History buffs who live in Nashville visit the Parthenon.Feel as though you are in Athens Greece, even though you live in Nashville, while visiting the Parthenon in Centennial Park. This replica of the Parthenon in Athens was built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition. The building as well as the 42-foot statue of Athena are full scale replicas of the originals. There are many other plaster replicas of marble sculptures found in the Parthenon as far back as 438 B.C. Most of the originals are now in the British Museum in London. This building also houses Nashville’s art museum. The permanent collection consists of 63 paintings donated by James M. Cowan of work by 19th and 20th century American artists. The Parthenon also has gallery space available for temporary shows and exhibits. Watch the calendar to see what is coming.

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Enjoy some time away from your Nashville real estate and visit the Parthenon anytime Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The admission price is $6 for adults and $4 for children or seniors. Members get in for free and group rates are available as well. Walk around at your own pace and take advantage of materials for a self guided tour. Trained docents are available to answer any questions. Also consider this beautiful facility for your next event. This is an unforgettable backdrop for a wedding reception or other party. Call (615)862-6810 or email events@conservencyonline.org to set up a site visit.

While visiting the Parthenon, also take the time to enjoy the fresh air at Centennial Park. This is a very popular urban park and spans 132 acres. The Parthenon is the pinnacle, but visitors can also get some exercise on the one-mile walking trail, take their furry friends to the dog park, play sand volleyball, attend an event at the bandshell or events shelter, enjoy the lovely sunken garden and Lake Watauga, and gaze at historical monuments. Find more information about the Parthenon and links to other parks and recreational opportunities in Nashville.