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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are the grounds handicap accessible?
  2. Do you have a shuttle?
  3. Do you have wheelchairs available?
  4. Can we have a picnic on the grounds?
  5. How long does it take to see everything?
  6. Can we rent Cheekwood for a wedding?
  7. Do you have something kids will enjoy?
  8. How do I arrange for a tour guide?
  9. Are pets allowed at Cheekwood?
  10. What does my membership include?
  11. How do I volunteer?
  12. What are the closest hotels to Cheekwood? 
  13. Can I bring a camera?
  14. Are firearms allowed at Cheekwood?
  1. Are the grounds handicap accessible?
    Cheekwood is a historic property with hills and uneven footing.  There are several areas where wheelchairs and strollers are not accessible.  Click here for a map outlining accessible areas.  Maps are also available at the Visitor's Services desk.

  2. Do you have a shuttle?
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    heekwood has a shuttle that runs during business hours and can transfer you between all buildings. Simply ask any of the staff to call it for you.    
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  3. Do you have wheelchairs available?
    Yes, wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis in Botanic Hall and the Museum of Art. 
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  4. Can we have a picnic on the grounds?

    Yes, we have several benches on the grounds or you can bring a blanket. You can bring your own picnic or have The Pineapple Room make you a boxed lunch.

  5. How long does it take to see everything?

    Allow yourself at least two hours to see everything.  Remember, Cheekwood sits on 55 acres and the Museum is 30,000 square feet!

  6. Can we rent Cheekwood for a wedding?
    Absolutely! Click here for more information.

  7. Do you have something kids will enjoy?

    We offer year-round activities for children.  For example, every Tuesday, Cheekwood offers art and craft activities for children and families.  And every summer, we have Summer Art Camp for children ages 1-18.

  8. How do I arrange for a tour guide?

    Call 615-353-9827 or email grouptours@cheekwood.org to make arrangements at least 2 weeks in advance.  Click here for more information.

  9. Are pets allowed at Cheekwood?
    Animals are not allowed unless they are service animals.

  10. What does my membership include?

    Click here for a full listing of membership benefits!

  11. How do I volunteer?
    Click here if you are interested in volunteering at Cheekwood or call 615.353.6966. 

  12. What are the closest hotels to Cheekwood?
    Since Cheekwood is in a residential neighborhood, the closest hotels are a few miles away. 

    Holiday Inn – Vanderbilt/Downtown
    2613 West End Avenue
    615.327.4707

    Marriott Vanderbilt
    2555 West End Avenue
    615.321.1300

    Hampton Inn & Suites – Green Hills
    2324 Crestmoor Road 
    615.777.0001

A Nashville, Tennessee Hotels Combined recommended attraction.
 

    13.    Can I bring a camera?
              Photography is allowed on the Cheekwood grounds and in 
              all buildings EXCEPT the Museum of Art. 

     14.    Are firearms allowed at Cheekwood?
              No, firearms are not allowed on the Cheekwood property.  

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