Old Town Trolley Tours of Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- Discover the city: Stay aboard for the full 12-mile loop around town to see over 100 points of interest, with colorful narration that ties it all together. Get a great, wide-ranging intro to Nashville in less than two hours.
- Hop on and off all day: The 15 well-placed stops give you easy access to the city's top draws. Jump off wherever your interests lead you, then simply hop on the next trolley to continue exploring; they roll by each stop every 20 minutes or so.
- Unique Nashville sights: Enjoy Broadway, Music Row, Centennial and Bicentennial parks, Ryman Auditorium, Farmer's Market, Marathon Motor Works, Union Station, The Gulch, Belmont, 12 South, Vanderbilt U, Musician's Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash Museum, the Parthenon, and a bunch more we can't even fit in here.
- Old Town Trolley Day Tour: operates daily every 20 - 30 minutes. November 27 – February 26: 9:00 – 4:00 (last re-board at stop 1). February 27 – November 25: 9:00 – 5:00 (last re-board at stop 1). Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
About This Nashville Tour
There's a reason why TV's Nashville has so many dedicated fans. The series captures Music City's backstage story perfectly – heartache, honky-tonks, and all.
But real-life Nashville is more than a "country" story – it's America's "it" city, according to the New York Times. (And U.S. News & World Report, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and others who oughta know.)
Like that dream-driven unknown who hits the stage fresh off a bus from nowhere and captures the world's attention from song one, this town's been discovered. And with the help of the Old Town Trolley, you're set to discover Nashville for yourself.
No matter what your passions, chances are you can indulge them here. Music, history, music history, art, architecture, trending food (BBQ!), funk, fashion, booze, sinfully Southern sweets like Marie McGhee's Bumble Bees or Salted Caramel Gooey Butter Bars. Check, check, check, and check.
Hit the mega-destinations like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum –where you can ogle Elvis' Cadillac and a 40-foot guitar – or historic Ryman Auditorium, built by an evangelistic riverboat captain in 1892 and beloved as the "Mother Church" of country.
Or dive into smaller venues that celebrate your personal idols. Like, say, the Johnny Cash Museum, Patsy Cline Museum, and George Jones Museum – all within a few-block radius.
There's a riverfront to check out, a perfect replica of Greece's Parthenon in a park, a modern skyline anchored by a twin-spired 'scraper nicknamed "The Batman Building." Way-cool vintage guitar and clothing boutiques, recycled boot and record shops, a place that sells artisanal jeans from a converted gas station, and that ultimate shrine to architectural relics, "Antique Archaeology "– home base of the American Pickers crew.
No wonder so many "it" celebs are now locals around here. This town is a straight up blast.
All the news that's unfit to print
Long before Nashville made its name in music, it had already made a huge name for itself in printing. From the 1800s, a short downtown backstreet known as Printers' Alley was home to dozens of trade printers and publishers. It was also home to a rogue's gallery of saloons, gambling halls, and brothels (like the infamous Climax Saloon). Cleaned up considerably over the decades, it remains an enduringly popular after-hours playground – brimming with eateries, bars, and naughty Victorian character. Don't bring the kids.
Please make your way to the Trolley Booth located at 201 Broadway (nearest intersection 2nd Ave. and Broadway).
You can Hop On and Hop Off during the day as you please and walking is at your discretion. One loop, without hopping on and off, is approximately 1.75 hours. Trolleys run every 20-30 minutes.
Entrance fees are not included, unless stated otherwise.
Walking is at your personal discretion, and you do have to step on and off the trolley.
Bus Tour, Family Friendly, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children ages 3 years and younger participate free of charge.
Trolleys run every 20-30 minutes. Hours of operation: November 27 – February 26: 9:00 – 4:00pm; February 27 – November 25: 9:00 – 5:00pm. Black-out Dates: Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.
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