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Nashville: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

1. Nashville: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Explore the riveting history of one of the most significant developments in 20th-century American music at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. After entering through the ornate Hall of Fame rotunda, styled after musical notations and the black keys of a piano, head into the museum’s core exhibition, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. Immerse yourself in the history and sounds of country music, its origins and traditions, and the stories and voices of many of its honored architects. Explore an array of photographs, artifacts, text panels, recordings, and archival footage as you move through the museum’s collection. Don’t miss limited-engagement exhibitions, chronicling the thrilling period of country music in the 1970’s, or technologically-enhanced exhibitions focusing on contemporary trends in the genre. Stop by the Taylor Swift Education center to take part in instrument and songwriting programs on the weekends, or catch a panel discussion. The walkthrough of the museum concludes in the esteemed Hall of Fame Rotunda to view the artists' plaques who have earned Country Music's highest honor. Upgrade to the Hatch Experience to go behind the scenes at Hatch Show Print. Learn all about the history of this iconic letterpress poster shop. Listen to the presses run, and see 150 years worth of brilliantly colored posters printed for your favorite entertainers. Handle the tools of the trade to print your own keepsake poster!

Nashville: Homes of the Stars Narrated Bus Tour

2. Nashville: Homes of the Stars Narrated Bus Tour

Nashville is known as the music center of America and on this tour, you will see the homes of the city’s biggest stars. Drive through some of the most beautiful areas of Tennessee to view the majestic homes of such legends as Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Ronnie Dunn, Garth. You will pass the homes of Dierks Bentley, Caleb and Jared Followill of Kings of Leon, , Julianne Hough of Dancing with the Martina McBride, Ronnie Milsap and many more. Hope that one of the legends of the Nashville music scene jumps on board, just as they have been known to do before. On this remarkable tour you will quickly see why so many stars call Nashville home and learn why it became the music capital of America.

Civil War History Tour – The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee

3. Civil War History Tour – The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee

On this tour, we'll pay a visit to what was Ground Zero for one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. This is a trip back in time to three of the homes that stand to tell the tales of the epic battle of Franklin, Tennessee: The Carter House, Lotz House and the Carnton Plantation. All three of these beautiful mansions are unique examples of Civil War-era architecture, which house unique stories of heroism and war as well as antiques, bullet holes and the occasional cannon ball indentation! After exploring some of these impressive architectural monuments, have lunch on your own between tours of the homes in the historic downtown district of Franklin. See a new side of the Civil War era in the deep south, and make this a day you won't soon forget!

Nashville: Rural American Farm Tour

4. Nashville: Rural American Farm Tour

Get out of Nashville for the day and check out a local farm while getting acquainted with the culture and traditions that embody the American South. Go on a tour that connects farm-curious food lovers with the farmers, ranchers, and craftspeople of rural Tennessee. See firsthand how food is grown and hear from the hard-working individuals who bring food to tables across the country every day. Drive from the pickup point in Cross Plains in a not-so-shiny Chevy Suburban that your local guide refers to as "dirty, but in a good way…like cool dirty.” Spend the day riding around telling stories, meeting farmers, and visiting parts of town known only to the locals. You are sure to meet a few colorful Southerners and tour a whole crop of farms. Benefit from the guidance of a local whose family has lived on and loved the land of Robertson county for many generations. A natural-born storyteller in the true Southern tradition, your guide will tell you the tales she heard from her grandaddy as well as the ones she heard only yesterday.  After touring the farms around the area, savor a traditional Tennessee lunch at a favorite locally-owned restaurant. Stop at Thomas Drugs, a town staple that has been in business since the early 1900s and has the best hobo float in Tennessee, or Tesha's Cafe where cafeteria meat-and-three is prepared every day for the locals and macaroni and cheese is considered a vegetable.

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What people are saying about Nashville

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 93 reviews

This is a must see for fans, teachers and anyone remotely interested in Country Music! It encompasses Country Music from its roots to the present! There are vintage instruments, costumes, vehicles, video footage, interactive displays and so much more!!!!

If was great to see all the displays and read about all the stars as they grew up and lived their dreams!

Loved the tour and the guide tours in each Locations where really experts !!

Easy ticket process. The museum is fantastic. You could spend endless hours

Great tour. Terry was very informative and entertaining!