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Downtown Nashville Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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
Unlimited recommendations on where to go, what to do, and how to make your vacation your most memorable
Gratuities

Departure Point

501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Meets at Bridgestone Arena marquee (address 501 Broadway, southwest corner of 5th & Broadway). Stand right by that electronic sign.

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
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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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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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

Reviews

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star-5
Captivating and enjoyable.
Nancy_E
, Oct 2021
Ryan was full of stories and information. I felt that I got a great intro to the history of Nashville.
star-5
Ryan was a very...
Kelly_M
, Oct 2021
Ryan was a very informative guide. Really enjoyed our experience and saw new things and learned new information.
star-5
Fun tour, great stories,...
Kristi_H
, Oct 2021
Fun tour, great stories, lots of history, special entry to a few places. We recommend this tour, Ryan was terrific.
star-5
Fun Nashville walking tour with Ryan
Gretchen_H
, Oct 2021
Ryan was great. Nice guy and entertaining. Very knowledgeable. We always like a walking tour, as we would miss interesting places. Printers Alley and the Arcade are very cool places. Thanks Ryan for a fun time!!!
star-5
Great overall!
Brianna_J
, Oct 2021
Ryan was an amazing tour guide! He is very knowledgeable about Nashville and was very engaging with the guests as we went. Wonderful experience!
star-5
Informative and entertaining
Julie_D
, Oct 2021
Ryan was informative and entertaining. However, he talked non-stop and did not give anyone a chance to ask a question or make a comment.
star-5
Ryan is the Best Your Guide!
Jeff_G
, Oct 2021
Ryan made the tour an amazing experience - entertaining and informational!! Really gave a great story of the city.
star-5
Fun
Verne_L
, Oct 2021
Ryan was very good and funny. Really new his stuff on Nashville history and music. Highly recommend for getting to know the city
star-5
Fun, engaging, and informative
Sherill_C
, Oct 2021
Ryan led a fun, engaging tour! We leaned lots of history about Nashville as well as interesting trivia. Be prepared to engage in spontaneous group singing. Sometimes wish he had slowed down a bit.
star-5
Great Nashville Walking Tour!
JeffandKaren_H
, Oct 2021
Ryan was a very entertaining guide with a lot of knowledge about Nashville. We covered a lot of ground in the two hours, but it was a comfortable pace for the group. Entertaining and interesting tour!

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