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Tennessee State Museum and State Capitol


505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
United States

The capitol was completed in 1859. The fortifications around the capitol consisted of four earthworks connected by a stockade with loopholes. The Tennessee State Museum traces the history of the state from prehistoric Indians until the early 1900s, including a large section on the Civil War. This section includes descriptions and artifacts from each major battle in Tennessee, audio-visual presentations, firearms, uniforms, paintings of notable soldiers, and a large collection of battle flags.