Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Come Visit the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN

Come Visit the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN

It's Free Admission Saturday

Dormers and Terra cotta ornaments on Custom House MuseumOn the second Saturday of every month you can bring friends and family and everyone gets in free. This is one of the great reasons to visit Downtown Clarksville and this historic site. Though the Customs House Museum is interesting to visit any day of the week when you get in free it makes it even better. This is an opportunity to learn more about the area and the City of Clarksville.. 

Check out the permanent exhibits and featured exhibitis being offered at the Museum.

The beautiful architecture makes this building Clarksville's most unique building. You'll find it located on the corner of Commerce and Second St. across from the Montgomery County Courthouse.

The Customs House Building dates back to 1897. To see the full history of the Museum click here. The oldest portion of the building was designed to be used as a Federal Post Office for the tobacco businesses of Clarksville. Visit the postmaster's office on the first floor of the museum.

The architect William Martin Aiken used several of the styles popular during the Victorian Era so the building takes on an eclectic look. It has served many purposes over that last 50 years.

Take a look at the roof. It has 20 dormers, an ornate tower in the middle and large copper eagles at each corner. Gargoyles watch over the courtyard at the corners and watch points of roof.. Steeply gabled windows and Terra Cotta ornamentation accent the exterior of the building. Marble from Tennessee makes up the flooring in the building in the main structure. 

The History of the Customs House in Clarksville

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It was also used as the Department of Electricity for the City of Clarksville. The museum is across the street from the Historic Montgomery County Courthouse.

Opening times are from 10am to 5pm, on Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1-5pm on Sundays. Annual memberships are available. Be sure to visit the gift shop for some specially handcrafted gifts.

Check out more about the Customs House Museum here.


Free Saturday Admission on the second Saturday of the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN.


This is brought to you courtesy of Clarksville Real Estate Agent, Debbie Reynolds. For real estate contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730. 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsDebbie Reynolds • May 12 2018 05:35AM


Good morning Debbie. What an interesting building. Quite the masterpiece. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 8 months ago

I have seen you post about this place in the past and it is certainly a place I would love to visit, especially during a free day!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 8 months ago

The Customs House Museum sounds like a great place to visit and enjoy the day. 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida, The Finest in Coastal Luxury Living... (THE JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY) 8 months ago

Good morning Debbie - that is such a striking building that you have shown us before.  Certainly is a place to visit when in Clarksville.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 8 months ago

Hi Debbie,
I just love the old style architecture.  The buildings have so much personality.  I'm going to head off and check out your links.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 8 months ago


 What a wonderful looking building and I always like exploring Customs Houses around the country and oversees!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 8 months ago

Debbie that is a very unusual building.  You don't see that kind of detail in buildings being built today.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 8 months ago

A great historical and architechtural example to appreciate.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 8 months ago

This is very good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago