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Second Saturdays Tours

Presented by Tennessee State Library & Archives at Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN

Jul 10 2021
Oct 09 2021
Second Saturdays Tours

The Tennessee State Library & Archives is excited to welcome guests to explore their new facility with the launch of Second Saturday Tours beginning Saturday, July 10. The new building is located at 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N. on the northeast corner of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville.

Second Saturdays at the Library & Archives will feature guided tours of the new building on the second Saturday of each month through October. Tours begin every hour, on the hour, starting at 10am with the last tour beginning at 3pm.

Visitors to the Library & Archives can experience Tennessee’s story through interactive exhibits highlighting the state’s most precious historical documents. The exhibit lobby is open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 8am to 4:30pm CT. The library, microfilm and manuscripts reading rooms are open for research Tuesday through Saturday, from 8am to 4:30pm CT.

The Library & Archives, a division of the Department of State, collects and preserves books, records and other documents of historical and reference value, focusing on items about Tennessee and Tennesseans.

To preserve Tennessee’s history for current and future generations, the Library & Archives houses the archives of state government, documents and recordings from legislative proceedings, records from every Tennessee courthouse, copies of all surviving Tennessee newspapers and records from families, businesses, religious and civic organizations.

The Library & Archives is home to many irreplaceable historical documents, including Tennessee’s Constitutions, letters from Tennessee’s three presidents, Civil War diaries, records from 55 former Tennessee governors, maps, photographs and original records of the State of Franklin.

For more information about the Library and Archives or Second Saturdays call (615) 741-2764, email or visit

Source: Official Website


Free Admission

Reservations are not required.

Contact: (615) 741-2764


    Official Website


Additional time info:

Tours begin every hour, on the hour, starting at 10am with the last tour beginning at 3pm.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Tennessee State Library and Archives

1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)


The Library & Archives provides free patron parking in its dedicated underground garage. To access the garage, patrons must obtain a library card at the first-floor receptionist desk. First-time patrons may park temporarily in the parallel street parking on Rep. John Lewis Way North during this process. After receiving an activated library card from the security receptionist, patrons should move their vehicles to the garage via the ramp on Jackson Street/Junior Gilliam Way.