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Archaeology Office Directions

The TDOA offices are on the campus of the former Tennessee Preparatory School.

Mailing Address

Tennessee Division of Archaeology
Cole Building #3
1216 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243

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Driving Directions

Roadmap to New Office.
TPS Complex Map

From Murfreesboro - Take I-24 West toward Nashville. Take the Murfreesboro Rd Exit. At the end of the exit ramp turn left at the light onto Murfreesboro Rd. Go approximately 1 mile to Foster Avenue and turn left: Go down Foster Avenue. The complex is approximately 1/2 mile on the left.

From the North and West - Take I-65 South. Take I-40 East where I-65 and I-40 split. Take Fesslers Lane Exit. Turn right at end of ramp onto Fesslers Lane. Turn left onto Murfreesboro Rd. Turn right on to Foster Avenue. The complex is located approximately 1/2 mile down Foster Avenue on the left.

From the East - Take I-40 West to the Spence Lane Exit. Turn Left at the end of the off-ramp onto Spence Lane. Turn Right onto Murfreesboro Road. Turn left onto Foster Avenue. The complex is approximately 1/2 mile down Foster on the left.

From the South - Take I-65 North. Exit onto 440 east toward Knoxville to the Nolensville Road exit. Exit at Nolensville Road and turn left. Take Nolensville Road to Glenrose (traffic light) and turn Right onto Glenrose. Take Glenrose to Foster Avenue and turn left onto Foster. The complex is approximately 1/2 mile on the right.

"TPS Complex" is spelled out on the north brick entranceway (next to the Department of Safety).

Immediately after you drive through the entranceway, you will come to a guardhouse. Continue past the guardhouse and follow the road to the right as indicated by signs leading to building 1216 and the Cole quadrangle. The offices are located in the Cole quadrangle at the back of the complex, behind the large white warehouse.