Signature City Nashville
See Nashville through the eyes of local residents as you discover historic and musical sites such as the Tennessee State Capitol, Belle Meade Plantation and the Grand Ole Opry.
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Program No. 22171RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

You know it as Music City USA, but neon lights and cowboy crooners are only a tiny slice of what Nashville has to offer. Get to know Nashville the way the locals do as you experience the full range of this lively city’s art, history, culture and music. Explore the city’s fascinating story in talks with an esteemed historian and on expert-led field trips to sites dating back to before the Civil War. Cast a spotlight on Nashville’s flair for music, culture and the arts by going inside the city’s fine-art museums, backstage at the honky tonks on Broadway and — of course — into the audience for performances featuring the country music Nashville made famous.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk two miles on city sidewalks, some gentle inclines. Stand an hour or more on field trips. Some sites accessed by city bus.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Walk in the footsteps of those who lived through Nashville history on field trips to the Tennessee State Capitol, Belle Meade Plantation and President Andrew Jackson’s home, the Hermitage.
  • Take in the current season’s exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and go behind the scenes at Ryman Auditorium and the Opry House.
  • Get a complete Nashville musical education with a performance at the Grand Ole Opry and aboard the General Jackson Showboat.
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Jim Hoobler
Jim has been the Senior Curator of Art and Architecture at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville since 1991 where he serves as lead liaison to other museums, collectors, dealers and artists; develops educational programs and conducts lectures. Jim was previously the Curator of the Capitol where he oversaw historical accuracy of restoration plans and interpreted the history of the building to share with the public. He is also the author of “A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee."
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