold standard for hot chicken.

Prince's Hot Chicken Downtown Nashville
Prince’s Hot Chicken Downtown Nashville. Yee-Haw Beer 423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Yee-Haw has the BEERS:

Yee-Haw Beer Nashville TN
Yee-Haw Beer Nashville TN
Welcome to a stunning array of world-class flavors inspired by proven champions among classic beer styles. We pay homage to the icons with our own inimitable style, with outstanding results.

LOCAL ROOTS RUN DEEP

It all began in the heart of downtown Johnson City, TN, in early 2015. With plenty of
blood, sweat and tears, a little elbow grease and more than a few beers, the East TN &
Western NC Depot, or Tweetsie Depot, was completely transformed.
Yee-Haw Brewing
Company was born.

GREAT BEER

Whether you’re an exacting aficionado of obscure flavors, styles and techniques
or someone who simply savors a couple cold ones with friends, there’s no perfect
prescription for how to enjoy great beer. There is, however, a reason to insist on
precise standards and exceptional quality.
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Nashville Construction June 2019

June 2019 – There are now 187 major construction projects in the Nashville area. Data shows 70+Active Cranes. What’s Cookin’ Nashville

6-4-19 What's Cookin' Daily Picture Nashville Construction Projects

Crane Watch: The Big Map of Projects

An interactive feature tracking the development frenzy in Davidson County.

View the Nashville Business Journal article 

“Some parts of downtown are zoned for high buildings, and some are zoned for mid-rise or low-rise buildings and that’s just appropriate calibration for each neighborhood and what it needs,” Priest said.

Much of the new development is going South of Broadway. The neighborhood known as “SoBro” will look shockingly different in the coming months. There are at least seven new hotels going up in the area around Music City Center, some of them more than 20 stories tall.

“The amount of stuff that’s happened and how fast it’s happened is head-spinning, even for us here, I’d say,” said Adam Sichko with the Nashville Business Journal, which keeps close tabs on new development with Crane Watch. “People very suddenly noticed traffic is getting worse, cost of living is rising and that building that was there and was torn down … now there’s a five or 10 or 15-story building in its place. People are uncomfortable with the pace of change as much as anything.”

Radnor Lake Nashville

Radnor Lake What's Cookin' Nashville
Nashville isn’t just Honky -Tonks. Plan a hike at Nashville’s in city State Park “Radnor Lake” Located in the center of one of Nashville’s most beautiful neighborhoods.

About the Park

Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,368-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. The park is day-use only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs.

The park is perfect for nature enthusiasts to observe owls, herons and water fowl as well as many species of amphibians, reptiles and mammals such as mink and otter. Hundreds of species of wildflowers, mosses, fungi, ferns and other plants as well as trees, shrubs and vines add to the natural ecological diversity of the area. Several ranger-led programs are planned throughout the year including canoe floats, wildflower walks, astronomy night hikes, nature hikes, programs on snakes, off-trail land acquisition hikes and birds of prey.

Park Office / Visitor Center

1160 Otter Creek Road
Nashville, TN 37220
615-373-3467

https://tnstateparks.com/parks/radnor-lake

Thursday – Monday 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday Closed *Visitor Center is closed from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM for lunch

Nashville Tours

Nashville Tours

Your Vacation…
All Mapped Out For You!

We want you to make the most of your Nashville vacation, so we’ve come up with a tool that’ll help you plan before you go and discover even more once you get there. Our easy-to-use interactive map will help you maximize your Trolley Tour experience, so you won’t miss all the excitement that Nashville has to offer! And since it works great on mobile devices, you’ll have all the information you need during your trip, right in your pocket.
  • Trolley Routes & Stops
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As the vibrant capital of Tennessee, Nashville has earned several monikers over the years. Once a sparsely settled trading post founded in 1779, the cosmopolitan city is now a popular tourist destination. A leading center of higher education for more than 100 years, it was dubbed the Athens of the South in the 19th century. Because of its reputation as a mecca for singers and songwriters as well as its music publishing industry, Nashville is also heralded as the Country Music Capital of the World. The area centered on the intersection of Second Avenue and Broadway is a popular destination for locals and tourists with its shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

Trolley departs at 9:00 am daily.
Country Music Hall of Fame: Daily 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
For more information, go to Trolley & Country Music Hall of Fame schedule.

Nashville Night Tours
Sundays through Thursdays: 7pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 7pm and 7:45pm

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Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Hours and Location

The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.

Nashville Zoo is a progressive and dynamic zoological park serving Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and hundreds of thousands of tourists that travel to Nashville every year.

Since opening its doors in 1991, the Zoo has grown from a small, private operation in Cheatham County to an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility with international conservation involvement. Over 960,000 visitors come to Nashville Zoo annually, making us one of the top attractions in Middle Tennessee.

 

ZOO AT A GLANCE (2017):

  • Animal Species: 375
  • Individual Animals: 2,675
  • Annual Attendance: 964,760
  • 36,510 membership households
  • More than 48,500 school children visiting as part of their education
  • More than 2,500 volunteers contributing more than 41,000 hours

Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Mansion Nashville TN

About Belle Meade Plantation
Nashville TN
Tour Information

Come to Belle Meade Plantation to experience everything that is beautiful about the South. Guests are warmly invited to delve into the rich history of this lovely home and estate by taking part in a diverse list of both enjoyable and educational activities. This site is dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee’s Victorian architecture, history, and equestrian legacy.  Visitors can enjoy tours, educational outreach programs, shopping, diningwine tastingsweddings and other happenings knowing that their patronage supports the educational mission of Belle Meade Plantation.

The rich story of Belle Meade comes alive as our period-dressed guides lead guests through the mansion and tell the exceptional and intimate stories of the various people that created Belle Meade Plantation. Throughout the 45-minute guided tour of the Greek-Revival Mansion, a century of the plantation’s history is told through the stories of the Harding-Jackson Family. Another perspective is offered in our Journey to Jubilee tour, an experience in which you will uncover the stories of those skilled laborers who contributed so much to the preeminence and renown of this estate. Additionally, explore and enjoy the rich history and nature of Belle Meade on a Guided Segway tour of our property. From the complimentary wine tastings to the newly refurbished ice cream and fudge shop, Belle Meade provides many activities for the entire family.

NASHVILLE JULY 4TH 2018

NASHVILLE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS

Nashville 4th of July

LINEUP:

LADY ANTEBELLUM, CHRIS JANSON, LUCIE SILVAS, SHANNON SANDERS, ANDREW COMBS, KID POLITICS, JASON ESKRIDGE, KATIE SCHECTER, AND THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY WILL PLAY THE FREE MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH PARTY!

You know you’re coming. Go ahead and book your Vacation Package which saves you money, so you can do more for less in Nashville.

LOCATION:

The main stage will be located at Fifth Avenue and Broadway. After the concerts, the show will shift to Cumberland Riverfront with a fireworks show synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony who will play from Ascend Amphitheater.

GET THE OFFICIAL EVENT APP:

The FREE Nashville July 4th app is all the information you need for the Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th celebration in the palm of your hand. Download it.

THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

Know before you go: House Rules • Schedule • Parking & Transportation
With any other questions, take a look at our FAQs page at visitmusiccity.com/july4th-faq or ask us on social media.

We’ll be sharing all the fun by posting on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Snapchat. Start following now for event updates, news, music, and more.

 

Tennessee Whiskey Trail

TENNESSEE DISTILLERS GUILD ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF THE TENNESSEE WHISKEY TRAIL Tennessee distillers come together to unveil a 25-stop whiskey tour across the state NASHVILLE, Tenn., JUNE 19, 2017 — The Tennessee Distillers Guild, a membership organization consisting of 25 Tennessee distilleries, is proud to announce the official launch of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, a 25-stop distillery tour.

Tennessee Whiskey Tour

Tennessee is known the world over for our music and hospitality. And our whiskey. Tennessee has been a leader in spirits distillation throughout our nation’s history. That includes the time before, during, and after Prohibition. Our pride in craftsmanship and our spirit of independence led Tennesseans to make some of the world’s finest whiskey and some of the nation’s most sought after moonshine. And it drives us to this day. Today Tennessee distillers are crafting distilled spirits as diverse as the music born in this State. From Blues to Bluegrass and from vodka to Tennessee Whiskey, Tennessee distillers are bringing our innovative and legendary spirits to our communities and the world. http://tnwhiskeytrail.com/

Nothing gets glitzier or says music better than our capital city of Nashville. Middle

Tennessee is also home to 13 outstanding distilleries, including the iconic Jack Daniel

and George Dickel distilleries. Located in towns with names like Lewisburg,

Thompson’s Station, Lascassas and Clarksville, the distilleries of Middle Tennessee are

in the areas famous for moonshining in the 1920’s and 1930’s. More sophisticated

today, the distilleries in the region offer a variety of tours and other sightseeing

adventures.

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is made up of approximately 30 distilleries across the state. These distilleries range from small, boutique-style operations to well-known distilleries that have been making legendary Tennessee Whiskey for generations.

On the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, you will experience the history and tradition of Tennessee Whiskey as well as the innovation Tennessee distillers are bringing to whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and even moonshine. Along the Trail, you’ll get to know the rich landscapes, must-see landmarks, and genuine Southern hospitality that has influenced our spirits for generations and that embody the great state of Tennessee. From The Great Smokey Mountains to the rolling hills and honky-tonks of Middle Tennessee to the jazz-filled streets of Memphis beside the mighty Mississippi River, The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is an adventure across our land and our culture. So come be a part of our story and let your adventures run on Tennessee Whiskey.

IT’S ALL ABOUT HISTORY, TRADITION & INGENUITY

Tennessee is known the world over for our music and hospitality.  And our whiskey.  Tennessee has been a leader in spirits distillation throughout our nation’s history.  That includes the time before, during, and after Prohibition.  Our pride in craftsmanship and our spirit of independence led Tennesseans to make some of the world’s finest whiskey and some of the nation’s most sought after moonshine. And it drives us to this day.   Today Tennessee distillers are crafting distilled spirits as diverse as the music born in this State. From Blues to Bluegrass and from vodka to Tennessee Whiskey, Tennessee distillers are bringing our innovative and legendary spirits to our communities and the world.

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is made up of approximately 30 distilleries across the state.  These distilleries range from small, boutique-style operations to well-known distilleries that have been making legendary Tennessee Whiskey for generations.

On the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, you will experience the history and tradition of Tennessee Whiskey as well as the innovation Tennessee distillers are bringing to whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and even moonshine.  Along the Trail, you’ll get to know the rich landscapes, must-see landmarks, and genuine Southern hospitality that has influenced our spirits for generations and that embody the great state of Tennessee. From The Great Smokey Mountains to the rolling hills and honky-tonks of Middle Tennessee to the jazz-filled streets of Memphis beside the mighty Mississippi River, The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is an adventure across our land and our culture. So come be a part of our story and let your adventures run on Tennessee Whiskey.

Our History

Tennessee has long been a leader in producing distilled spirits. As our nations early founders moved west, they carried with them the craft of whiskey.  Fortunately for Tennessee, the land, water, and climate is nearly perfect for the production of whiskey.  So make whiskey we did.

Tennessee was a leading producer of distilled spirits even prior to the Civil War. In fact, Tennessee made so much whiskey, that the then Confederate government of Tennessee outlawed whiskey production in order to field and supply the army. This was the nation’s first act of prohibition.  Following the Civil War, Tennessee quickly rebuilt its distilled spirits industry.  In 1908 Tennessee had hundreds of registered distilleries across the state.  Unfortunately for Tennessee and enthusiasts of fine spirits everywhere, Tennessee again led the way in prohibition in 1910, banning the production of whiskey ten years ahead of the Federal ban in 1920.

Tennessee would remain dry until 1939, six years after the Federal ban was lifted.  While these laws destroyed the legal spirits trade in Tennessee, Tennesseans across the state kept making whiskey and maintained Tennessee’s reputation as a place for fine whiskey and moonshine.  The Jack Daniel Distillery reopened soon after the law allowed in 1940, and George Dickel returned in the 1950’s, and both began rebuilding our once proud legal distilled spirits industry.  In the mid-1990’s Pritchard’s distillery opened Tennessee’s first craft distillery and that is where progress stalled.  In 2009, Tennessee began reforming its prohibition-era laws and eliminated many nearly insurmountable legal barriers to entry.

Since then, the number of Tennessee distilleries has grown from three to the now thirty distilleries Tennessee host’s across the state.   These distilleries range from small, boutique-style operations making traditional and innovative spirits to well-known distilleries that have been making legendary Tennessee Whiskey for generations. The Tennessee Whiskey Trail was established in 2017 by these distilleries to bring you our State’s great spirits heritage.

Learn About the Craft of Making Spirits

All forms of alcoholic beverages—beer, wine, and spirits —are based on fermentation.  Fermentation is the natural process where yeast consumes sugar, leaving alcohol as result. With beer and wine, fermentation is the end of the alcohol production process.  Spirit production involves the extra step of distillation, which involves heating up beer, wine or sugar-based wash in order to concentrate the alcohol through evaporation.
Distilled spirits can be classified into two broad categories: brown spirits and white spirits. Brown spirits are spirits aged in wood barrels, and include aged whiskies, such as Tennessee Whiskey and bourbon, as well as aged rums and repesado tequila.  White spirits are un-aged spirits and include vodka, gin, and clear, unaged rum and tequila.

Whiskey, including Tennessee Whiskey, is any distilled spirit made from a fermented mash made of grain. Brandy, for example, is a distilled spirit made from fermented mash made of fruit, such as grapes or apples, and as such, is not whiskey.  The four primary steps to make whiskey are mashing, fermenting, distilling, and aging. Each distiller uses grain combinations chosen by that distillers to produce a specific type of whiskey.  Tennessee Whiskey, for example must be at least 51% corn.  Other common grains in Tennessee Whiskey are barley, rye, and/or wheat.

Those grains are ground into a fine meal, mixed with water, and cooked until the starches in the grain have been converted into sugars. This process creates a mash that is mixed with yeast, which then converts the sugars into alcohol. The fermented mash, also known as beer, is then pumped into a still and heated up, where evaporation and steam condensation allows the alcohol to separate from the water and grain byproducts.

Whiskey, like all spirits, is colorless when it comes off the still. The distilled spirit must be aged in an oak container to become whiskey. Tennessee Whiskey goes a step farther and requires that the spirits be first filtered through sugar maple charcoal and then aged in new, charred, white oak barrels to become Tennessee Whiskey.  The aging process refines the whiskey and gives it all of its color.  Once the whiskey is properly aged and bottled, the next – and final – step is to just sip and enjoy!

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