Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Bicentennial summer

Temporary Street Closure: As of August 14, 7th Ave. between Jefferson Street and Harrison Street will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic and have limited pedestrian access due to construction of the new State Museum. Construction is expected to run one to two weeks. All areas of Bicentennial Capitol Mall Park will be OPEN to pedestrians. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


Interpretive Programs and Tours

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park serves as a lasting monument to Tennessee’s Bicentennial Celebration, which was June 1, 1996. To honor that history, every Wednesday, park tours are offered to explore the natural, cultural and historical resources of the area and the state. The tours are free and conducted at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. CT. The tours lasts approximately one hour. No sign-up necessary, except for groups of 25 people or more. Meet-up under the train trestle outside the visitor center. The tours are offered April through November.

Park rangers also provide interpretive 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 the park office.


Bicentennial Capitol Mall is a popular walking destination for locals and visitors. The park offers seasonal interest and beauty as well as historic landmarks and points of interest.

Self-guided tours of the park are popular. Informational maps are available at the park office or patrons may print the map from our website. 

Bicentennial Mall Trail - 0.90 miles - Paved Surface - Easy