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.