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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Shenna S
"Excellent diverse perspective"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 07, 2019
Our guide was full of amazing stories about black history and the black community in Nashville. We left the tour inspired to become change agents in our community. Very encouraging tour and excellent storytelling! The tour lasted an appropriate amount of time while introducing us to lesser known black history leaders like Black Bob and the Mckissack brothers. Our tour guide was flexible and friendly. Due to the cold winter weather, we ended our tour in a historic restaurant called Woolworth on 5th. At Woolworth, we learned about Paul LaPrad, a white college student who participated in the civil rights movement and took a behind-the-scenes tour of where the sit-ins actually happened. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone visiting Nashville and anyone seeking a diverse perspective.
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Shauna F
"Great Experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 04, 2019
This was our first time visiting Nashville in a few years. This tour offered a unique experience. You are given an up-close look at several historic sites along with informative, lively commentary. Our guide was able to answer questions that arose as well as knowledgeably share in related discussions. Since the tour is downtown, we were able to continue our own site-seeing after it’s end. We learned key information about Nashville’s history and were able to step outside-the-box of our common travel activities.
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Erika F
"African American Walking Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 27, 2018
This tour was very informative. My daughter and I loved it. We learned so much about the history here. The tour guide was great as well.
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ady5
Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Excellent tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 02, 2018
This was one of my favorite things I did in Nashville. I learned so much through Chakita's gift for storytelling and dedicated research. Make time for this tour. You'll be glad you did.
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beclillybean
"African American History Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2018
This was a very engaging and interesting tour, what a fun way to start off a trip in Nashville! The tour guides were lively and personable.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Civil Rights Movement Tour

What are the hours of operation?
There are two tour times: 1:30 PM and 4 PM.

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.