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Drop-in and Grounds Visits


The Observatory grounds are typically open Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from March through November for free self-guided tours of the observatory and Star Chamber.

Because there are times when the gate may be closed, or the Observatory is reserved for a special event, please contact us or call ahead to 615-373-4897 if you wish to visit the Observatory or Star Chamber. 

All visitors must check-in at the Observatory office upon arrival. A visitor’s guide is available there.

The interior of the Star Chamber