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Downtown Nashville Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Explore Nashville’s honky-tonk history and most colorful characters on a walking tour of downtown with a storytelling guide. Find the city’s landmarks, from a pre-Prohibition saloon to the place where Andrew Jackson fought historic duels, and see the streets where musical legends were made.
  • Downtown Nashville walking tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Family friendly

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get a thorough introduction to Nashville in under two hours and receive lots of local food and music tips too.
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2-Hour Live Walking Tour of Nashville
Professional & Entertaining Guide
Excellent overview of Nashville for first-time visitors
Magnificent storytelling
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Departure Point

501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to downtown Nashville, where you’ll meet a local guide and set out on a route through the city’s most famous and infamous places. Trace a route from 5th and Broadway to the oldest home in the city of Nashville, then see Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry.

Pass Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge—this country honky-tonk is among Nashvilles most notorious—then walk down Market Street to the Riverfront Park, once home to a booming river trade. Take in views of the Tennessee Titans stadium, the Cumberland River, and the original site of Fort Nashborough.

Continue to Nashville Public Square to hear stories about Andrew Jackson’s many duels. Dive into Printers Alley and the Men’s Quarter to see Nashville’s seedy, fun side: this is where Johnny Cash drank at Skull’s Rainbow Room, and where Little Richard and Hendrix practiced the blues before they were famous.

Turn up Cherry Street to pay your respects to Chet Atkins’ statue, then stop by the Tennessee State Capitol building and the Downtown Presbyterian Church before winding up your tour back in central Nashville.
Itinerary
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We start at ground zero of the Nashville Honky Tonk Universe!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ryman Auditorium
The very reason we are called Music City. Welcome to the Mother Church of Country Music.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tootsies Orchid Lounge
The World's Most Famous Honky-tonk!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Ernest Tubb Record Shop
The indubitable stepping stone to getting on the Opry. Ever see "Coal Miner's Daughter?" Now you'll see where it was filmed.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Johnny Cash Museum
The one and only Man in Black.
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Goo Goo Shop
Peanuts, Carmel, Chocolate, and the first combination candy bar ever sold in the United States.
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The George Jones
Possum, No Show, whatever you call him...he was a legend.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Fort Nashborough
For 8,000 years the Cherokee lived undisturbed until... See one of the first Anglo settlements west of the Appalachians.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Printer's Alley
World Famous Printer's Alley. Haunt, hangout, and den of depravity, Printers Alley hosted from Hendrix to Cash, from McGraw to McCartney - the world famous made this alley world famous.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Skull's Rainbow Room
Andy Griffith, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Buck Owens, Tim McGraw. If we told you every story we knew about this place, we'd never leave!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Downtown Nashville
Welcome to Woolworth on Fifth! The Art District of Nashville was once ground zero for the Civil Rights Sit-ins of the 1960s, and we do our best to help you (re)live the pain, struggle and ultimate triumph of the Nashville Freedom Riders, who refused to kowtow to the unjust laws of the Jim Crow South.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tennessee State Capitol
The Tennessee State Capitol.
Stop At:  
Downtown Presbyterian Church
One of the only examples of Egyptian Revival architecture you will see in the United States, in a church! A gem in the heart of the city.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ryman Auditorium
Back to where it all began. The Soul of Nashville. The Mother Church! And it's seedy underbelly...Tootsie's...all rolled into one. A tour for both sinners and saints, a tour for all of us.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tours must have 6 people or subject to reschedule or cancellation with refund
  • Please include a CELL PHONE number for text messages regarding changes, including rain, or rescheduling
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Really Entertaining Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Downtown Nashville Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I recommend the tour first chance when you arrive to learn about the town and then go back to the places later in the trip to visit." See review
  • "This is a short and very informative walking tour of downtown Nashille if you don't have a lot of time," See review
  • "This tour is an excellent way to get a good feel for downtown Nashville and, in particular, its musical roots." See review

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Must do when visiting Nashville
Sharon_K
, Jul 2021
Learned so much from Ryan--this is going on my list for must things to do when we have out of town guests.
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Great tour guide
Traci_M
, Jul 2021
Thank you Ryan for an informative memorable experience! It was a great tour with lots of entertainment and enthusiasm! He was hilarious! We definitely recommend this tour. The May Family- from Idaho
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First time visitors explore Nashville
Elizabeth_C
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Ryan, was energetic, funny and knowledgeable. This tour is a great way to start a first visit to Nashville.
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Disappointing!
Kathleen_P
, Jul 2021
We were there waiting for tour guide. He called to tell us he would be half hour late due to traffic - I don't know how he knew arrival time since he was still stuck in traffic at the time of his call - no alternative route available. Since we had another reservation, we had to cancel. We are getting refund but what about parking cost?? I just hope now refund will be received in timely manner!
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Music City With The Best Guide
Judie_B
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide Ryan, or Ryn as he's known to his friends, is a tribute to guiding a group of visitors around and about downtown Nashville. His stories and jokes are lots of fun; his welcoming personality is amazing; and he can even get you to sing on a corner with him. I sung - I frightened people - and he took over- thank goodness! Seriously though, I would strongly encourage people to take the tour when you arrive in Nashville as it has history, fun-facts, and honest recommendations for places to visit depending on your tastes and interests.
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Entertaining and Informative!
Christine_B
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was both entertaining and informative! This tour combined the history of Nashville with information about the growth of the music industry in Nashville.
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Great tour guide
Sue_V
, Jul 2021
Best walking tour guide we’ve ever had! Ryan was very entertaining and full of fun Nashville knowledge. You won’t be disappointed taking this tour with him!
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Great tour
Hannah
, Jul 2021
Ryan did a great job showing us Nashville. He was very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions. He gave great recommendations for food, bars, and other sites to see.
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Great tour
Rich_B
, Jul 2021
Wow! Ryan was an incredible tour guide. His energy, humor, and knowledge really made this one of the best walking tours I have been on
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Amazing
Nancy_S
, Jul 2021
All of it. Ryan had history on every stop. The part that went through the alley was really interesting
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