Come Visit the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN

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It's Free Admission Saturday

Dormers and Terra cotta ornaments on Custom House MuseumOn the second Saturday of every month you can bring friends and family and everyone gets in free. This is one of the great reasons to visit Downtown Clarksville and this historic site. Though the Customs House Museum is interesting to visit any day of the week when you get in free it makes it even better. This is an opportunity to learn more about the area and the City of Clarksville.. 

Check out the permanent exhibits and featured exhibitis being offered at the Museum.

The beautiful architecture makes this building Clarksville's most unique building. You'll find it located on the corner of Commerce and Second St. across from the Montgomery County Courthouse.

The Customs House Building dates back to 1897. To see the full history of the Museum click here. The oldest portion of the building was designed to be used as a Federal Post Office for the tobacco businesses of Clarksville. Visit the postmaster's office on the first floor of the museum.

The architect William Martin Aiken used several of the styles popular during the Victorian Era so the building takes on an eclectic look. It has served many purposes over that last 50 years.

Take a look at the roof. It has 20 dormers, an ornate tower in the middle and large copper eagles at each corner. Gargoyles watch over the courtyard at the corners and watch points of roof.. Steeply gabled windows and Terra Cotta ornamentation accent the exterior of the building. Marble from Tennessee makes up the flooring in the building in the main structure. 

The History of the Customs House in Clarksville

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It was also used as the Department of Electricity for the City of Clarksville. The museum is across the street from the Historic Montgomery County Courthouse.

Opening times are from 10am to 5pm, on Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1-5pm on Sundays. Annual memberships are available. Be sure to visit the gift shop for some specially handcrafted gifts.

Check out more about the Customs House Museum here.


Free Saturday Admission on the second Saturday of the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN.


This is brought to you courtesy of Clarksville Real Estate Agent, Debbie Reynolds. For real estate contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730. 

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debbie. What an interesting building. Quite the masterpiece. Enjoy your day!

May 12, 2018 05:05 AM #1
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have seen you post about this place in the past and it is certainly a place I would love to visit, especially during a free day!

May 12, 2018 06:23 AM #2
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

The Customs House Museum sounds like a great place to visit and enjoy the day. 

May 12, 2018 06:45 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debbie - that is such a striking building that you have shown us before.  Certainly is a place to visit when in Clarksville.

May 12, 2018 08:26 AM #4
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Debbie,
I just love the old style architecture.  The buildings have so much personality.  I'm going to head off and check out your links.  Thanks for sharing.

May 12, 2018 09:29 AM #5
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 What a wonderful looking building and I always like exploring Customs Houses around the country and oversees!

May 12, 2018 09:59 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie that is a very unusual building.  You don't see that kind of detail in buildings being built today.

May 12, 2018 02:52 PM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

A great historical and architechtural example to appreciate.

May 13, 2018 02:45 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information to share with area residents and visitors.

May 14, 2018 07:31 AM #9
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