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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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Address: Corner of Commerce and South 2nd Street, Clarksville, TN 37041
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+1 931-648-5780
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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We were visiting Clarksville and were intrigued by the Old Customs House's appearance, so when we found out it was a museum, we beat a path for it the next day. It was very nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TLC62379
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Warsaw, Illinois
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Warsaw, Illinois
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172 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Clarksville and were intrigued by the Old Customs House's appearance, so when we found out it was a museum, we beat a path for it the next day. It was very nice, and staff was very pleasant. We enjoyed the part of the Custom's House we saw and the Wilma Rudolph exhibit was very well done. The... More 

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Thank TLC62379
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has art, trains, and many things about Clarksville. It includes a motion and a kids section. gets boring after going so many times.

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Thank Ethan M
Clarksville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place for both adults and children. The bubble room was a big hit with my grandchildren! There are art exhibits, as well as military and historical exhibits about Clarksville. May want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the museum can be rather chilly( to help preserve the exhibits I'm guessing- children's explorer room not as chilly).... More 

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Thank Darlene K
Maryville, Tennessee
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94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016

We went here while our kids were at an orchestra festival...it was a fine way to spend some time. Not a GREAT museum...but it was ok. Some things were rather silly...like the G I Joe collection and the gold plated BB gun. Don't bother with the creepy basement...it was a touch too weird. Gift shop had nice local crafts...higly reccomend.... More 

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Thank AEP97
ATL, GA
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323 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

While visiting my hometown of Clarksville, my son was able to spend some time at this museum and it was wonderful. He thoroughly enjoyed all of the exhibits and was elated to learn that his grandma attended high school with Wilma Rudolph (who is on display) many years ago. My son is already planning for us to return to the... More 

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Thank GAFamilyTraveler
Clarksville, Tennessee
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85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We went and saw the Norman Rockwell exhibit. It was wonderful - very nostalgic. The museum is light and airy. The staff are very friendly. The train exhibit is awesome. We enjoyed our two hours there.

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Thank 780deborahh
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We walked along the McGregor trail along the Cumberland and hopped off at Commerce Street. I wasn't sure if the kids would like the museum, but the kids area in the bottom floor was fantastic! There were some great hands-on, scientific experiments, a kids "grocery store", and tons of other educational toys. I played with Lincoln Logs for the first... More 

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Thank Amanda M
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75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I took my grandkids for a visit. The bubble cave was a BIG hit! Oh, and the wonderful woman at the information desk with the shark cookie jar! My boys wanted to stay with her! The basement is the best part when when you have small children. Great spot for a hot our rainy day.

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Thank marysewandsew
Huntsville, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

The oustside of the building was my favorite - reminded me of the Haunted Mansion at Disney World. Many really nice displays inside including a post office and lots of historical information about the area. Didn't know Wilma Rudolf was from this town. Nice area for children like a bubble room and other hands on stuff. Friendly staff and nice... More 

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Thank Susan B
Clarksville
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

The local museum is a nice place but I must say that I have always been left wanting when I have visited the place. Clarksville being the 5th largest city in the state you would kind of expect it to be a little bigger. But they do always do a nice job with their exhibits.

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