Best Things to Do in Germantown, Nashville

Located right outside of downtown Nashville, you don’t have to go very far to visit Germantown. One of the Music City’s first suburbs, this historic neighborhood is named after the large influx of German immigrants who settled here in the mid-nineteenth century.

In this area, you can see some of Tennessee’s most significant landmarks and most impressive architecture. Despite the years, many of its original Victorian-era buildings have remained, which have made it a part of the National Register of Historic Places.

You’ll also find us, Von Elrod’s, a German-style beer garden with a Tennessee twist serving generous Southern dishes and even more generous steins. Our founder first discovered beer halls after a trip to Oktoberfest and wanted to bring the concept back to Nashville. And what better neighborhood than Germantown?

So, what else is there to do in Germantown? Keep reading to find out!

Top 4 things to do in Germantown, Nashville

  1. Tennessee State Museum: History comes to life here! Here you can discover the “Tennessee Time Tunnel”, an immersive, multi-layered experience that guides visitors through the museum’s many collections. You can visit it free of charge. Give yourself about two hours here and don’t forget to check out the gift shop!
  2. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park: This is a 19-acre park where you can learn about Tennessee’s rich history. Spend a few hours in this beautiful green space that commemorates the state’s bicentennial before walking over to the state museum.
  3. Nashville Farmers’ Market: Right across the street from the Bicentennial Park, this lively market is open all year round. But, it’s not your average market and you’ll be surprised to see there are more than just stands selling seasonal produce. It’s also home to artisanal shops where you can purchase handmade crafts and food. You’re sure to find a unique gift or souvenir for yourself or a loved one!
  4. Discover the local restaurant scene: After all that exploring, it’s time to eat! In Germantown you’re spoiled for choice with plenty of trendy cafes, laid-back bars and some of the Music City’s best restaurants. And, of course, we’re here, too!

Ready to come explore Germantown? Make sure to come visit us for a stein, a cocktail or to enjoy a delicious Southern meal!

We can’t wait to see you!