Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tour Guide Tuesday: The Parthenon and Centennial Park


The Parthenon and Centennial Park

Centennial Park is a premier green spot in Nashville, and features the Parthenon as it's centerpiece.  Nashvillians frequent this park for everything from Frisbee golf to picnics.  There are several events at the park throughout the year, like, craft fairs, big band dances, and weddings.

About the Parthenon:

The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.  The Parthenon also serves as the city of Nashville's art museum. The focus of the Parthenon's permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan.

The park is free and open to all, but if you want to explore the inside of The Parthenon, here are the deets:

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 - 4:30.
Additional hours during June, July & August: Sundays, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Parthenon is closed on Mondays year round.
Admission: Members free; Adults - $6.00; Children 4-17 - $4.00 (under 4 free); Seniors 62+ - $4.00

Source: http://www.nashville.gov/parthenon/


  1. We love The Parthenon! I still have not been inside but the park is awesome. One of my friends is a tour guide there as a way to help out the community.

  2. Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from wahooart.com, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT7K6.