The Parthenon, located in the heart of Centennial Park off of West End Avenue, is a full-size replica of the Greek landmark. 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. Originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture.
The Parthenon also serves as 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. Additional gallery spaces provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.
Admission prices are as follows:
Keep in mind, they offer group rates and event space, just be sure to give them a call.
2500 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Mon – closed
Tues – Sat 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Sun 12:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.