Civil Rights Movement Tour in Nashville, TN

United Street ToursWoolworth on 5thNashville, TN 37219
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Overview

Join the Civil Rights Movement Tour to pay homage to the tragically beautiful movement that shaped our nation. Gain a fresh perspective on equality by visiting the infamous Woolworth lunch counter where the sit-ins took place, and help preserve these historical sites. The tour reminds us all that the movement was a critical part of American history, while also exploring the parallels between then and now.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Nashville Travel Experts
  • Tour lasts 1.5 hours and generally covers 1.5 miles of walking.
  • Public tours are ideal for individuals, families and small/mid-size groups.
  • Experience the civil rights story and gain renewed activism around race.
  • Visit the infamous Woolworth lunch counter.

Description

from Civil Rights Movement Tour
Surrounded in the bliss of country music, it is a little-known fact that Nashville was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. However, students at the city's predominantly black universities led the way in nonviolent protests in the 1950s and 60s.

Journey with us to attractions and local hideaways around the city that is significant to the Civil Rights Movement on this 1.5-hour walking tour. On this tour, you’ll experience the civil rights story and gain renewed activism around race and equality. This tour reminds us all that the movement is a part of American history, not just African American history.

Explore the parallels between what happened then and what’s happening now in the world of diversity and inclusion. Sit with us at the infamous Woolworth lunch counter where the sit-ins took place. Today, the new Woolworth represents the change that activists fought for.

Join the Civil Rights Movement Tour to pay homage to the tragically beautiful movement that shaped our nation.

Company Overview: Our tours put an unconventional spin on city tours, featuring the stories that were left out of the storyline. We explore the strangest, embarrassing, and deeply buried stories hidden throughout the city. We promise you will have an active, fun, engaging session.

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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was very cold outside, yet worth it. Would definitely go on another one!
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Lhoralive P
"Highy recommended"
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Reviewed November 20, 2019
Out of all of the Nashville Tours, The Civil Rights Walking Tour of Nashville came highly recommended so I decided to book. Our guide shared stories that are both historic and inspiring. It was very fun and informative. I can't wait to take some of the other tours listed. My favorite stop was visiting the Nashville Civil Rights Museum that is made up of a room full of interactive exhibits. While there we sat around the symbolic lunch counter and learned about the Ten Rules of Conduct that the protesters followed during the sit-ins.
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Mykz P
"Incredible Experience!"
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Reviewed November 20, 2019
The Civil Rights Tour offers sharp insights into Nashville politics and the social climate of that period. I thought I had a strong understanding of the civil rights movement but quickly realized there was so much more to know. Learning about the origins, leaders, strategy, and tactics with our guides Chakita and Ogden was an incredible experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Civil Rights Movement Tour

Where does the tour begin? 
The starting Location is at Woolworth on 5th (21 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219). You will meet in the entryway of the restaurant.

Where does the tour end? 
The tour concludes at Alkebu-Lan Bookstore, a few blocks from the starting location - about a 1.2-mile walk.

When does the tour operate? 
Tours are available February - November. Tour days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
 
Is the tour appropriate for children?
The tour is suitable for all ages.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 1.5 hours.