The Hermitage was the home of the 7th US president, Andrew Jackson and is now a museum people can visit. Jackson owned the plantation until he died in 1845, but didn't live there much until after he retired in 1837. As of 1960, it was declared an historic landmark and now it receives millions of guests every year. Visitors can get tickets for entry into the Hermitage every day from 8:30 am to 5 pm and it closes at 6 pm. There are also frequent special events and exhibits to see throughout the year.
The Parthenon is considered as a centerpiece in Nashville's Centennial Park. It's a 42ft tall full scale replica of the Greek Parthenon in Athens. It was built in 1897 for that year's Tennessee Exposition. Today, it is an art museum and features more than 60 paintings done by 19th and 20th century artists from America. It also occasionally is home to other shows and exhibitions. The Parthenon is open for visitors Tuesday through Saturday between 9 am and 4:30 p, and on Sundays from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and closes on Mondays.
Ryman Auditorium was once the home of the Grand Ole Opry and Union Gospel Tabernacle. It holds 2,362 people and is situated at 116 5th Ave. North. As of 1971 it has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Ryman Auditorium is a great place that visitors won't want to miss as Nashville's cultural musical center. You can take a self-guided tour or a group tour of the museum.
The Tennessee State Museum features the history of the state from its beginning to the 20th century. It is in the John K. Polk building and there are more than 60,000 square feet of exhibitions including those on the Civil War, the frontier and the 7th US president, Andrew Jackson. There are three entire floors holding permanent and visiting exhibitions. Part of it is a special museum dedicated to wars and military conflicts from the Spanish American War to WWII. Plus there is a museum store that sells handmade crafts and memorabilia. Admission is free and it's open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Adventure Science Center is devoted to inspiring the love of science with its 44,000 square feet of exhibits. There are almost 200 exhibits where visitors can get hands on with displays dedicated to biology, listening, physics, visual, mind, energy, space, earth and other sciences. There are also workshops, lectures and camps. It's visited by more than 300,000 people a year and is sure to fascinate you and your entire family. Don't miss this fantastic example of the combo of fun and learning all in the same package.