Named for the European immigrants who first settled here in the mid-19th century, Germantown is a historic community on the National Register of Historic Places located just a few blocks northwest of downtown Nashville. The area is home to the Tennessee State Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, local boutiques and many of Nashville’s most critically-acclaimed restaurants making it a culinary destination in its own right.
Just beyond Germantown is North Nashville where Fisk University is located, the historically black university founded in 1866 and the oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville. Its Carl Van Vechten Gallery houses an impressive collection of art. Creativity extends beyond campus as this area is increasingly known for its burgeoning art galleries, makers and culinary scene.
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