Our trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without a walk downtown. The city was hopping with people everywhere having a good time. I will say, the number of mobile taverns caught me by surprise.
As a country girl, my favorite part of the downtown area was Capital Park. It was beautiful and peaceful.
The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Museum is free to the public and worth checking out if you are in the Nashville area. They have rotating exhibits, so you can see a wide variety of excellent artworks at no cost.
Even though the museums is small, it’s one of my favorites.
The building was originally a post office and was constructed in the 1930s. It’s a stunning building with beautiful walkways and grand staircases. It was built with white Georgia marble and gray-pink Minnesota granite.
After the new post office was built in the 1980s, the building had little purpose and was mostly unused. Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr. worked with the city of Nashville to convert the building into a visual arts museum, which opened to the public on April 8, 2001.
There are still large areas under construction, so the gallery was smaller than I anticipated based on the size of the building. However, I did enjoy my time there and fell in love with the architecture.
Saturday, we went to Nashville, Tennessee. While we were there we visited the Travelers Rest Museum.
The Overton family home was named Travelers Rest and was owned by Judge John Overton. The plantation played a vital role during the Battle of Nashville, since battles were fought on the grounds.
After the war, the Overtones provided services for disabled Confederate veterans and founded the Confederate Soldiers’ Home.
The Overtone house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a museum.
I know it sounds nerdy, but my favorite part of the museum was the old school house.