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Nashville: Slavery to Freedom Walking Tour

Product ID: 320128
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See Nashville like you’ve never seen it before. Join a one-hour city walking tour and hear fascinating stories about where slaves lived, who they were, and the work that they did.
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Duration: 1 hour
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Experience Nashville through a historical lens
  • Visit locations significant in the city's history of slaves and slave trade
  • Walk along the most visited street in Nashville and visit the Fort Nashborough outdoor museum
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Join in on a Nashville walking tour and hear fascinating stories about where slaves lived, who they were, and the work that they did. As Nashville grew, the city became the second-largest slave port in Tennessee with the majority of black people arriving via the transatlantic slave trade.

First, you will learn about black history on Lower Broadway, the most visited street in Nashville. Then, take a scenic walk alongside the peaceful Riverfront Park, where slaves traveled via the Cumberland River into a life of bondage and later freedom. Visit Fort Nashborough, an outdoor museum, and replica of the original Nashville settlement of the 1700s.

Enter the Public Square, where an enslaved man owned his own tavern and entertained Nashville’s elite. In one hour, you’ll experience a side of the Music City that has, until recently, remained hidden. By taking this tour, you are supporting local inclusion efforts by raising awareness about stories of diversity in Nashville. Book now to secure your spot. Tickets tend to sell out during high season.
  • Live guide
  • Entry fees (if applicable)

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Meeting point

Meet outside by the front door of the Nashville Visitor Center. You may park in any public lots or garages nearby.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance
• Tour operates in all weather
• Tour length is flexible depending on walking speed, questions, and any other factors
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United Street Tours - Nashville

Product ID: 320128