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Civil Rights walking Tour of Nashville


$99 USD


2-hours (approx.)

Meeting Point

Nashville Visitors Center

Dropoff Point


Tour overview

Civil Rights Walking Tour of Nashville, a fascinating journey through the rich history of the Civil Rights Movement right here in the heart of Music City! This Nashville walking tour will take you on a captivating exploration of the city’s pivotal role in the pursuit for equality and inclusion.

What to expect

Your tour begins at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on Broadway, a renowned museum that commemorate college athletes from the historic Tennessee State University who also played a significant part in advancing civil rights education. Legends such as Wilma Rudolph and Ed Temple.

Walking Tour Downtown Nashville

As you stroll through the beautiful downtown district, you’ll learn about the courageous students who participated in sit-ins, protests, and other nonviolent demonstrations, igniting a powerful wave of change during the 1960s and present-day.

Continuing your Nashville walking tour, you’ll make your way to the iconic National Museum of African American Music, located in the a bustling hub for African American businesses, entertainment, and culture.

In the same building, you’ll learn the story of two famous Black-owned restaurants with amazing food called Princes Hot Chicken and Slim & Huskies.

Walking Nashville

Next, you’ll visit the Civil Rights Room, serving as Nashville’s Civil Rights Museum at the Nashville Public Library, a captivating space dedicated to preserving the stories, documents, and artifacts of the movement. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in interactive exhibits, personal testimonies, and captivating displays.

No Nashville, TN walking tour would be complete without a visit to the famous Woolworth on 5th, a historic site where courageous activists staged sit-ins to protest segregation. At this landmark, you’ll walk in the footsteps of local heroes and envision the bravery and determination of those who fought for justice in this very place.

Your Nashville walking tour will continue down, Rep. John Lewis Way, this vibrant street became a thriving center for civil rights activism, as it witnessed the emergence of influential leaders and organizations fighting for equality and integration.

Live Nashville Walking Tour

You’ll conclude walking Nashville with reflection and discussion as you pay tribute to his extraordinary legacy and the ongoing pursuit of equality.

Join us on this enlightening journey through Nashville’s Civil Rights history and discover the stories of those who challenged the status quo, pursued freedom, and paved the way for a more just society.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this immersive Nashville walking tour that celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. Book your spot today and prepare to be inspire

Fineprint Information

  • This Nashville tour will proceed rain or shine.
  • Walking tour stops are subject to potential modifications without prior notification, ensuring the highest quality and relevance of the tour content.
  • Children under the age of 4 can join the tour free of charge. Please note that a maximum of two children per adult is allowed to maintain a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
  • Cancellation insurance is required to amend bookings.

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