National Museum of African American Music

National Museum of African American Music

National Museum of African American Music: Our most recommended tours and activities

Nashville: Music City Nighttime Trolley Tour

Nashville: Music City Nighttime Trolley Tour

Ride through Nashville at night in a stadium-seating trolley and learn fascinating facts about the city's musical history from your performer guide. Enjoy musical excerpts as you sing along to classic tunes as you explore. Discover insider stories and intriguing facts about Nashville’s music heritage. Learn about the city’s current music scene as well as the people, places, and events that gave Nashville its reputation as Music City. Admire the views and points of interest including the many recording studios on Music Row, the Ryman Auditorium, the Parthenon, the honkey tonk bars on Broadway, the Musicians Hall of Fame, and the Tennessee State Capitol Listen to the history of the city’s rhythm and blues heritage, its honky-tonks, and its famous music venues. Discover the people who contributed to Nashville’s iconic music scene while taking in the stunning sights of this vibrant city.

Downtown Nashville Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Downtown Nashville Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: This 1.5+ miles-long tour covers the essentials of Nashville in 1-2 hours. Once downloaded, your tour of Nashville begins at the Cumberland Riverfront near 105 1st Ave South. From there, you’ll stroll down 1st Ave and hear all about Johnny Cash, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and how one school’s desperate bid to secure funding started Nashville on the journey to becoming Music City. Then you’ll head into Walk of Fame Park, adorned with Hollywood-style plaques dedicated to the biggest-ever names in country music. After that, where else but the Country Music Hall of Fame! Here, you’ll also get a glimpse into one of the most recognizable names celebrated within that hallowed hall. Next, pass the arena that’s seen everyone from Elton John to Metallica. Your route brings you next to the ever-changing Legends Corner Mural as you hear what an insurance company has to do with Nashville’s country music history. Following that is the historic Ryman Auditorium, once the home to the famous Grand Ole Opry. Then, find out just what people mean when they talk about the “Nashville sound” and the unique system of writing music that makes this city’s live performances really stand out from the rest. Up next is Printer’s Alley, chock full of fascinating Prohibition and country music history. On your way to the famous Wildhorse Saloon, you’ll get a look at the shadier side of the music industry and untangle the country music controversy around superstar Taylor Swift. Finally, you’ll reach the bustling Honky Tonk Highway, where your tour will conclude.

Nashville: Access Pass to Top Attractions

Nashville: Access Pass to Top Attractions

The Nashville Explorer Pass offers you a selection of over 10 must-see attractions, landmarks, and tours for one discounted pre-paid price. Save up to 10% compared to regular admission, have everything arranged in advance, and get exclusive extras. Your pass features special perks including pre-paid admissions and moonshine tastings while helping you make the most of your Nashville trip and save even more along the way. Plus, there's no need to decide what you’ll do or see in advance, and you can take up to one year after purchasing the pass to make your first visit. Choose between a Circle Pass, Music Pass, or Fun Pass: Circle Pass This pass includes access to Nashville’s Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum with choice of Historic Studio B or Hatch Show Print Tour, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, Ryman Auditorium, choice of Cline or Cash Museum and Ole Smoky Nashville Moonshine tasting. Music Pass This pass includes access to Nashville’s Nashville's Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, National Museum of African America Music, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, choice of RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print Studio (w/ Hatch Souvenir Poster), Choice of Cash or Cline Museum and Moonshine tasting. Fun Pass This pass includes access to Nashville's Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Choice of Cash or Cline Museum, choice of RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print Studio (w/Hatch Souvenir Poster) and Moonshine tasting.

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National Museum of African American Music: Our most recommended tours and activities

Nashville: Music City Nighttime Trolley Tour

Nashville: Music City Nighttime Trolley Tour

Ride through Nashville at night in a stadium-seating trolley and learn fascinating facts about the city's musical history from your performer guide. Enjoy musical excerpts as you sing along to classic tunes as you explore. Discover insider stories and intriguing facts about Nashville’s music heritage. Learn about the city’s current music scene as well as the people, places, and events that gave Nashville its reputation as Music City. Admire the views and points of interest including the many recording studios on Music Row, the Ryman Auditorium, the Parthenon, the honkey tonk bars on Broadway, the Musicians Hall of Fame, and the Tennessee State Capitol Listen to the history of the city’s rhythm and blues heritage, its honky-tonks, and its famous music venues. Discover the people who contributed to Nashville’s iconic music scene while taking in the stunning sights of this vibrant city.

Downtown Nashville Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Downtown Nashville Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: This 1.5+ miles-long tour covers the essentials of Nashville in 1-2 hours. Once downloaded, your tour of Nashville begins at the Cumberland Riverfront near 105 1st Ave South. From there, you’ll stroll down 1st Ave and hear all about Johnny Cash, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and how one school’s desperate bid to secure funding started Nashville on the journey to becoming Music City. Then you’ll head into Walk of Fame Park, adorned with Hollywood-style plaques dedicated to the biggest-ever names in country music. After that, where else but the Country Music Hall of Fame! Here, you’ll also get a glimpse into one of the most recognizable names celebrated within that hallowed hall. Next, pass the arena that’s seen everyone from Elton John to Metallica. Your route brings you next to the ever-changing Legends Corner Mural as you hear what an insurance company has to do with Nashville’s country music history. Following that is the historic Ryman Auditorium, once the home to the famous Grand Ole Opry. Then, find out just what people mean when they talk about the “Nashville sound” and the unique system of writing music that makes this city’s live performances really stand out from the rest. Up next is Printer’s Alley, chock full of fascinating Prohibition and country music history. On your way to the famous Wildhorse Saloon, you’ll get a look at the shadier side of the music industry and untangle the country music controversy around superstar Taylor Swift. Finally, you’ll reach the bustling Honky Tonk Highway, where your tour will conclude.

Nashville: Access Pass to Top Attractions

Nashville: Access Pass to Top Attractions

The Nashville Explorer Pass offers you a selection of over 10 must-see attractions, landmarks, and tours for one discounted pre-paid price. Save up to 10% compared to regular admission, have everything arranged in advance, and get exclusive extras. Your pass features special perks including pre-paid admissions and moonshine tastings while helping you make the most of your Nashville trip and save even more along the way. Plus, there's no need to decide what you’ll do or see in advance, and you can take up to one year after purchasing the pass to make your first visit. Choose between a Circle Pass, Music Pass, or Fun Pass: Circle Pass This pass includes access to Nashville’s Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum with choice of Historic Studio B or Hatch Show Print Tour, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, Ryman Auditorium, choice of Cline or Cash Museum and Ole Smoky Nashville Moonshine tasting. Music Pass This pass includes access to Nashville’s Nashville's Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, National Museum of African America Music, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, choice of RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print Studio (w/ Hatch Souvenir Poster), Choice of Cash or Cline Museum and Moonshine tasting. Fun Pass This pass includes access to Nashville's Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Choice of Cash or Cline Museum, choice of RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print Studio (w/Hatch Souvenir Poster) and Moonshine tasting.

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This tour is a really fun way to see some of the lesser known areas of Nashville. The tour guide, Janice, was informative and fun. She had great advice about what places to go and things to do. I was on my own for the day and the tour was the perfect solo excursion.

I took the tour at the last moment of my trip, and I had so much fun. We all sang, laughed, reminisced about the singers and songwriters that have passed on, and those still with us! Great time

This tour was very entertaining. Driver and narrator were fun and had terrific knowledge of the area on the tour. Would highly recommend to enjoy a Tennessee evening.

Bert and Adrian were fantastic! Bert was knowledgeable, entertaining and an exceptional musician! Would definitely recommend to music lovers!

Lots of fun, great way to start our Nashville trip!