Nashville, Tennessee’s Family-Friendly Historical Attractions
Instead of staying at home this summer, expand your mind by taking in Nashville, Tennessee’s historical attractions. With an assortment of guided tours through some of Nashville’s major historical sites, you can make this a summer to remember with fun, family-friendly, and educational experiences.
Start your vacation in Nashville with the Belle Meade Plantation Tour. This unique tour allows you, through the aid of a knowledgeable tour guide dressed to match the 19th Century theme, to visit the antebellum mansion. Other notable stops on your trip will inclue a Durham Station log cabiin from the 1790s, a carriage house and stables from the 1890s, and several additional historical outbuildings. Complete with demonstrations, exhibits, and displays of rare antiques, you won’t regret visiting this one-of-a-kind site.
Country music fans relate the Ryman Auditorium as the home of Nashville’s biggest attraction, the Grand Ole Opry. However, music fans and history buffs in general will find plenty to enjoy with the Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Tour. In addition to seeing the legendary halls and stage the auditorium presents, you will also take in a short film about the history of Ryman Auditorium tracing back to its more humble beginnings. Various exhibits featuring some of the sites most notable items, such as articles of clothing from some of the Opry’s performers. You can find additional enjoyment with the Backstage Guided Tour of the Ryman Auditorium, which takes you through some of the dressing rooms and other backstage areas.
Part museum and part home, the Hermitage Mansion Guided Tour takes you through the estate of President Andrew Jackson in Nashville. You will take a tour through the mansion itself, in addition to several outbuildings and his log farmhouse. And finally, you will gain better insight into the man behind the politcal mask by viewing the garden he and his wife kept as well as the stables he kept for his horses.
Don’t waste away your summer. Start planning now and feed your brain with the terrific historical tours that Nashville has to offer!