Antique Archaeology, Nashville

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Located in an old car factory, Antique Archaeology sells repurposed items. Antiques and collectibles are carefully "picked" by owner Mike Wolfe, who stars on the History Channel's TV show "American Pickers." Wolfe travels the country to find old, unwanted products, haggles with everyday folk for a decent price, and then brings the finds to this site, where he and the staff restore them for resale. The small store is often crowded with fans of the show and of his work; you can visit the shop to see some of the items purchased on TV. Fans of the show can pick up t-shirts and various other paraphernalia here as well. Use our Nashville trip planner to visit Antique Archaeology on your trip to Nashville, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • As American Picker TV fans, we had to visit their Nashville location. Located in an old automobile manufacturing building, it is very unique. We browsed their mixture of interesting high priced...  more »
  • Like most antique stores you need to really want it to pay the price. the rest of the building was interesting and worth the walk.  more »
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  • Just moved to the area and had to visit the shop! We went last year to the Iowa one and liked, not loved it, but i personally really enjoyed this one. We went on a busy Saturday, good amount of people, and tour buses coming and going, but it was still enjoyable. The store is mostly Merchandise, but there are plenty of antiques layered around as well. Prices are hit or miss. I ended up getting a nice glass chalice mug with some decals on it, $14.99, and 3 shop rags that say Antique Archaeology on it, $7.99, and i think those were good prices, but others, $28 for a candle, is too much. I just see some people calling it a tourist trap, and i don't agree with that whatsoever. Now the biggest suprise about this visit was the building, i had no idea it was connected to a bunch of other little shops right next door, inside of the old factory. We had a great lunch at the Deli next door, and went into the distillery and a few other shops.
  • I would like to start by saying my family and I are big fans of the American Pickers show. When we decided that we were taking a long weekend (350 mile trip) to Nashville the one and only place that our 9 year old wanted to go was Antique Archeology. It is located in a pleasant place in town and is easy to get to. But we were heavily disappointed in the pricing of the AA souvenirs. With a family of 5 it just wasn’t feasible to purchase a decent souvenir from the store for each of us. A $25 coffee cup is beyond excessive and was completely disappointing. Desperate to have something that was from Antique Archeology my 9 year old wanted to settle for a small trinket that had a whopping tag of $5. But sadly we had to use it as a financial learning experience on where not to waste and when to look for value. Completely disappointed. Completely.

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