CHEEKWOOD TO OFFER FREE ADMISSION TO MILITARY PERSONNEL DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Military men, women and families to receive free entry and parking
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cheekwood will offer free admission and parking to military personnel and their families on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 in recognition of Labor Day weekend. Cheekwood is closed to the public on Mondays.
Active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families will be eligible for the free admission. To receive free admission, guests must present a valid military identification, veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification.
Located inside the newly restored historic mansion, Cheekwood’s blockbuster summertime exhibition, Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times will be on view during the holiday weekend, as well as Classic Cars in the Courtyard. Guests can also enjoy 11 distinct gardens and the mile-long Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail.
For more information on Cheekwood’s year-round military discount opportunities, visit https://cheekwood.org/visit/buy-tickets/.
For more information about Cheekwood, visit www.cheekwood.org.
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times is co-presented by the First Tennessee Foundation and Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC.
The restoration of Cheekwood's historic rooms and gardens and the endowment for their care and maintenance have been made possible with generous support from the Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation, the Bovender Family, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Andrews, Jr., and the Founding Members of The 1929 Club.
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, a woodland sculpture trail, 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 is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 8 miles west of downtown Nashville. Daily hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information, call 615.356.8000 or visit cheekwood.org.