NASHVILLE, Tn. — The Tennessee State Museum — encompassing 137,000 square feet — reopened to the public on July 1.  

Located on the corner of Rosa L. Parks Blvd and Jefferson Street, the Tennessee State Museum showcases 13,000 years of Tennessee history. During normal business operations, the museum offers a number of experiences and programs for students, many being hands-on and interactive.

Along with enforcing general CDC recommended guidelines, a few things at the museum will not be available at this time: during this first phase of reopening, all interactive touch screens are disabled. Guided tours are currently postponed and will be reevaluated on August 1.

All current exhibitions are open to the public at this time. Permanent exhibits include Tennessee Time Tunnel, First Peoples, Natural History, Forging a Nation, Civil War and Reconstruction, Change and Challenge, and Tennessee Transforms. Temporary exhibits on display now are Early Expressions: Art in Tennessee Before 1900, In Search of the New: Art in Tennessee After 1900, Tennessee and The Great War: A Centennial Exhibition and Why do Museums Collect?

To find additional information on experiences currently available at the museum and to read up on new guidelines, visit