Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours

You know the music × Now discover the history


Nashville historians are eager to show you a side of Music City you've never seen. 

Our guides will personally take you back into Nashville's past and walk you to many historic locations. The tour begins in front of the Nashville Visitor Center located on Nashville's Lower Broadway. From there, you will travel about a mile & a half around downtown Music City taking in the sights and stories that made the city what you see today. We can guarantee you will experience the echoes of Nashville through old buildings, historic photographs, and great stories. 

Tour Highlight

  • Walk the historic honky tonks along Broadway and see the history of this world famous street before the music began
  • Visit Riverfront Park and learn about the early settlers of Nashville
  • Uncover how the story of the Civil Rights Movement unfolded at some iconic places in the city
  • See three National Historic Landmarks including the Tennessee State Capital, Downtown Presbyterian Church, and Ryman Auditorium
  • Learn how Nashville became Music City

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Call - (615) 576-0804

Email - tours@echoesofnashville.com

Where we meet

Bridgestone Arena; 

501 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203


W-Sat - 10am & 1pm
Sun - 1pm

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Additional Tours for Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours

Special Tours

We have special tours available that focus on specific aspects of Nashville's history, like the fearless women who influenced history. Plus, we have a creative team open to building a tour around your group.

Bus Tours

Need a “hop-on” tour guide for a brief history of Nashville? Whether you want to hire a guide for a brief tour or an all-day excursion, we will work with you to meet the needs of your group. Our guides will make your bus trip to Nashville a memorable one.

Education groups

Educators! Looking for a unique field trip? Want something that will get your students moving AND learning? Contact us about out educational experiences. We develop our educational tours to meet curriculum standards so you won’t have to.

Group tours

Family reunion? Bachelorette/Bachelor trip? Staff meeting? Church outing? Conference? If you are looking for a unique way to experience the city, please contact us for private group rates. We can accommodate many group sizes and styles.

Have questions? Please email us at tours@echoesofnashville.com or call us at 615-576-0804.

The Guides of Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours

Jeff Sellers has been an interpretive guide in Nashville for nearly 10 years. He currently works full time at the Tennessee State Museum as the curator of education. He gives tours of the Tennessee State Capitol as well as the Tennessee State Museum and has led tours at Stones River National Battlefield. He holds a masters degrees in public history from Middle Tennessee State University and education from the University of Montevallo in Alabama. Jeff enjoys fishing, football, and family, but not necessarily in that order. His passion is Nashville's history and sharing that passion with others. He has a beautiful wife and two wonderful kids.


Elizabeth Goetsch is an experienced interpretive guide with a passion for history. After working as a park ranger for the National Park Service for several years, she moved back to Middle Tennessee. When she is not working at her family’s quilting business, she is researching and writing for freelance projects. Elizabeth holds a masters degree in public history from Middle Tennessee State University. She spends her free time running, reading, gardening, volunteering, quilting, and hanging out with family. Elizabeth lives south of Nashville with her husband.


Dr. Angie Sirna moved to Middle Tennessee from the mountains of West Virginia. She came for graduate school, but stayed for Tennessee’s food, music, and warm hospitality. Angie researches and writes special history studies for the National Park Service. Working with Echoes of Nashville allows her to flex her interpretive muscles to engage people with the history around them. When she isn’t researching, writing, or leading tours, she enjoys spending time with her labradoodle, boyfriend, and family. She likes bluegrass and feels most at home in the mountains with a river nearby.


Eliza Garrity grew up with parents who were history enthusiasts, so she was always the little girl who complained about boredom at all the historical sites and museums that her parents took her to. In an ironic turn of events, Eliza is now an adult who loves history and drags all of her friends to historical sites and museums, babbling the entire time about all of the interesting facts. Now, she has the fortune of sharing the history of Nashville with visitors. When she isn’t leading tours she is probably catching a play at one of the many theatre venues around town, or chowing down on some local fried catfish. Eliza loves Nashville and is happy to tell you why she calls it home!


Gib Backlund has presented tours and programs at a variety of historic sites and natural areas including Fort Vancouver, Mammoth Cave, and Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station. He has a master’s degree in history from Middle Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s in English from the University of Minnesota. He enjoys rock’n’roll, food, being a tourist, exploring the underbelly of cities, and writing.

About Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours

Echoes of Nashville is a new walking tour company located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. We are professional historians that love our city and love connecting people to the historic side of Music City.

Not only is Nashville world renowned for the music it creates, it is also one of the most historic cities of the South. From Indian battles to the birth of country music, let us connect you to a side of Nashville you never knew.


Mission Statement

The mission of Echoes of Nashville is to enrich the lives of our guests by connecting them to Nashville’s rich history and providing a meaningful, and memorable tour experience, and as a result allowing us to support historical organizations and heritage tourism in Nashville.

Frequently Asked Questions for Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours

Where do I meet the guide?

Your guide will meet you at the corner of 5th Ave and Broadway, in front of the Nashville Visitor Center. To GPS the location, the address is 501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee.

What time does the tour start?

We offer tours from Wednesdays through Sundays at 1pm and Saturdays at 10am. We occasionally have special tours listed, too. Book now!

What if I want to walk up without a reservation?

While reservations are suggested, we will certainly do what we can to accommodate you if you walk up and want to join us on our tour. Don’t be a stranger!

How much does it cost?

Tickets are $20 for adults. Children ages 5 to 12 are $10.

What about the weather?

Rain did not stop history, so we don’t let it stop our history tours! Our tours go on rain or shine. We only cancel tours for severe weather (and will contact you if the tour is cancelled).

What is the cancellation policy?

Tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance with no cost penalty. If a tour is cancelled by the guide because of weather, you will be reimbursed.

Is the tour route handicap accessible?

Yes! While the tour route meanders over gentle hills in the city, there are ramps and elevators so every part of the tour is accessible.

Do guides accept gratuities?

Our guides work hard to share the past with you; if you feel they did a good job, you may certainly tip them accordingly.