Nashville History Tour

Nashville History Tour

$20 per person

The Nashville History Tour will start on the south facing stairs of the Legislative Plaza. The tour will last about two hours. In total the guest should expect to walk about 2 miles going downhill and one steep incline toward the end of the tour….

The Nashville History Tour will start on the south facing stairs of the Legislative Plaza. The tour will last about two hours. In total the guest should expect to walk about 2 miles going downhill and one steep incline toward the end of the tour. The tour will conclude near or on the pedestrian bridge, which is about a city block away from Broadway.



120 Minutes
Meeting Location
We will meet on the south facing stairs of the Legislative Plaza. Right across the street from the Sheraton Hotel.
War Memorial
The War Memorial Plaza / Auditorium was built as a memorial to remember the soldiers that were lost during World War One. 3,400 soldiers from the state of Tennessee gave their lives during the war, and their names are engraved on the west and north walls of the building. This was the fourth home of the Grand Ole Opry Radio show before it moved to the Ryman Auditorium. On the south side of the building there is a Military Branch Museum. The building today is currently used as a Tennessee Government office and an event space.
Tennessee State Capitol
The Tennessee State Capitol is one of the oldest standing state capitol buildings in the United States. Construction started in the mid 1840’s and finished in 1859. It is currently used by the Tennessee State Government. The State Capitol is where the Tennessee State Governor office is. Tennessee’s current Governor is Bill Lee. He is the 50th Governor of the State of Tennessee and was sworn into office during the 2018 election.
Tennessee Performing Arts Center, is where Broadway shows come to perform in the city of Nashville. TPAC was founded in 1980 and has been at this location since the mid 2000’s. There are currently three different residences at TPAC. The residences include the Nashville Ballot, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre.
The Hermitage Hotel
The Hermitage Hotel is one of the only five star hotels within the state of Nashville. It’s one of the oldest functioning hotels within the state of Tennessee. The Hermitage is also known for having one of the most beautiful lobbies within the city of Nashville.
The Arcade
The Arcade was built in 1902 and opened for public use in 1903. It was one of the first covered shopping areas in the United States and the first one in Nashville. The design of the Arcade is based on different outdoor Italian shopping markets. Now there are over 23 local restaurants inside of The Arcade. The Arcade is the home of the First Saturday Art Crawl that happens every month on the first Saturday.
Printers Alley
Printers Alley is one of the most historical alley ways in the city of Nashville. By the turn of the twentieth century it was the hub of printing within the city. After working hours it become a popular spot to hang out and experience the bars and nightclubs in downtown Nashville. At one point in history there were three different headquarters near Printers Alley that distributed printed material.
Fort Nashborough
This is the third replica of what the historic Fort Nashborough would have looked like. Fort Nashborough is where the city of Nashville was founded by two North Carolina explorers.
The District
The District is historically known for the warehouses that held all of the produce and goods from the Cumberland River. Today most of the buildings within The District are on the National Registry of Historic Buildings and are used as honky tonks or event spaces.
The Cumberland River
The Cumberland River is part of the reason that Nashville is where it is. The Cumberland River had a huge economic impact on the city of Nashville. The river was used for transporting goods all throughout the country.
Nissan Stadium
Nissan Stadium is known as the home of the Tennessee Titans. Nissan Stadium holds nearly 70,000 people and many other events throughout the year like the CMA Fest.
Broadway is the one of the main reasons people from around the world visit Nashville. It has over 30 bars, with most of the having live music from the moment they open to the time they close. The most famous bar on Broadway is Tootsies.
Ryman Auditorium
The Ryman is one of the most significant music venues in the world, its also considered too have some of the best acoustics in America. 2019 had nearly 300 live events happen at the Ryman. 2019 was also the first time a hip hop show happened at the Ryman.
Fifth and Broadway
Fifth and Broadway is one of the largest mixed use developments in the downtown core of Nashville. It will have the African American Music History Museum, a flagship Apple store and numerous restaurants, like Hattie B’s and so much more.
Bridgestone Arena
Bridgestone Arena is the home of the Nashville Predators. This is also one of the most used venues in the city of Nashville. It’s been in the top five most used arenas in the country for a few years.
Country Music Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall of Fame houses the largest collection of Country Music in the world. It has different exhibits that teach you about the history of Country Music. The Country Music Hall of Fame also operates the historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print.
Walk of Fame Park
Walk of Fame Park is located in downtown Nashville across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame. It has names of different legendary figures in the music industry like Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley and so many more. It’s like the handprints in Los Angeles but for music.
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the United States of this particular type of architecture. It spans nearly a mile long and it connects east Nashville to Downtown Nashville.


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