Essential Nashville

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Kayla is a museum director and tour creator. Completing a BA in History and a BA in Art History, Kayla continued on to obtain her MA in Applied and Public…Read More Bio »



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Music, nightlife, history, and intrigue – what city could offer more than Nashville? From humble beginnings in a cave on the river to a historic fort, from occupation during the Civil War to a trading hub, before finally settling into its title of music capital of the world, Nashville offers history and excitement to just about every kind of person.

French Fur Traders used the area now known as Nashville as early as the 1680s, but it wasn’t until the founding of Fort Nashborough that the area started settling in earnest. From then on, Nashville has enjoyed steady population and economic growth, and today is one of the fastest-growing economies in the United States. Families, young professionals, aspiring musicians, and people from all walks of life call Nashville home today.

A walk through Nashville is a walk through history, where the bustling streets and music-filled bars offer up beautiful sights, sounds and smells, as we’ll discover on our tour! From museums to churches, well-known establishments to holes in the wall, halls of fame to modern art halls, Nashville is a city unto itself.

Avoid the Crowds

Allows you to explore without having to be shoulder-to-shoulder in a large tour group

Expert-created Tour

Written by a museum director with an MA in Applied and Public History

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Easy-to-follow GPS directions to get you from one point to the next on your tour

Highlights include:

Wild Horse Saloon, Printers Alley, and Country Music Hall of Fame

Remote Tour Included

As with all our tours, a remote tour is included that can be enjoyed from home



  1. Riverfront - We'll learn about the history of Nashville’s founding, and get a great view of the sights that make the Cumberland River unique in the city.
  2. George Jones Museum - The second stop of the tour will feature two great downtown must-sees, including a saloon and a museum.
  3. AT&T Building - This is one of the most iconic buildings in Nashville, and sits on Commerce Street where you’ll find the bustling center of Nashville’s business.
  4. Printers Alley - This is now the center of Nashville’s nightlife, but was once was the home of the two largest newspapers in Tennessee.
  5. Downtown Presbyterian Church - An absolute must-see stop for one of the strangest designed churches in the city- an Egyptian Revival Style Presbyterian church.
  6. Ryman Auditorium - This is where Nashville’s cultural and musical histories collide, right inside this historic auditorium.
  7. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge - Stand here on Broadway and experience not one, not two, but three of the most musically important buildings in downtown Nashville.
  8. Country Music Hall of Fame - From Bridgestone Arena, the Walk of Fame, a famous print shop, and the Country Music Hall of Fame, this is a jam-packed point on our tour.
  9. Nashville Symphony- If you listen closely, you may be able to hear the symphony practicing in the hall, and the architecture is not to miss.
  10. Johnny Cash Museum - The Man in Black’s downtown Nashville museum, and across the street, some tasty treats.

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