The Parthenon

Address: Centennial Park Nashville, TN 37203 Contact Email: info@parthenon.org Phone: (615) 862-8431
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This is the worlds only full-size replica of the ancient Greek temple. It houses the tallest indoor sculpture in the western world, a statue of Athena, ancient goddess of wisdom and learning, the deity for whom the original Parthenon was erected. Originally built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897, the building became unsafe and was rebuilt in 1929. It is an exact replica of the Greek temple, its architecture including not a single straight line; no two columns are the same size, nor are they placed the same distance apart. No two steps are the same size and the floor is not square or level. A proud symbol of Tennessee’s Capitol city, the Athens of the South, the Parthenon houses the city’s permanent art collection, plaster casts of the Elgin Marbles, a gift shop, and visitors center.


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City: Nashville, TN
Region: Middle Tennessee
Subregion: Nashville & Surrounding Areas

Admission Rates:
Adults $4.00, children (4 - 17) $2.50, seniors (62+) $2.50, under 4 free.

Hours Open:
Open Year-round. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Dates Closed:
Mondays, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day




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