Historic Tours

Historic Nashville, Inc. Tours We regularly offer historic and behind the scenes tours for our members and the public. Check our News & Events pages for an up-to-date listing of available tours.

Civil Rights Tour This walking and driving tour provides the locations and history of places that played a key role in Nashville’s Civil Rights Movement. These places included churches, schools, universities, commercial buildings, recreational facilities and other types of properties. The identification of these places provides a direct physical connection to the past and helps people understand how local civil rights activists worked to promote a free and just society in Nashville.

Songbird Tours Part tour bus and part intimate music club, SongBird brings you the stars and stories behind Music City’s famous (and not-so-famous) landmarks, plus special one-night-only performances by Nashville’s best songwriters, live on our on-board stage. In a nutshell, it’s like The Bluebird Cafe* on wheels. SongBird Tours was founded in 2017 by Patsy Bruce and her son Trey Bruce, both acclaimed songwriters in their own right. The duo wanted to give visitors and locals alike a “songwriter’s-eye view” of Music City, highlighting the art form itself as well as the sites and stops where music history is made. Tours are given daily.

Let’s Go Travelin’ Music Row Walking Tours Walk in the footsteps of the stars and discover the stories of Music Row’s past and present. Elvis, Dolly, Carrie, Garth, Taylor, Luke they all either have or are currently recording here. Over 20 recording industry sites and the stories to go with them. Individual volume control listening devices for each person. It’s History, It’s Music, It’s Recording Studios…There is no place like Music Row anywhere and there is no other walking tour like this one. A portion of your ticket purchase supports the preservation on this historic music district. Day tours are given Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10am & 1pm and evening tours are given Mondays & Thursdays at 6pm.

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