Tennessee State Capitol
The capital was built using Greek Revival architecture and is one of only ten state capitols that does not feature a dome.
This historic photo shows the Tennessee Capitol during Union occupation.
House chamber-guests can watch proceedings from the gallery whenever the state legislature is in session.
Here is the burial marker of William Strickland within the Capitol. Courtesy of Dept. of Conservation Photograph Collection at tnsos.org
Backstory and Context
The capitol grounds include the tomb of James K. Polk, the second Tennessee native to become President of the United States. The first Tennessean to secure this honor, Andrew Jackson, is featured in a large equestrian statue.
Free guided tours leave from the Information Desk on the First Floor of the Capitol every hour, on the hour. The first tour begins at 9 a.m. and the final tour begins at 3 p.m. The Information desk will also provide guides for those who prefer a self-guided tour.
"Strickland, William (1788 - 1854)." Philadelphia Architects and Buildings. http://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/ar_display.cfm/25248.
"Tennessee." History.com. Accessed January 25, 2015. http://www.history.com/topics/us-states/tennessee.
Photo of burial marker: http://tnsos.org/tsla/imagesearch/citation.php?ImageID=19607