Creep on the Capitol to Find a Presidential Tomb  Tennessee State Capitol
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Creep on the Capitol to Find a Presidential Tomb  Tennessee State Capitol
Creep on the Capitol to Find a Presidential Tomb
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Creep on the Capitol to Find a Presidential Tomb

Free  .  Today, 9:00a - 4:00p

Polk your head around the grounds at the Tennessee State Capitol and you'll find the memorial site of a United States President.

By Kelley Brackett
Trivia tidbit: The 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk, was also the Governor of Tennessee from 1845 to 1849. But you won't find his remains in a storied graveyard or a massive mausoleum. He's laid to rest on a prominent hill, next to wife Rebecca, overlooking all of Nashville and still keeping a watchful eye on his constituents ('cause that's not creepy). On the scenic grounds of the State Capitol, you'll find a beautiful monument and his tomb, right next to a statue of President Andrew Jackson. Jackson was a mentor to Polk in his early political career.

Want to get the full scoop on Tennessee's state history? Start right next door at Bicentennial Park and then climb the Mt. Everest of steps to the State Capitol grounds. Your gym coach and history teacher would be so proud!

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