Cheekwood is a 55-acre American Country Place Era estate in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in 1929 by the Cheek family who amassed their fortune through the Maxwell House Coffee business, the estate was gifted and opened as a public institution in 1960. Today, it features 12 distinct gardens and a woodland sculpture trail, all showcasing the stunning natural landscape, and an 8,000-piece permanent art collection and Georgian-style Mansion with historically furnished rooms and galleries. Over 225,000 visitors come to Cheekwood annually for year-round seasonal festivals, world-class art exhibitions, breathtaking gardens, and educational and public programs for all ages. A member of the American Public Gardens Association, Cheekwood is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.
Cheekwood has fabulous education opportunities including workshops and lectures for children and adults alike.
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“This was a great way to spend my first full day in Tennessee and I recommend any out of towner’s to come here. With endless trees and countless shades of green everywhere I looked, the grounds oozed southern beauty. The house/museum was filled with great art and artifacts. Lots of photo ops and relaxing places to nap or read so don’t forget to bring your camera and a book and blanket!”- Tasha
“Cheekwood is a beautiful landscaped woodland park. The flower bed are artfully laid out and mixed in multi-hued foliage plant to create a artistic blend of colors as well as shades of green. The large playhouses in one area were a huge hit with children and families. This is a terrific location to bring a picnic, wander and find the perfect spot to spend the afternoon.”- Bret
- Newly-restored Cheekwood Mansion
- Art museum and botanical gardens
- Public programs and group tours
- Visiting exhibits and installations
- Weddings and social events
Tues-Sun 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205