22171
Tennessee
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
Length
6 days
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Getting There
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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 ...

  • Get a complete Nashville musical education with a private, expert led visit to Studio B and a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Tom & Janet Murray
Tom Murray is a graduate of San Jose State University but is a Southerner by choice, having spent more than 45 years in the South absorbing the culture, customs and history of the region. Tom specializes in coastal history with an emphasis on the sea islands of Georgia. Few people know and love beautiful Cumberland and Amelia islands better than Tom. He has spent 25 years lecturing and leading Road Scholar groups to sites from the mountains to the sea.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Tom & Janet Murray
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