Old Town Trolley Tours: Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley. More than just a sightseeing tour, it is a fun and educational adventure as your trolley conductor provides an entertaining narration that includes little known facts and behind-the-scenes tips.
Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment®, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment.
Soul of Music City Tour: Experience the true heart of Nashville aboard our Soul of Music City Tour! Led by a talented performing guide, you’ll be transported on an exciting journey to explore the different music genres that have been in Music City over the years.
The very mention of Nashville often conjures up the image of a stage full of ornate boot and cowboy hat clad, banjo picking entertainers performing in front of star-struck concert-goers keeping time to the rhythm and dreaming of one day gracing that stage themselves.
While that’s a fairly common scenario, we’re going to show you that Nashville is so much more than that. Long before Nashville got its name, it was a promised land for pioneers and idealists of varying genre – A place for talented, hard-working, passionate folks to stake their fortunes not only in music and the arts, but medicine, high tech, academia and even candy!
From the hunter-gatherers making their home along the Cumberland and the lone French fur trader establishing a trading post, to the initial hearty settlers of Fort Nashborough and the first musician to step off a bus onto Broadway with nothing but a guitar and dream—Nashville has been the hook on which the brave and entrepreneurial have hung their hopes and aspirations.
Their success inspires others to hone their chops and journey to Music City in search of their own big hit. As we weave our way through this rich and vibrant city learning about, and paying tribute to its legends and pioneers, you won’t help but feel inspired, too!
From the city’s rhythm & blues heritage and honky tonks, to its famous music venues, uncover insider stories and intriguing facts about the people, places, and events responsible for the city’s iconic reputation. It’s an evening filled with music, history and fun and a close-up view of some of the most legendary spots in town.
A Few Points of Interest:
Be sure to allow time during your visit to Nashville to see Marathon Motor Works, where you can see some of the original Marathon Vehicles on display, see many relics from the days when this was the Marathon factory, and now see incredible shops.
1. Marathon Motor Works
2. Centennial Park
3. Hot Chicken
4. Belmont Mansion
5. The Gulch
6. Union Station Hotel / Frist Art Museum
7. Country Music Hall of Fame
8. 201 Broadway
9. Ryman Auditorium
10. Legislative Plaza
11. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
12. Farmers’ Market
13. Capitol View
Tours open daily.
9:30am – 4:00pm.
Last tour departs stop #1 at 4pm and returns at 5:50pm.
You won’t be able to board at any stop after 4:00pm to receive a full tour.
Veterans Day: November 11: Tours begin at 12pm.
Christmas Eve: Last tour starts at 2:30pm.
New Year’s Eve: Last tour starts at 2:30pm.
Closed on following days: Rock ‘n’ roll Marathon, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Length of tour: 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Duration: 1.5 hours*
Marathon Motor Works
1200 Clinton Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Paid parking is available in the boarding area at 1200 Clinton Street.
See calendar for tour times.
Call us at (615) 375-3166.
*Soul of Music City Tour: Reservations required. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time. Tour length times may vary depending upon road conditions or traffic.