Permanent Exhibitions

Students view the Woman Suffrage exhibitThe State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation, and has the largest holding of Civil War artifacts from the western battlefield. Unique artifacts on display in the museum’s permanent collection include a musket that belonged to Daniel Boone; a piano owned and played by Andrew Johnson, and items that once belonged to David Crockett. In addition, there are special exhibits about African American soldiers in the Civil War, 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition, and the women’s suffrage movement. Click here to learn more.