History & heritage tours

Slavery to Freedom walking tour

Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Experience Nashville through a historical lens
  • Visit locations significant in the city's history of slaves and the slave trade
  • Walk along the most visited street in Nashville and visit the Fort Nashborough outdoor museum
What to expect

In this one-hour walking tour you will discover a truly new side of Nashville; from those whose footsteps your are walking in, to the legacies they left behind, you will learn about the lives of slaves in this fascinating city. Start at the beginning of the slave trade, where Nashville was to become the second-largest slave port in Tennessee, with the majority of black people arriving via the transatlantic slave trade.

You'll visit the most famous street in Nashville, Lower Broadway and stroll past Riverfront Park, learning about black history and the lives of slaves who lived and worked here. You'll even take a trip back in time to Fort Nashborough, a replica of the original 1700s Nashville settlement.

Next you'll head to Public Square, where an enslaved man owned his own tavern and took to entertaining the city's elite. This tour allows you to really get to grips with this incredible city, steeped in history, whilst acknowledging the slave trade which has shaped Nashville throughout history. In stepping off the beaten track you are also supporting local inclusion efforts by raising awareness about stories of diversity in Nashville.

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What's included
  • Live guide
What's not included
  • Optional grautities
  • Pick-up and drop-off

501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Meeting point:

This tour departs from The Nashville Visitors Center on 501 Broadway.

What to remember
  • Tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance
  • Tour will continue rain or shine
  • Tour length is flexible depending on walking speed, questions, and any other factors
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  • This tour takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from February to October
  • The tour departs at 9.00am and lasts approximately an hour
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 30 days before the activity begins.

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