Nashville's Bicentennial Mall State Park is a beautiful park full of Tennessee history. Located directly behind the state capital building and next to the Nashville farmers market there is lots of parking and often events.
For more information, call 615-741-5771.
Free park tours are conducted every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. CT. The tour meets under the train trestle outside the Visitor Center. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour, and discusses the significance of the park and the history of Tennessee. No sign-up necessary, except for groups of 25 people or more. For more information, please call 615-741-5280.
Park Rangers provide interpretive tours of the park, historical presentations in period dress and off-site programs by reservation. Topics illustrate Tennessee’s rich history from early settlement days to present time. To schedule an interpretive tour, presentation or off-site program, please call 615-741-5771.
The 95-bell carillon represents Tennessee's musical heritage and the citizens of Tennessee's 95 counties. They play Tennessee-themed songs at the top of the hour, every hour.
The Tennessee Amphitheater
The center section of the park features a 2,000-seat amphitheater, composed of terraced lawns providing dramatic views of the State Capitol building. Its design is patterned after Greek amphitheaters, such as the one at Epidaurus. This location is used for many special events, ceremonies and concerts. Groups may reserve the amphitheater for a fee.
Nashville Farmers' Market is located next to the park and houses a selection of locally owned and operated restaurants and shops inside its Market House, open year-round. Also, food & beverages are available from a variety of local merchants in outdoor sheds, particularly during May-November peak growing season.
The Bicentennial Park's 31 river fountains are a great way to escape the summer heat. They operate April thru October.