Approximately 2 hours/$175 per group (any size)
Meet Jim at the historic Union Station Hotel, built in 1900. Proceed down Broadway toward the Honky Tonk District and soak in the story of the Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music.
Hear Civil War stories at Downtown Presbyterian Church which served as a hospital for Union soldiers. Then walk two blocks to learn how the Woolworth’s on Fifth played a key role in the Civil Right Movement.
“Pick” up some more music history at the statue of guitar great Chet Atkins and visit St. Mary’s Catholic Church, built in 1845, the oldest extant church in the city. Walk across to the Muncipal Auditorium and the Musicians Hall of Fame & Mueseum, a must for anyone who loves album liner notes.
Next stop is the majestic State Capitol, built in 1859, where you’ll learn about its construction, the various monuments on the grounds and Tennessee’s three U.S. Presidents.
A stroll down First Avenue introduces the region’s first inhabitants, the city’s origins as Fort Nashborough and the role the Cumberland River played in Nashville’s growth.
The tour ends on Lower Broadway, home to more than 20 honky tonks and music venues.
Ask him anything! We were delighted with our tour and with the great company Mr. Jim provides.
–Amanda H./Portland, Oregon